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Protecting and Commercializing your Intellectual Property

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Protecting and Commercializing your Intellectual Property is open to anyone who is interested in obtaining further information on intellectual property.

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Upcoming Innovation Events

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The BCIT Applied Research Liaison Office (ARLO) is offering a series aimed at helping entrepreneurs and small-medium sized businesses (SMEs) avoid the all-to-common mistakes that lead to new product failure. Topics covered in this session include: developing and assessing product concepts, intellectual property considerations, and market validation. For more information and to register into the CAP program, visit the CAP website. If you are already registered in the CAP program, please email to register for the upcoming boot camp.

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Know a company looking for Investors?

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Know a company looking for Investors?  Next Angel Forum is the solution for them.

Here are the direct funding results from the Angel Forums in past 12 months:

  • Chatterblock closed $300k incl 2 AF investors
  • S2G BioChemicals closed on $100K+
  • Etuve Food agreed to $100,000 funding
  • Hatsize Corp closed $200,000.
  • People Menders closed on $100,000
  • Dark Matter Labs – undisclosed amount
  • Metabolomic Tech – undisclosed amount.
  • SemiosBIO has closed on $200,000
  • Spiral Genetics has investor wanting to share
  • Indel Therapeutics received $410,000

Come as our guest (no fee) if you arrange for a quality company to apply by Sept 16. Review detailed criteria.

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Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program Events

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The Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program (CICP) aims to promote innovation and support the development of small and medium enterprises (SME) in Canada. The goal of CICP is to help bridge the pre-commercialization gap by purchasing innovations through a Call for Proposals. The Program targets innovations in four priority areas: environment, health, safety & security, and enabling technologies.

There are 19 pre-qualified innovation proposals from the first round of the program.  Visit their website to see the list of successful companies and innovations.

The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) invites you to attend the Spring 2011 Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program (CICP) Forums taking place from 9:00 – noon on:

  • June 20, 2011 Kelowna – Delta Grand Okanagan – 1310 Water St., Kelowna, BC
  • June 21, 2011 Kamloops – Kamloops Convention Centre – 1250 Rogers Way, Kamloops, BC
  • June 27, 2011 Vancouver – Marriott Pinnacle – 1128 West Hastings St., Vancouver, BC
  • June 28, 2011 Victoria – Hotel Grand Pacific – 463 Belleville St., Victoria, BC

Register to attend the CICP Forums – It’s Free!

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Screening New Product Ideas

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New Bright Idea - Screening New Product Ideas

How do you know if your new product idea is actually a good idea? What if you have two or three good ideas, but can only fund one project? To make these critical decisions in new product development you need to implement an idea screening process.

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Sources of Innovation – Your Customers

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If you are looking for inspiration and guidance for a new product line or ways to improve your products, look no further than your current customers!

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