The Scots get it

Scotland has set up an Intellectual Assets Centre to help Scottish companies manage and utilize their intellectual assets (IA):

The IA Centre is a first, in Scotland and indeed in Europe – a unique centre to assist businesses in deriving value from their IA. Supported by the Scottish Executive, the Centre was developed in response to the demand from businesses to learn more about their IA. Initial studies showed that, despite the number of businesses asking for advice, there were still many more that were not aware. Moreover, the value of unexploited IA lying in Scottish companies were judged to be several billion pounds!

The Centre aims to provide support and advice to mainly small and medium size enterprises. But the website is open to anyone and offers an array of tools and resources on intellectual asset management, including IA audit tools and case studies. Worth checking out.

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