This is an exciting time to join the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) as we embark on a new way of working!
In light of the evolving business support landscape, devolution agenda within England and the government focus on the role of local growth and “place”, the IPO is piloting a new scheme to embed a representative within a partner’s site. The objective is to develop and encourage local action and to build economic impact of intellectual property (IP). It will support and build on the work already ongoing within the regions and aim to stimulate effective IP commercialisation.
We plan to pilot a post based within the Greater Manchester Growth Hub. The post will work across the region to build and develop IP capability and ensure that IP is integrated into business and innovation support programmes at a local level.
The post holder will join the IPO’s Business Support Policy team and work within the region to develop policy that ensures innovative businesses have the confidence to maximise the value of their IP assets and make a full contribution to the UK’s economic growth.