The Centre for Advanced Photonics and Process Analysis (CAPPA) held an Intellectual Property Boot Camp on Tuesday 8th of May in the Nimbus Centre in Cork Institute of Technology. On the day Michael Lucey from PurdyLucey spoke about the importance of intellectual property, patents for protecting technologies and innovative products across a variety of sectors, trade marks for protecting brand names and logos, copyright and design rights. Intellectual property has become more important in recent years and it was great to have Michael speak on how businesses can benefit from protecting their intellectual property and the benefits of it going forward in the current environment.
Michelle O’ Brien from Alcon also spoke on the day. She spoke about the work that Alcon have conducted with CAPPA and how they benefited from utilizing the services of CAPPA. She also spoke about the different state funded initiatives that they were able to avail of. CAPPA has worked with Alcon since 2008 on various different projects. Dr Liam Lewis, CAPPA’s technology gateway manager, also spoke about different state funding initiatives that are available to assist small to medium sized companies with research and development activities, as well as the background of CAPPA and the different industries they have worked in.
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The Centre for Advanced Photonics and Process Analysis (CAPPA) is a research centre of Cork Institute of Technology, conducting both applied and fundamental research on photonics for applications in areas as diverse as telecommunications, medical devices, food and pharmaceutical manufacturing. The centre is co-located both in CIT’s Bishopstown campus and in the Tyndall National Institute. CAPPA is at the forefront of photonics research in Ireland. CAPPA works in the area of photonics generation and manipulation of light, and a major strand of CAPPA’s activities focuses on bringing the benefits of photonics technology to a diverse range of industry partners. Photonics has been identified as an important enabling technology for a wide range of applications. Photonics has been identified as one of six key enabling technologies underpinning the European Union’s Horizon 2020 funding programme.