Innovation, R&D

HIE's intellectual asset advice and support service

Intellectual asset advice and support can benefit a business in several ways:

  • identify, capture, manage and protect intangible assets
  • maximise brand presence and value
  • inform business strategy or even change the business model
  • drive innovation by identifying new opportunities as well as gaps in current expertise
  • enable the most effective presentation of the company to investors or strategic partners
  • inform strategic plans
  • open opportunities for additional income
  • gain competitive advantage

Who is it for?

This service is available to companies operating in the Highlands and Islands.

How is this service delivered?

HIE employs a full-time Intellectual Assets and Innovation Adviser who can help growth businesses and social enterprises identify the assets they hold and work out how to use them for business advantage.

Advice and help can be through one-to-one meetings, in-house company sessins, or workshops on specific themes such as Finding Your Hidden Value, Boosting Your Brand, and Creating New Revenue Streams.

How much does it cost?

All the advice given to a company by HIE's Intellectual Assets and Innovation Adviser is free of charge and the workshops are also free to attend.

Further information

Email Ewan MacAulay 


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