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Free Online Intellectual Property Course from the IPO

Free Online Intellectual Property Course from the IPO

The IPO (Intellectual Property Office) partners with the Berkshire Growth Hub to provide funded, no cost to you, 1-1 advice clinics. Also available is their free, online  Intellectual Property course – IP Equip. IP Equip contains 4 short modules and uses real life case studies to show why intellectual property is important. Intellectual property (IP) is something….

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Join the Berkshire Growth Hub Team – Marketing Opportunity

Join the Berkshire Growth Hub Team – Marketing Opportunity

Are you looking for a new marketing opportunity and would like to join a great team helping ambitious businesses in Berkshire scale-up? We are recruiting a new Marketing and Partnerships Manager to join the Berkshire Growth Hub. Oxford Innovation Services (OIS), is recognised as one of the UK’s leading business support providers, with over 30 years’ track record of….

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London Briefing for £10m Open Innovation Loans Competition

London Briefing for £10m Open Innovation Loans Competition

Innovate UK is to offer up to £10 million in innovation loans to SMEs for late stage R&D projects. Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network have announced the details of briefing events across the UK for the first of Innovate UK’s Open innovation loans competitions, which is now open for applications. Innovation loans competition….

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Is Your Website Accessible?

Is Your Website Accessible?

Many of the UK’s biggest brands understand that accessible websites and apps are good for business, but too many people treat it as a bolt-on as well as facing legal threats they could be missing out on a market that is estimated at £250bn. Digital Leaders are working with AbilityNet, their Accessibility Partner, to provide….

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How to Attract Top Talent in the Competitive Berkshire Job Market

How to Attract Top Talent in the Competitive Berkshire Job Market

Competition is fierce for top talent in the Thames Valley Berkshire job market. And to grow your business, you’ll need to recruit, train and retain the best staff. Access to Talent is a new report from the London & Partners’ Business Growth Programme. Through interviews with the mentors and members of the Business Growth Programme,….

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Can you Offer an Opportunity to a Talented Student?

Can you Offer an Opportunity to a Talented Student?

Reading University is offering Berkshire SMEs the opportunity to recruit a student from their world-leading university (ranked 29th in the UK) to fill short term or long term gaps within your business.   Their 12-month professional placements cover a range of areas including Science and Technology, Agricultural and Ecological Development, Finance, Business and Management, Consumer Behaviour and Marketing,….

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PwC Scale | Thames Valley Programme –  Supporting Fast Growth Companies

PwC Scale | Thames Valley Programme – Supporting Fast Growth Companies

The PwC Scale | Thames Valley Programme is a 12-week initiative – being delivered by PWC in partnership with Oxford Innovation – to support fast-growth B2B enterprise companies. The fixed fee programme will take on 12 scale-up companies with the aim of generating commercial opportunities through introductions and networking opportunities with PwC and their corporate clients, industry leaders and key decision-makers. Alongside….

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An Innovative Business Finance Finder for Berkshire Businesses

An Innovative Business Finance Finder for Berkshire Businesses

The Finpoint Business Finance Finder is an online platform that allows businesses in Berkshire to get in front of hundreds of banks, alternative finance lenders and equity investors with just one simple online application. Funders can view and express an interest in your anonymous application, and you then decide who you would like to discuss the….

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Exhibit at the International Business Festival with Innovate UK

Exhibit at the International Business Festival with Innovate UK

Innovate UK is offering Berkshire businesses the chance to exhibit with them at the International Business Festival in Liverpool, June 12th to 28th.  The 300sqm UK Innovation Hub stand will showcase the very best of British innovation. On offer is space for 6-19 exhibits per day, with preference given to companies that have had some form….

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Start Exporting and Go Global with your Business

Start Exporting and Go Global with your Business

Fewer than 30% of smaller companies in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain are exporting. Obstacles include HR constraints, lack of information about international markets, cumbersome administrative processes, limited access to investment capital and difficulties in finding business partners abroad. To start trading internationally, you need ask yourself the following questions: Is my company….

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