Join us for our new Inventors’ Club series, designed to help you refine, protect and commercialise that new product idea you’ve been tinkering with.
Great ideas can change the world! And with new technology developing everyday, there are more opportunities than ever before to make an impact.
However, whilst lots of us often spot the potential for a new product or service, the harsh realities of research and development, prototyping, manufacturing and distribution often mean that few of those ideas actually make it to market, especially in the crowded and fast-paced digital space.
The Inventors’ Club has been established by the Business & IP Centre to give budding inventors the opportunity to network with others in the same boat, hear from speakers who have successfully commercialised their inventions, stay motivated and share insider hints, tips, expertise and experience. You’ll get feedback on your inventions in a safe, non-judgemental environment and also find out about how the Library’s extensive collection of business and commercial data can help you on your journey from someone with a great idea, to having a product on the market.
6.00 – 6.15 Registration / networking
6.15 – 6.25 Introductions
6.25 – 7.00 Kevin Foley, Chairman of the East London Inventors Club on:
“The success or failure of the lone inventor” – and also how “not being quite so lone” might improve your chances.
7.00 – 7.30 Neomi Bennett will share her experience with developing a care product, Neoslip,a device for assisting the application of hospital and travel stockings (www.neo-slip.com)
7.40 – 8.30 Refreshments and networking
The Inventors’ Club is brought to you by the Business & IP Centre in collaboration with:
Bob Lindsey – a chartered Engineer with a wide experience of marketing and business management, who has spent over twenty years advising entrepreneurs and small businesses on getting their new products to market. He was part of the team which set up the Inventors’ Club at Kingston University in 2005, and he regularly runs Innovation Clinics at the British Library.
Mark Sheahan – the Founder and Owner of Compgen Ltd and Culgen Ltd and the Chairman at Morgan Goodwin Ltd. He has been a value collaborator of the Business & IP Centre for over 13 years as the British Library’s Inventor in Residence, helping over 1000 aspiring innovators with their inventions.
Barry Slayford – the inventor of the Arson-Proof Letterbox and founder of the Croydon Inventors’ Club. He also set up the Invention Centre at South Norwood to assist entrepreneurs to get their new product ideas to market. He can advise on all parts of the journey from initial idea to market launch.
Meetings will take place on the last Monday of each month and light refreshments will be provided.