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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 ...