The UK’s excellent science base supports companies across industrial sectors to innovate, bringing broad benefits for society and supporting economic growth. Today, the Society is publishing six case studies about businesses using science in the UK. The UK has created a world-leading research base, which provides the foundation for new ideas and discoveries, fuelling economic … Continued

Scottish Development International (SDI) interview OGIC project manager Mhairi Begg and discuss our progress to-date, the first completed project with Hydrasun, and how the project process works – from choosing a university partner to the time-scale involved.

Protecting intellectual property (IP) remains one of the most challenging areas for SMEs in the oil and gas sector.   No matter how innovative your technology development is, you will not realise its economic benefit if you have not protected your rights to commercialise it. With a focus on maximising economic recovery in the North … Continued

Many thanks to all who attended our
Demystifying Intellectual Property seminar.

The session provided a lot of useful information on the intricate area of Intellectual Property. HGF outlined the topic and how to develop your company’s IP Strategy; Keltie used client/IP advisor role-plays to demonstrate how to manage your IP and your relationship with your patent attorney; FTI explained the fundamentals and benefits of Patent Box; Scottish Enterprise ran through the Intellectual Asset support they offer companies; K2 presented on Shell’s approach to IP and the fundamentals for collaboration

In the Oil & Gas industry many businesses are creating innovative products and spending staggering amounts on developing new technologies. What many are not doing, however, is claiming the hundreds of thousands of pounds in R&D tax relief that they are entitled to. Here we look at who can claim and how to do it. … Continued

Intellectual Property or “IP” is an umbrella term for the four main rights that a company or organisation might hold and want to protect: patents, trademarks, designs and copyright.   Patents protect technical innovations provided that the innovation is new, non-obvious and capable of industrial application. Often it will be the main mechanism for protecting … Continued

Lindsay relocated back to Aberdeen in October 2014 where she became one of two project managers for OGIC. Back in 2004, having completed her PhD at St Andrews University and lectured for a year, Lindsay undertook a post-doctoral researcher position in Marine Geology at the ‘Institute of Geology’, University of Tromsø. Here in this arctic … Continued