Ideas Matter blog
Intellectual Property Challenges for SME’s, a Big Data Opportunity?
IP is a challenge for many SME’s, regardless of the industry. Establishing patents for original works, such as logos or unique statements, is not particularly straight forward and has been further complicated by the fragmentation of data resources that enable comparisons against existing patents. This places a reliance on expensive patent lawyers and not always with any guarantees of success.
Q&A: Steve Lindsey, CEO, Lontra
Taking this month’s Q&A hot seat, Ideas Matter meets with Steve Lindsey, CEO of Lontra. The UK-based Cleantech start-up company behind the revolutionary Blade CompressorTM. a device that converts power.Unlike other compressors, it uses a rotating blade instead of the traditional ‘up and down’ motion, giving it the ability to vary flow and pressure with minimal efficiency loss.
Educating digital natives
Innovation Convention 2014
The second edition of the Innovation Convention, organized by the European Commission, took place in Brussels on the 10th and 11th of March. We were there to look for fresh new ideas from European policymakers and the young generation of innovators.