12/01/2012

Free Seminar On 'Building A Business On Your Ideas" Announced

Minister for Research and Innovation, Seán Sherlock T.D. has announced that the latest "Building a Business on Your Ideas" free seminar will take place in Cork Institute of Technology on Thursday 26th January 2012.

The seminar is aimed at the 'small business' community, entrepreneurs and inventors. The series of seminars is organised by the Patents Office, in cooperation with The Enterprise Europe Network, Enterprise Ireland and the County Enterprise Boards and the local Institute of Technology.

Minister Sherlock said: "These seminars provide a valuable source of information for those businesses and individuals who either wish to turn their ideas into businesses or to grow their existing businesses.

"The seminars are Government sponsored and aim to inform businesses, inventors and innovators of the supports available to them and I would encourage them all to avail of this opportunity.

"Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy and now more than ever they need every support they can to start and grow the businesses that will create the jobs of the future."

Expert speakers from the private sector will include a Patent Attorney, a representative from a company named 'Technology from Ideas', a representative from the Industry, Research and Development Group, a local entrepreneur and an expert on branding.

Speakers from the public sector will include representatives from the Patents Office, Enterprise Ireland, County Enterprise Boards, the Enterprise Europe Network and the local Institute of Technology.

(CD)

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