Are you a start-up looking to build sustainable solutions, using sustainable technologies?

Scotland aims to be a world-class entrepreneurial nation founded on a culture that encourages, promotes and celebrates entrepreneurial activity in every sector of the economy.

IPHatch® is an Open Innovation competition which connects entrepreneurs and emerging start-ups with access to impactful sustainable technologies from multinational corporations.

IPHatch® is owned and operated by Intellectual Property (IP) Investment Bank, Piece Future. Piece Future is an Asia-headquartered and innovation-driven Intellectual Property bank who manages IP-rich corporations, institutions, SMEs and start-ups worldwide, offering strategic IP banking and innovation services ranging from IP Investment Advisory, IP Asset Management, Capital Advisory and Innovation Platforms.

This competition, the first of its kind in the UK, will be hosted by City of Glasgow College, in association with the Scottish Institute of Innovation & Knowledge Exchange (Scottish IKE).

This unique programme comprises 4 stages, ordinarily over a 3-month period, including a series of thematic seminars on exciting topics like overseas market expansion, sustainable impact and IP education, workshops and IPHatchathon®.

This model of Open Innovation, will:

  • Help start-ups leverage on an Open Innovation concept.
  • Provide sustainable technologies from multinational corporations, connecting entrepreneurs and emerging start-ups with access to vital resources & networks globally.
  • Build sustainable solutions towards a greener future through start-ups, creating economic, environmental and social impact.
  • Unlock growth potential of startups in key economic sectors including; Digital Healthcare, Financial Tech, Sustainable Energy, Data Analytics, Smart Logistics and Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (AI, AR and VR).

The IPHatch® challenge will offer patents from globally recognised, multi-national organisations.

IPHatch® UK 2023/24 – Pre-Launch Briefing

Date: Friday, 15th December 2023
Time: 10:00am to 11:30am (GMT)
Location: Online