10 June 2016 12:00
Got an idea? Want to know how to turn it into a business?
If you, or someone you know, have an idea for a business but don’t know what the next steps are, or have an idea for a new product that needs protecting, then the One Stop Ideas Shop could be just what you're looking for.
The One Stop Ideas Shop provides a forum for individuals to talk through their inventions/business ideas in a confidential setting, receive face to face expert guidance to enable to them to understand how to protect them and explore any potential for business opportunity.
Before attending the panel, attendees provide an overview of their business, allowing the One Stop experts to prepare for each session and tailor their advice and guidance to each individual and their invention/business. After the session, the panel provide detailed feedback as well as guidance on the next steps needed to make the business viable.
The One Stop Ideas Shop is offered in two locations: on the main Plymouth University campus in Plymouth City Centre (2nd Floor, Marine Building) and at one of the three innovation centres in Cornwall.
The confidential guidance is provided by experts including PATLIB UK, Plymouth University, NJ Akers & Co Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, Thompson Jenner, Ashfords, Upbeat Solutions, Stephens Scown, Francis Clark and Cornwall Innovation.
The cost of the One Stop Ideas Shop is £25. The one-hour sessions are free of charge to current students and the unemployed, but a £25 refundable deposit is required to secure those bookings. Evidence is required to prove that you are a student or unemployed.