Wednesday, 14 June 2017
Regional small business and startup owners are invited to free workshops at the University of New England’s Armidale campus on 15 and 29 June to learn how effective networking and innovation and intellectual property can boost their success.
Member for Northern Tablelands, Adam Marshall said the two workshops will be held at UNE’s SMART Region Incubator and are funded by the NSW Government’s Boosting Business Innovation Program.
“As part of the NSW Government’s $12 million Boost program, two free workshops are on this month to help boost the skills and capacity of New England businesses. Startups can learn how to meet people and companies crucial to driving their success – and how intellectual property law can help innovation or protect their valuable ideas.”
“These two areas can be the most difficult for many fledgling businesses – so I’d encourage any entrepreneurs or local startups to make the most of this resource.”
Mr Marshall said the first event on Effective Networking Tools and Techniques is on Thursday (15 June) from 10am-11.30am and will be hosted by Sarah Mason.
“Sarah is a mentor at the SMART Region Incubator and also General Manager of HSPR and a Business Director at Hausmann Communications. She will show how professional networks can build business relationships and share tools and techniques to establish valuable connections.”
Mr Marshall said the Innovation and Intellectual Property workshop is from 5pm-6.30pm on Thursday 29 June and hosted by Professor Mark Perry of UNE’s School of Law.
“Professor Perry researches law in high tech agriculture, biotechnology and data governance and will talk about how ideas and innovation can drive startups and small businesses, how technology is driving change, and the important role of intellectual property.”
Professor Perry said: “This is the latest instalment of UNE’s SMART Conversation Lecture Series and will look at how intellectual property works, where innovation helps or hinders the process, and how businesses can best benefit from it.”
Register now for the two events at http://smartri.com.au/connect/events/ and find more information on the Boost program at industry.nsw.gov.au/boosting-innovation
MEDIA: Will Kelly 0447 386 645