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HLK Once Again Partners with Converge

HLK are once again partnering with Converge – Scotland’s largest company creation and enterprise programme for the university sector. Dispelling the myth that you need to call yourself an “entrepreneur” to set up a business, Converge helps staff, students, and recent graduates from Scottish universities to launch their own businesses aiming to highlight the impact on both people and on the planet that founders can have through their companies.

Last week Converge opened applications for this year’s quartet of challenges – Converge, Create Change, KickStart and Net Zero which will help innovative start-ups and spinouts to create products and services which go beyond simply making a profit but also impact peoples lives for the better.

As in 2022, HLK will again be working with Converge to provide IP support to successful applicants as they seek to take their business concepts through to commercial realisation.

Since its conception in 2011, Converge initiative has helped more than 600 people to launch more than 300 business, creating in excess of 800 high-value jobs and aligning with HLK’s long standing record of supporting some of the leading UK and global universities in their quest to protect and realise the commercial value of their research and innovation.

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Magnus Johnston, Lead Partner in the firm’s Glasgow office, says:

We are delighted to be supporting this brilliant initiative once again! It has been incredibly rewarding to play our part in assisting and developing Scotland’s next generation of innovators and working with Converge as their Intellectual Property partner. Best of luck to all the applicants!

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Dr Claudia Cavalluzzo, executive director of Converge, says:

Our professional partners play a vital role by providing invaluable, free advice to our cohort and alumni community to set them up for success. HLK bring a wealth of expertise, providing our university-born innovators with solid intellectual property advice at a time when they need it most. We’re delighted to be working with HLK again and thank them for their continued support.

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