Richard Bijlard, moderator LiFi Conference

After having worked in international marketing and sales for large multinationals as well as for high-tech startups in the electronics- and advanced materials industry for over 20 years, Richard is now offering his experience and networks to help out others. As connector and business coach, he is involved in the European Union EASME project for SMEs, acts as Advisory Committee Member for NWO subsidies and is Chairman of the Board of ‘Brainport Centre for Technology & Law’ (an organisation that facilitates knowledge- and contacts exchange between high-tech entrepreneurs and investors, patent attorneys, lawyers and accountants).

About Techno-broker BV
Technobroker BV owned by Richard Bijlard, is focused on connecting various parties in the high-tech playfield. We help companies that provide solutions and look for partners and customers. Techno-broker provides assistance to streamline innovation processes and effectively develop sales channels and ecosystems in high-tech. Activities include business coaching, marketing development and IP protection advice.

About Brainport Centre for Technology & Law

Brainport TechLaw exists since 2013 and is a platform where technology and law come together, literally and figuratively speaking. Our goal is to combine, share and ensure specific knowledge in technology and law. This is achieved, among others, by connecting our members – entrepreneurs in (high)tech branches and specialist advisers (including accountants, lawyers, patent attorneys) – and by organizing thematic events.

We are also the initiator of an independent arbitration institute, specifically for technological disputes. We have been connecting Tech and Law since 2013

We stand for:
Increasing the connection between technology start-ups, small- and medium-sized companies, large companies, educational institutions and legal service providers
Supporting and guiding the Brainport region with knowledge about legislation, rules and procedures in the field of new technology
Establishing a connection between technology companies and qualified law parties in order familiarize parties with each other’s content.
Realizing interaction between technical and legal parties with as a result:

  • Legally documented technological processes
  • Protected intellectual property
  • Structurally less conflict potential

Richard Bijlard is moderator at the 2022 edition of the LiFi Conference.

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