ideas21, now in its 13th year, provides information and resources to innovators, both corporate and individual. Supported by government and industry, we specialise in the field of intellectual property and the successful commercialisation of innovators ideas. We offer workshops, seminars and free "one-to-one" advice sessions in London, Birmingham and Bristol. Our advisors are industry professionals with experience ranging from protection of your idea, design and prototyping to licensing and manufacture.
She is the author if eight books including "What's Left of Henry VIII", "Victoria - A Celebration", "Ingenious Women" and "The History of Toys". Deborah is a member of the committee of the Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood. From 2005-2009 she was on the executive committee of the Plastics Historic al Society.
Following the publication of "Ingenious Women" in 2003, she became a patron of ideas21 and frequently speaks in Britain and Europe on women and innovation.
Our Advisory Team Panel
Linda Oakley, MBELinda has spent many years researching the problems of bringing an idea to market. Her drive and vision converted low-key friendly gatherings and her informal network of contacts into ideas21 in 2000. She is Chair of Women Invention and Innovation, which organises free advice sessions to support today's women inventors to help them turn their ideas into a business, formed in 2004. In 2006 she instigated The Innovation Support Network, a diverse group of public and private sector organisations, all of which are involved in providing support and assistance to innovative British companies and individuals.
Linda is regularly asked to write articles, book reviews and book chapters on innovation and intellectual property. Linda’s and ideas21 philosophy is that information given for free is valuable; the more that inventors can learn at the early stages regarding which direction to take, the less the likelihood of time and money being wasted and the greater the chances of success.