New Inventions and Patents
If you have an idea for a new product or invention, please download our Guide to Getting Started with your New Idea which includes information on :
Protecting Your Idea (patents, copyright etc)
Conducting a Patent Search
Taking out a Patent
Patent Office & Agents
Commercialisation of ideas
Useful contact names and websites
Westmeath LEO deliver training courses also on New Product Development and Patents.
Feasibility Study / Innovation grants are also available from Westmeath Local Enterprise Office to assist you with Market Research, Prototype Development, Patent Costs, Consultancy Costs and Research expenses. (All subject to criteria and available funding)
Westmeath LEO also has a panel of specialised Mentors that are available to assist you with the development of your idea. If you are interesting in meeting with a mentor, please contact a Business Advisor in the Enterprise Office who will advise you further.
Further information is available from Enterprise Ireland who may be able to assist you develop international markets for your new product.
How to Investigate Your Business Idea