Events

SBIR Webinars

The Small Business Administration has several upcoming SBIR webinars that will discuss understanding intellectual property (IP), which includes patent practice and cooperation, trade secrets, trademarks, and copyrights. Webinars will also introduce SBIR programs in the Departments of Transportation and Education.
 

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Kansas Manufacturing Summit

September 18
National Center for Aviation Training
 

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Planning for Success: Finding Facts to Support Your Business Plan

September 18
Ablah Library - Room 217

Successful business plans require reliable data - learn what information you need and where to find it. Learn resources and strategies for market research - discover industry trends, identify competitors at home and abroad, determine your target market and find where your best customers are located.

 

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Trademark Basics: Protect Your Business Name Trademark Basics: Protect Your Business Name

September 25
Ablah Library - Room 217

Discover the difference between a trademark, service mark, and registered mark. Then, learn how to search for existing marks and logos and walk through the online trademark application process.

Discover the difference between a trademark, service mark, and registered mark. Then, learn how to search for existing marks and logos and walk through the online trademark application process
Discover the difference between a trademark, service mark, and registered mark. Then, learn how to search for existing marks and logos and walk through the online trademark application process
Discover the difference between a trademark, service mark, and registered mark. Then, learn how to search for existing marks and logos and walk through the online trademark application process
 

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Graphic Design Tools for Your Small Business

October 2
Ablah Library - Room 217

An overview of freely available graphic design software programs and their application to small businesses including promotional flyers, brochures and mailers, business cards, professional presentations, and social media posts. Basic design principles and branding considerations will also be discussed.

 

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Encountering Innovation

Oct. 8-12
Overland Park, KS

A program of the Kansas Small Business Development Center
Connecting innovators with funders and support to accelerate technology commercialization
Encountering Innovation connects innovators with funders and support to accelerate technology commercialization. The initiative focus is the U.S. 11-state central corridor, but innovators from all states are welcome to engage.  


 

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OzSec 2018

October 12
Experiential Engineering Building
Wichita State University Campus

Cyber Conference built by CyberSecurity Enthusiasts for CyberSecurity Enthusiasts. We wanted to build interesting interactive sessions, host opportunities to try some of the new tools and techniques we don't get to explore in our normal day to day, and make sure it's not driven by products but remains affordable. All while promoting a laid back environment focused on fun and casual networking with peers.

 

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Patent Basics for New Inventors

October 23
Ablah Library - Room 217

This workshop will introduce new inventors to types of patents and applications, patent eligibility, parts of a patent, how to find free assistance, and more.

 

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Introduction to Patent Searching

October 30
Ablah Library - Room 217

Learn how to conduct a patent search using keywords and classification using free online patent databases.

 

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Before You File: Understanding the Patent Process

November 6
Ablah Library - Room 217

This workshop will introduce inventors to types of patent applications, patent eligibility, parts of a patent application, how to find legal assistance, and understanding the basic patent examination process.

 

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Copyright Concepts for Entrepreneurs

November 27
Ablah Library - Room 217

Learn about what kinds of works can be protected by copyright, how to register a copyrighted work, and best practices for using others' copyrighted work.


 

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