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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Empowering Innovation: Intellectual Property Basics

September 12
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Ablah Library, 217

 Inventions, designs, original works of authorship and trade secrets – all of these can provide you with economic benefits. Know the basics of protection!

 

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Simple Steps #2 Defining Your Business Concept

September 14, 2017, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Maize Recreation Center, 10100 Grady Ave, Maize, KS

Register Online or by contacting Brad Piper at (316) 729-7818 

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Patent Searching Part 1: U.S. Patents

September 19
5:30-7:00 p.m. 
Ablah Library, 217

Learn how to conduct a patent search using keywords and classification in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) patent databases.

 

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Simple Steps #3 Creating Your Marketing Plan

September 21, 2017, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Maize Recreation Center, 10100 Grady Ave, Maize, KS

Register Online or by contacting Brad Piper at (316) 729-7818  

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Simple Steps to Start Your Small Business

September 23, 2017, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Wichita Downtown Library

This SCORE program will provide you the steps for creating a business plan. You will also learn about business start-up resources available at the library. Register Online http://wichitalibrary.org/  or if you don't have a library card you can register by contacting John Cleary at (316) 261-8507 or by email to jcleary@wichita.gov

 

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Copyright Basics for Students

September 26
5:30-7:00
 p.m.
Ablah Library, 217 

Students will learn about copyright issues that are relevant to the student experience. Topics will include copyright ownership and registration, duration of copyright protection, fair use exceptions, the difference between copyright infringement and plagiarism, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and more.

 

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Simple Steps #4 Financial Projections

September 28, 2017, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Maize Recreation Center, 10100 Grady Ave, Maize, KS

Register Online or by contacting Brad Piper at (316) 729-7818 

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Patent Searching Part 2: Foreign Patents

October 3 
5:30-7:00 pm 
Ablah Library, 217

Learn how to conduct a patent search using keywords and classification in patent databases offered by the European Patent Office (EPO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and Google Patents.

 

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Cyber Security Forum

October4
7:30 am - 6:00 pm 
WSU Eugene M. Hughes Metroplex

The Cyber Security Forum will offer invaluable insight for business and security decision makers in small businesses, non-profits, and government, as well as provide a platform for students and educators to engage with industry professionals. Register today to learn how to reduce security risks, build strong defenses against cyber-attacks, and how to protect and recover your systems after a breach.

 

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Manufacturing Day 2017

October 6, 2017 

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Graphic Design Tools for Your Small Business

October 10
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Ablah Library, 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 Week

October 23-27
Wichita State University Metropolitan Complex

Encountering Innovation Week is a collaborative event connecting Department of Defense Tech Scouts with innovators to explore commercialization opportunities.

 

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Trademark Basics: How to Protect Your Business Name

October 24
5:30-7:00 p.m. 
Ablah Library, 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.

 

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Marketing Strategies for Small Business

October 28, 2017, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Wichita Downtown Library

This SCORE program will provide you the steps for creating a business plan. You will also learn about business start-up resources available at the library. Register Online http://wichitalibrary.org/  or if you don't have a library card you can register by contacting John Cleary at (316) 261-8507 or by email to jcleary@wichita.gov

 

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Local Market Research: Wichita and Kansas

November 7
5:30-7:00
 p.m.
Ablah Library, 217

An in-depth look at small-scale market research with an emphasis on the metropolitan and rural areas of Kansas - learn resources and strategies to help you identify industry trends on the local level, analyze local competitors, determine your target market and find where your best customers are located.

 

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Patent Searching for Engineers

November 14
5:30-7:00
 p.m.
Ablah Library, 217

Learn how to search for patents in some of the library's subscription databases such as Derwent Innovations Index, SciFinder Scholar, and Google Scholar. Databases are accessible to students, staff, faculty, and community users. Community users may only be able to access the databases in the library using the designated community user computers on the first floor.

 

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National and International Market Research

November 28
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Ablah Library, 217

Learn resources and strategies for large scale market research - discover national and international industry trends, identify competitors at home and abroad, determine your target market and find where your best customers are located.

 

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