Build your business around IP – It’s all in the planning

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Thursday, 12 September, 2019 - 08:30 to 11:00

Build your business around IP – It’s all in the planning



CWLEP Growth Hub
Coventry University Technology Centre, Puma Way, Coventry CV1 2TT
United Kingdom


Funding for Business Innovation

Ewa Bloch, West Midlands Regional Manager at Innovate UK, will discuss the role that Innovate UK plays both in terms of its national remit and regional presence; how it helps businesses understand market and business opportunities, and how it can support them in developing products, processes and services that grow their companies, and also contribute to the UK economy.

Tax Relief for Business Innovation

David Marshall, Director at MMP Tax, will explain why innovative companies should put IP planning at the forefront of their business strategy.

SME’s, start-ups and established large businesses can all benefit from understanding how IP planning can have a positive impact on their business.

MMP will explore the following areas to demonstrate why businesses should take a wider view of IP and technology incentives and the positive impact they can have:

  • Developing new IP – what to consider
  • IP tax strategy – how can I make it pay
  • IP protection strategy – how to avoid the pitfalls
  • Your people and their role in IP
  • Your website and supply chain – who owns the IP?

Who should attend?

  • Business, Finance, Tax and Technical leads from all innovative businesses.

About Innovate UK

Innovate is the National Innovation Agency – its mission is to accelerate UK economic growth through funding and connecting business-led innovation throughout the UK. Innovate UK’s funding support, in the form of matched grants and loans, provides opportunities for businesses to innovate faster, access market opportunities more effectively and grow.

About MMP Tax

MMP Tax provides specialist independent corporate tax consultancy for IP planning and a range of IP incentives including Patent Box, Grant Funding, R&D Tax Relief/Tax Credits, Video Games and Animation Tax Reliefs. The team at MMP, professionally qualified engineers and scientists along with tax and accounting professionals, have decades of direct experience in IP incentives from both a technical and consulting perspective.

The Agenda

  • When: 12th September 2019
  • Where: CWLEP Growth Hub, Enterprise Centre, Coventry University Technology Park, Puma Way, Coventry, Warwickshire.
  • Sat Nav: CV1 2TT


  • 8:30: Registration, Coffee and networking
  • 9:00: Introduction by Sarah Pagan – Coventry and Warwickshire Growth Hub
  • 9:10: Funding for Business Innovation – Ewa Bloch, West Midlands Regional Manager– Innovate UK
  • 9:30: Build your business around IP planning – David Marshall Director MMP (IP tax strategy, Business planning and IP incentives, Developing new IP, IP protection, People planning and IP)
  • 10:00: Innovation funding and IP Incentives - its impacts and place in the plan
  • 10:15: Q/A
  • 10:30 Coffee, networking, or 1:1 questions with the speakers
  • 11:00 Close

For more details about MMP, visit:, call: 0207 458 4108

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