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!
However, whilst lots of us often spot the potential for a new product or piece of technology, the harsh realities of research and development, prototyping, manufacturing and distribution often mean that few of those ideas actually make it to market.
18.00 - 18.15 Registration / networking
18.15 - 18.25 Introductions
18.25 - 19.00 Tim Chapman developed 'Pan Pickle', the stick-on guide for easier glass hob through a University project - see www.panpickle.co.uk. He has won awards and is now seeking Crowdfunding. He will relate his journey and what he is doing next.
19.00 - 19.30 Kevin Machado Gamboa will present a medical device using auscultation (sound gathering) and application of AI. Seeking advice including funding opportunities.
19.30 - 20.30 Refreshments and networking and an opportunity to talk with the presenters
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.
Please note that the purpose of the British Library Inventor's Club is primarily networking, expertise-sharing and introductions. The environment is public and open, and must not be regarded as confidential or IP protected. However, the Business & IP Centre do provide a range of support services to help inventors understand and protect their Intellectual Property including: one-to-one information sessions, an 'Inventor in Residence' and workshops on IP. More information in these services can be found on our website.
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's 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.
About the BIPC
Don’t forget we have over £5m worth of online market reports from top publishers Mintel, Frost & Sullivan, Euromonitor amongst others, company data for over 144 million UK and global companies, over 60 million patents and more. With a Reader Pass you can access all of these resources for free before or after your workshop (or in the break if you can’t keep away!) and get your business ahead of the competition.