Workshop on Intellectual Property


The Loughborough Student & Graduate Enterprise Office is running a workshop this Wednesday on the subject of ‘Intellectual Property and How It Can Benefit You’.

The Intellectual Property Office ( ) is the official government body responsible for granting Intellectual Property (IP) rights in the United Kingdom, the IPO is an Executive Agency of the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (

Intellectual property concerns every aspect of our lives, and by coming along to this session you can find out all about the different types of IP and the benefits of using IP in  business. You can also find out all about  Design Registration, Trade Secrets and Patents, and how such protections can help in business.

 Venue:  Room BE025 Sir Richard Morris, School of Business and Economics

 When:  Wednesday 27th  February 2013, 1:30 to 3:30PM

Open to anyone who would like to attend, but please register for free by going to the Student and Graduate Website here:

Global Entrepreneurship Week (12th-16th November)

This week is Global Entrepreneurship Week, and to celebrate the occasion the University’s Enterprise office is running a series of events across campus.

Over the week staff and students at Loughborough University will have the opportunity to develop their social enterprise ideas, win money and meet some of the world’s most successful organisations including The Big Issue, The Co-operative Group, The Eden Project and IKEA. There will be workshops, forums and a £37.5k prize fund to support your most promising ideas for social enterprises.

To find out more about the event and how to register, visit the Enterprise website here:

Entrepreneur in the Hot Seat: An evening with Peter Cruddas

Peter Cruddas, Entrepreneur of the Year 2007 and CEO of CMC Markets, will be on campus again to share his experiences of building an international financial trading company from an initial personal investment of just £10,000 into a one billion pound company without any outside shareholders or debt. Peter left school at 15 without any formal education and from a deprived background with challenging family circumstances.  His is a true rags to riches story.

This year’s event will take the format of a question and answer session – the entrepreneur in the hot seat.   As well as inviting you to register for the event, we are also asking you to submit interesting and challenging questions for Peter.   A selection of the best questions will be chosen for Peter to answer at the event.

The event will take place in the School of Business & Economics at 5pm on 1st Dec 2010.   Everyone attending the event is invited to a buffet reception afterwards.

Please contact Amy Bowmar ( by Friday 26th November to register and for a form if you wish to send in a question (you can still register if you don’t wish to ask a question). One question is permitted per form.

Calling all budding entrepreneurs!

Can you answer YES to the following questions? If so you may be eligible for support from the new Enterprise Inc project!

  • Are you a current Loughborough University student or recent graduate?
  • Have you ever thought about starting your own business?
  • Have you got an idea for a business?
  • Are you looking for some cash to get your idea off the ground?

Yes? Then why not enter your business idea and be in with the chance to receive a cash bursary of £2,490! Not only will you receive your cash payment but also be eligible for tailored business support and training to help develop your idea and personal business skills.

If you have a potentially viable business idea and the entrepreneurial drive to convert that idea into a real business venture, then this project is for you.

Check out the Enterprise Inc. website for more details of how to enter, or email Amy Bowmar ( at the Lufbra Student Enterprise  for more information.

New Events from the Lufbra Student Enterprise

Have you got a product or an idea you want to market? Want to meet potential customers? Interested in marketing and buying & selling behaviours? Then Lufbra Student Enterprise has got just the Workshop for you!

Commercialising Your Idea is being held on Wednesday 27th October between 1-4PM in the Council Chambers at the Students Union, and is hosted by Andrew Corcoran, Company Director of Blueberry Training. It’s the second in the series of events which is being run tthroughout 2010/11. 

To register and find out more information, please follow this link. As space is limited it’s advised to book quickly.

You may also be interested in participating in the Prince’s Trust Million Makers competition, which offers students a chance to raise money for charity, improve your CV, compete against other universities all over the country, and improve your business and entrepreneurial skills!

The closing date for entry into this is Friday 29th October, so act now! You can find further details here.

Lastly the Higher Education Funding Council is running ‘Dare To Be Different: Social Entrepreneurship Awards’. These awards exist to help students develop their expertise, skills, knowledge base and business support structures in social entrepreneurship and social enterprise activity.

Fo further information visit the HEFC website.