Postponed - "Building a Business on Your Ideas" Seminar - ATHLONE - 14.12.11

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The next “Building a Business on Your Ideas” seminar will take place in Athlone Institute of Technology on Wednesday 14th December 2011.

These seminars are aimed at the ‘small business’ community, entrepreneurs and inventors and are 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.

The seminars will focus on:-

• how business should be aware of and can exploit the value of Intellectual Property (Patents, Trade Marks, Designs and Copyright) and
• the support structures that are available for small businesses and start-ups from the State and Europe.

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.

The next seminar will take place on Wednesday 14th December 2011 in Athlone Institute of Technology with further seminars to be held in Cork and Limerick early in 2012 (dates to be confirmed).

Venue                  Date             Agenda  Registration         Presentations
Waterford IT, Cork Road, Waterford Thursday 22nd September 2011 Waterford IT Agenda Agenda Waterford IT.doc (0.39 MB, MS Word)  Registration Closed  Download Presentations
IT Sligo,   Ash Lane, Sligo Thursday  3rd November 2011 IT Sligo Agenda Agenda IT Sligo.doc (0.23 MB, MS Word)  Registration Closed Download Presentations
Athlone Institute of Technology, Cartrontroy, Athlone, Co. Westmeath Wednesday 14th December 2011 This event has been postponed until 2012 we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Postponed.

Admission to the seminars is free but pre-booking is essential.  Places can be reserved by contacting the Patents Office at (056) 7720111 or Lo-Call 1890 220223 or by e-mail to

The seminars will start at 9.10am and finish at 4.30pm with a break for lunch from 12.50 to 13.50pm.  There will be an opportunity to meet and talk with the speakers during the lunch and coffee breaks and from 4.00pm to 4.30pm.

Further information on the seminars and contact details can be found on our website at or by calling our Information Centre at LoCall 1890 220223 or 056 7720111.