Intellectual Property Insights
Breaking down the Complexities of IP and Legal Terminology
The Network Innovation Allowance (NIA) and Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) are the funding mechanisms that enable network operators to invest in innovative projects that benefit customers and the environment.
The treatment of IP for NIA and SIF projects is distinct and subject to the respective Ofgem Governance Document.
We know how vital clear protection of IP is for innovators. We can help guide you through the specific requirements and treatment of your IP as part of accessing the funding available – ensuring that your IP is protected while also realising investment into your business.
The EIC can help guide you through the specific requirements and treatment of your IP as part of accessing the funding available - ensuring that your IP is protected but also releasing investment into your business.
We understand that each energy innovation project is unique in its own right and so from time to time, additional support might be needed.
One-to-one sessions with our Legal Counsel can help you to navigate the complexities of IP under NIA and SIF funding schemes, while helping to build your understanding.*