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Business model template for filmed performance public consultation launched

23 October 2014, Patrick Towell

We have now launched the final versions of the templates. Please see here for further details. Golant Media Ventures has created a business model template for filmed performance for cultural and arts organisations. It is shared under a Creative Commons licence for the sector as a whole to use. The template is intended to help cultural and arts organisations plan and structure the way the...


GMV win tender to deliver the Digital Strategy for the Archives of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

7 October 2014, Mandy Berry

Golant Media Ventures is delighted to announce that it has won the contract with Cornwall Council to deliver a Digital Strategy for Kresen Kernow – the new flagship centre in Redruth for Cornwall's archives. The aim is to make digital delivery central to connecting people to the collections, both in the centre itself and remotely, widening the audiences locally, nationally and across the Corni...


What’s an intangible asset and how do I find mine (1)?!

7 October 2014, Patrick Towell

Whether you run a commercial business, social enterprise or not-for-profit that trades, managing and exploiting your intangible assets will almost certainly be key to your continued success – or possibly even survival. In our recent report for the UK government's Intellectual Property Office, we quote the World Bank which says: "Intangible assets are assets in a firm like software, new knowle...


Debate prompted by report on trading in intellectual property

3 October 2014, Patrick Towell

Update 3 October 2014: A penny for your thoughts: raising finance from IP appeared in Elite Business Magazine in print and online includes discussion from Juan Mateos-Garcia, economics research fellow for the creative and digital economy at Nesta, Adam Tavener, chairman of Clifton Asset Management, the pension-led funding provider, Jackie Maguire, chief executive of Coller IP, the provider...


The ‘who’ of intellectual property – how can OpenCorporates and OpenLEIs help?

16 September 2014, Patrick Towell

One of the key recommendations of our report for the IPO on how to make Intellectual Property and other intangible assets more easily traded and financed was: “Bringing together the private, public and not-for-profit sectors to develop and trial publicly accessible information services to help build IP markets – focusing initially on accurately identifying who has rights in what.” Of all th...


Our report on how to make intellectual property more easily traded and financed published by government

8 September 2014, Patrick Towell

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) of the UK Government commissioned GMV to examine the key characteristics of IP markets and the information needed to help businesses raise finance against and trade in their intangible assets. This was a follow up action from the IPO's response to the Banking on IP report published in late 2013. The resulting report is a review of primary research and inp...


Tales from the coalface – Intellectual Property and intangible assets (1)

8 September 2014, Patrick Towell

Intellectual Property and wider intangible assets are critical to making modern, high growth enterprises thrive and – for that matter – highly usable public services as well. For more on how this applies in particular to the creative, cultural and digital sectors and some (hopefully) useful definitions, see here. At GMV, we’ve always woven considerations of Intellectual Property and inta...


Uncover the hidden value in creative, cultural and digital enterprises

8 September 2014, Patrick Towell

Here at GMV, we believe in the power of ideas, knowledge and information. In a sense these are what define businesses in the ‘creative industries’ from film, TV and publishing through design, fashion and architecture to computer games and interactive media. The arts in the widest sense are about communicating ideas. As a society, we rely on cultural organisations to hold the knowledge that is...


Taking creative innovation thinking into finance

1 September 2014, Patrick Towell

Just before everyone fled London to go on holiday, I spoke at an event about innovation in the financial services sector designed by knowledge management whizz Victoria Ward and the rest of the team at SparkNow for FIA Europe. Not working in financial services day to day, I had to think about how to describe innovation from our experience in the creative, cultural and digital sectors – but...


Creating Innovation from Collaboration Workshop for Creativeworks London

3 July 2014, Mandy Berry

GMV and Media-sauce ran a one-day workshop to uncover opportunities, potential revenue streams and next steps for 12 Creativeworks London funded projects, ranging dance to visual art and literature amongst others and all with a strong digital focus and a creative concept or product that they want to develop as a business proposition. We helped them understand how to design the value proposition...


Hackney Empire retains GMV to advise on innovation and digital

3 July 2014, Patrick Towell

One of the East End of London’s favourite venues, the Hackney Empire has retained Golant Media Ventures to advise on innovation. This includes new ways to exploit digital technologies and data. It will also be looking at how to better exploit its physical spaces, connections to the community and local area and strategic partnerships with local businesses, other cultural organisations and tech...


Public consultation on GMV’s report for the IPO on future Intellectual Property markets

12 June 2014, Patrick Towell

GMV was commissioned by the Chief Economist of the Intellectual Property Office of the UK government to provide an initial review of: key characteristics of markets in IP which can be efficient and 'deep' enough to support efficient trading information requirements for confidence in markets, helping owners to monetise assets via sale or licensing …to create an understanding of the kind o...


GMV’s film distribution spin out financed by Ingenious Ventures

1 June 2014, Mandy Berry

Golant Media Ventures are delighted to announce that our spin out company, Cinegi Media Limited, has secured finance from Ingenious Ventures, the venture capital division of London-based investment group Ingenious, specialising in backing companies across the media and entertainment sector. Cinegi is a new, fully digital filmed media distribution service that will enable the rapid expansion of ...