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  • Commonwealth Games beckons for University swimmers

    Four top swimmers from the University of Plymouth are heading to Australia’s Gold Coast to compete in the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

    Jessica Jackson and Laura Stephens have been selected for Team England, while Denilson Da Costa will swim for Mozambique, and Issa Mohamed for Kenya.

  • First ever Google Women Techmaker - South West event

    This month, the first ever Google Women Techmaker - South West event took place.

    The Cornish tech industry has been gaining a lot of national attention in recent years, due to the tireless efforts of not-for-profit organisation Software Cornwall.

  • St Austell Pop-up Innovation Centre

    St Austell has been announced as the latest location to welcome a Pop-up Innovation Centre following the success of ones hosted in Bodmin and Launceston.

    The new Pop-up Innovation Centre will open for business from Tuesday April 10 in Unit 15-16 at St Austell Business Park and will operate until the end of July.

  • Cornwall Business Awards 2018 shortlist revealed

    The shortlist for the Cornwall Business Awards 2018 has been revealed, featuring 31 businesses from Bude to the Isles of Scillly, and covering a diverse range of sectors.

    The shortlisted businesses are now in the running for the coveted awards and are tentatively awaiting the ceremony on 19 April at St Mellion International Resort, when they will find out who has won.

  • Patenting a business method by Albright IP Limited

    In this article, PIC affiliates Albright IP Limited discuss the process for gaining patent protection.

    A European patent and a UK patent are practically unobtainable for methods of doing business under the exclusions in the UK Patents Act and the European Patents Convention (“EPC”). However, a US patent provides a much broader range of possibilities, not only for business methods, but also for other matter such as software which is also largely excluded for patent protection in the UK and Europe.

  • Basic password guidance can dramatically improve account security, study shows

    Technology users should be offered more detailed support and guidance when creating account passwords in order to make them more secure and harder to crack, a study suggests.

    Research led by the University of Plymouth found those who receive basic guidance including password meters were up to 40 per cent more likely to make their choices secure.