5Nov

Grants are always good, right? Well, there IS a downside!

By j.evans / November 5, 2021 / Grants and Awards / No Comments

Many start-ups and SMEs apply for grants to help them develop a business idea or grow and expand their products and services. Applying for a grant imposes a useful discipline.  To be successful you need to comply with the grant guidelines and deliver products or services according to the schedule...

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15Oct

Can’t get your NDA signed?  Here’s why …

By j.evans / October 15, 2021 / Handy Tips / No Comments

Non Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), sometimes called Confidentiality Agreements, are often used by innovators when approaching third parties to discuss a new, or unpatented product.  However, not everyone will sign an NDA.  Why not? Many large corporates have their own R&D teams and do extensiv...

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8Sep

Common Misconceptions About Intellectual Property

By j.evans / September 8, 2021 / Handy Tips / No Comments

Intellectual property (IP) is a product of the mind and can manifest in many different forms such as a table, a carton, or a car, and methods of producing these products. IP rights such as patents, registered designs, trade marks and trade secrets can be powerful tools to propel your business and...

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6Sep

So, how do you make $$$ from an app?

By j.evans / September 6, 2021 / Handy Tips / No Comments

Research suggests that 98% of the global revenue from apps, comes from FREE apps, NOT paid ones. So … before you develop your app, you need to consider how to monetise it.  Here are some typical ways to generate revenue. In-app advertising – raising revenue from advertisers Freemium model – offer...

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16Aug

Angel Investors: Who are they and how does it work?

By j.evans / August 16, 2021 / Handy Tips / No Comments

Angel investors are usually entrepreneurs and high net worth individuals with significant business expertise, strong networks and an interest in new technologies and business opportunities. They typically invest in start-ups and early-stage businesses that are scalable and have high-growth potent...

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29Jun

What is your business worth?

By j.evans / June 29, 2021 / Handy Tips / No Comments

If you are planning to sell your business, you need to have an idea of its value. So … how do you determine what your business is worth? To sell your business you will need relevant documentation including comprehensive financials and revenue forecasts, as well as a list of the tangible assets th...

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27May

Licensing: What is it and how does it work?

By j.evans / May 27, 2021 / Handy Tips / No Comments

All you need to know about licensing your IP, royalties and what to include in licensing agreements.

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4May

Different ways to raise funds … the crowd and P2P

By j.evans / May 4, 2021 / Handy Tips / No Comments

Crowd funding, equity crowd funding and P2P lending – What’s the difference?  Both crowdfunding and equity crowdfunding are different ways to raise money from a group of people for a specific task e.g. to fund a new product, grow a business or finance an endeavour. Individuals who donate to...

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3Mar

INNOVIC’s March 2021 Newsletter – the latest grants, resources, articles and more

The latest grants, government programs, information, resources, articles of interest for innovators and start ups.

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2Mar

What is an accelerator – and how can it help you?

By j.evans / March 2, 2021 / Handy Tips / No Comments

The first seed accelerator, Y Combinator, was launched in the USA in 2005.  Unlike incubators, that “incubate” new ideas, the purpose of an accelerator is to rapidly “accelerate” and scale-up start-ups with global potential through a program of education, mentorship and access to funding. Not all...

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