It is often said that the world will never be the same after the coronavirus pandemic. If that is true,. old ways of doing things may have to be abandoned and new solutions developed To help businesses to develop such solutions, InnovateUK has announced a £20 million fund to invest in solutions to tackle new or emerging societal or industry needs in the wake of the pandemic.
Projects suggested by InnovateUK include:
- community support services
- couriers and delivery (rural and/or city-based)
- education and culture
- entertainment (live entertainment, music, etc.)
- financial services
- food manufacture and processing
- personal protection equipment
- remote working
- social care
- sport and recreation
Further details including an application form can be found at Business-led innovation in response to global disruption (de minimise).
If you require any help in relation to intellectual property you can book a slot on my online IP clinic on 14 April between 16:00 and 18:00. I am also giving a talk on IP for Makers at 17:30 on 15 April to which you would be most welcome.