Nottingham law firm, Nelsons has signed up as a sponsor of the QED Bio-Entrepreneur School being held for a second year at BioCity Nottingham from 26th to 28th February 2008.
Organised by QED Consulting and funded by EMDA through the Greater Nottingham Partnership, the Bio Entrepreneur School is an intensive three-day programme designed to help delegates explore their entrepreneurial potential, develop essential enterprise skills and overcome confidence barriers to starting in business in this very specialist sector.
Tutored by seasoned business professionals and specialists in legal, IP and financing of the sector, the chosen delegates can expect to gain a real insight into bioscience commercialisation.
Jim Carter, head of the Commerce & Technology Group at Nelsons comments on the firm’s sponsorship: “We’re delighted to support this event for a second year and welcome the help it provides for bio-science entrepreneurs to explore their commercial potential and develop the enterprise skills to start and grow a business. We wish the delegates involved every success in the realising the commercial potential of their ideas.”
Nelsons joins other sponsors and corporate partners – Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (lead sponsor), BioCity Nottingham, EMDA, Greater Nottingham Partnership, Nottingham City Council, AdamsonJones, UK Trade & Investment, Connect Midlands and PriceWaterhouseCoopers - in support of the School.
Director of Enterprise for QED Consulting, Martijn Mugge says: “It is so important to have Nelsons’ support for the Bio-Entrepreneur School as their presence and expertise is invaluable to the early-stage bioscience business. Nelsons are well known and respected in the region and delegates from across the UK will also benefit from their input.”
Nelsons’ Commerce & Technology Group provides legal advice on a wide range of matters, including intellectual property, commercial contracts, information and communication technology contracts, and competition law.
The team has extensive experience of negotiating, preparing and drafting agreements for both national and international use, ranging from all kinds of supply and purchase contracts to specialist agreements for technology rights and IT procurement. It also works closely with the firm’s commercial litigation team which advises on resolving a wide range of disputes, including trademark, patent, passing off and other intellectual property matters.
One of the largest law firms in the East Midlands with offices in Nottingham, Leicester and Derby, Nelsons is acknowledged as a “true East Midlands’ heavyweight” by Legal 500, a leading independently-researched legal directory. The firm is recommended in the Legal 500 for both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property work.