Global Britain: Great for IP, Great for Britain
This year our World IP Day event celebrated 25 years of IPAN. We heard from a fantastic line up of speakers, discussing the importance of intellectual property, and considering the future of IP in Britain beyond Brexit.
If you were unable to attend the event, don’t worry, we filmed it! The recording will be available on our website soon.
In the meantime, check out some highlights from the event below, with thanks to our photographer Fiona Hanson.
Debbie Bestwick MBE – CEO Team17
Debbie gave us her own perspective on what makes for success in entrepreneurial business and the role IP has in this. She highlighted how the UK has contributed to the worlds most recognised games and the importance of IP in her own success.
“A game is built on a conceptual idea and it’s realised via a blend of science and art…Without retaining our IP’s Team17 would not be the company flying a British flag for our Industry on an International level as we do today.”Debbie Bestwick
Chris Warkup – CEO Knowledge Transfer Network, Innovate UK
Chris spoke about how we can encourage, engage and fund start-ups for world leading innovation and the role of intellectual property in this process.
“It’s important that Universities are incentivised to recognise and protect valuable IP… and facilitate its exploitation for economic and social benefits.”Chris Warkup