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OI Toolkit: Maximise IP, Minimise Risk

This is a presentation by i2eye Diagnostics on their Open Innovation Toolkit. The Toolkit was recently developed with support from the Open Innovation Project. It is a three-part system that enables an individual, company or other organisation to maximise the value of its intellectual property through partnership, whilst minimising risk exposure for all partners. The event has been organised by Edinburgh Science Triangle.

 Edinburgh-based i2eye Diagnostics has successfully commercialised a visual field analyser through exclusive licence from the University of Edinburgh. As a result of their own experience and knowledge of the challenges negotiating rights to exploit IP, i2eye Diagnostics were firmly of the belief that more could be done to simplify the process and incentivise those involved in order to maximise the value of surplus IP.

At this event Peter Estibeiro, Co-Founder and Commercial Director of i2eye Diagnostics will talk about the challenges of collaborative innovation and how this unique toolkit can help companies broker a deal.

The presentation will be followed by an interview with Dr Mike Capaldi, Commercialisation Director at Edinburgh BioQuarter, and an opportunity for networking with food and drinks provided.

Date and venue

Free registration:

Events and Activities 2015

Devon Game Change

This is a free intensive 3-day programme which is available to 12 Devon businesses.  It is being supported by Somerset County Council and Plymouth University.

The programme 

  • Day 1. Looks at measuring the distance between aspirations and current capabilities.
  • Day 2. Shows businesses how to inject power into the 4 pillars of business performance: markets, people, finance and process.
  • Day 3. Explores driving business improvement using director/owner best practice and discipline.

Dates and venue

  • 25, 26 and 27 November 2014.
  • Mast House, Graduate School of Management: Plymouth University, Plymouth PL4 0HJ


Open Innovation Project Closing Showcase

Since its launch in 2010, The Open Innovation Project  (IOIT) has delivered a rich and varied programme of activities which aimed to promote, initiate and support the application of open and collaborative methods and approaches to the development of innovative products and services and problem solving in a practical and inspirational way.  It has been delivered by a dynamic partnership of local governments, universities, business support services across the UK, France, Germany, Ireland and Belgium and funded through the Interreg IVB NWE programme.  The project is now closing after four successful years.

This event will showcase what has been achieved during the lifetime of the Open Innovation Project; articulate the learning points from the project and provide expert insights into Open Innovation based on practical experiences.   It will include stands covering activities; presentations on the journey of the project, testimonials, outcomes and key learning. Importantly, we aim to deliver an upbeat event which will appeal to a wide audience.


  • Showcase and buffet lunch
  • Welcome and introduction: key achievements and learning
  • Perspectives from transnational partners
  • Perspectives from participants
  • Keynote speech
  • Legacy and thanks
  • Showcase and networking

Date and venue:

We would very much welcome anyone wishing to learn more about the Open Innovation project, Interreg IVB NWE, and Open Innovation activities that could be replicated elsewhere. 

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East Flanders Innovation Learning Programme

This programme is delivered through 3 workshops and organised by Voka Chamber of Commerce East Flanders.

  • 14 November 2014:  Workshop 1 Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing).    Vertrek carpoolparking E40 Wetteren near Liège Science Park, Rue Bois Saint-Jean 12, 4102 Seraing.
  • 2 December 2014: Workshop 2: Business Model Innovation Grid. Voka Kamer van Koophandel Oost-Vlaanderen, Noordlaan 21, 9200 Dendermonde.
  • 15 January 2015. Workshop 3: New Business Models in Contracts. Voka Kamer van Koophandel Oost-Vlaanderen, Kareelstraat 138, 9300 Aalst.
  • 9 February 2015. Workshop 4. How to work with your bank to finance a new business idea.  Voka Kamer van Koophandel Oost-Vlaanderen, Lammerstraat 18, 9000 Gent

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