The regional development agency for the region is the SEEDA (South East England Development Agency). This will be abolished with all the other agencies by the end of March in 2012. Proposals for local enterprise partnerships have been accepted for the following areas:
- Coast to Capital: Brighton, Croydon, Gatwick Triangle, East Sussex and Surrey;
- Enterprise M3 (North East Hampshire and West Surrey)
- Kent and Greater Essex and East Sussex
- Oxfordshire City Region
- Thames Valley and Berkshire
There are no less than 4 angel networks:
A clinic is run by local patent agents at Southampton Central Library on the last Wednesday of the month between 17:00 and 19:00. Local inventors can also access NIPC Clinics through our website or call us on 023 9316 2030.
Community Development Finance Institutions
There are no less than 5 Community Development Finance Institutions in South East England:
- Capitalise Business Support
- Frederick's Foundation
- Hastings Trust
- Isle of Wight Lottery
- South Coast Moneyline
The Wessex Round Table of Inventors is based in Southampton. It holds regular monthly meetings and offers advice on funding, IP, licensing, marketing and other matters. It also has an excellent blog and website.
Portsmouth Central Library is the only PATLib library in the region. However, clinics are held not there but in Southampton.
We are building up a network of local patent and trade mark attorneys, specialist solicitors and other professionals in South East England. You can access that network by calling us on 023 9316 2030.