Future Innovators Toolkit

Who is this for?

This comprehensive resource pack is to help teachers get their A Level STEM students thinking about intellectual property (IP), how to protect it and where it fits in their future careers.

What's available?

Two, one hour long lesson plans to enable students aged 16-18 to explore the relevance of intellectual property (IP) to their lives and future careers. Students are encouraged to discuss the social, ethical and moral implications of IP and the importance of protecting their IP when commercialising their own work.

Lesson plans, case studies and research scenarios

These curriculum linked resources are designed to help teachers of A Level STEM subjects get students thinking about the relevance of intellectual property to their lives and future careers. Students will also develop employability and enterprise competencies including creativity, problem solving, communication and working as part of a team.

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Guide to Intellectual Property

Age 16-18

Key Stage 5


The Brief

Guidance to introduce teacher and students to intellectual property (IP)

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STEM Lesson Plan 1

Age 16-18

Key Stage 5


The Brief

A lesson to help students explore the relevance of intellectual property (IP) to their lives and future careers.

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STEM Lesson Plan 2

Age 16-18

Key Stage 5


The Brief

A lesson to help students explore the relevance of intellectual property (IP) to their lives and future careers.

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IP Tutor Plus

A series of free resources to help lecturers engage with their students on how to protect and commercialise IP.

Think Kit

The comprehensive resource pack is designed to help teachers of GCSE or NQ Business Studies, Media Studies, Design Technology or Music get students thinking about innovation and how they can protect and benefit from their ideas. All materials are relevant to their subject - and to students' lives.