Lenihan announces workshops for new businesses

The Government is to target small business-owners, entrepreneurs and inventors with a series of workshops offering advice on how to turn ideas into new enterprises, according to the Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation, Conor Lenihan.

The free knowledge-sharing seminars, ‘Building a Business on Your Ideas’, will examine how exploit business opportunities through Government supports.

Intellectual property - patents, trade marks, designs and copyright - will be a central theme for discussion at the seminars.

The first seminar will be held in Donegal later this month.

The seminars, which will run for nine months in towns and cities across the country, are organised by the Patents Office in co-operation with the Enterprise Europe Network, Enterprise Ireland and the County Enterprise Boards.

See patentsoffice.ie for details.

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