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Standards & Compliance

Quality Management Systems Implementation

Implementation of Quality Management systems is critical for any firm to achieve efficiency in production, ensure consumer safety and overall competitiveness in the market. We support enterprises to put in place processes, procedures and guidelines systems including the ISO 22000, GMP/GHP, HACCP.

Standards / Quality Audits

We conduct standards audits to identify gaps in quality systems and standards compliance for SGBs, SMEs. Our assessments provide an accurate depiction of the Quality management systems for our clients. We not only highlight gaps but provide recommendations to address these gaps.

Capacity Building & Training

Through our programs and outreaches, we provide training to players in the entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem including entrepreneurs, academia and innovators on all aspects of Quality Management.

Product Certification Support

We enable MSMEs to have their products certified by UNBS through supporting them to put in place procedures and processes requisite to attain the Q Mark.

IP Management

IP Protection

We support innovators, researchers and enterprises to identify and protect their intangible assets. Our team works with our clients to ensure they are granted relevant Intellectual Property Rights including Industrial Designs and Utility Models to give them a competitive advantage in the market.

Patent & Utility Model Drafting

We provide premium standard patent drafting services for inventors, researchers and academia in the fields of Chemistry, Food Technology, Bio technology & Pharmaceuticals, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.

Technology Landscaping

We rely on the best tools in the market to provide a global activity overview of your technology of interest. Our technology landscaping service incorporates the latest patent activity from the major IP offices across the globe.

IP Policy / Strategy Development for instituions in the public and private sector

Leveraging on our expertise in the policy development sphere in the public and private sector, we design and develop relevant instituional policies and strategies aimed spurring innovation and growth.

Trademark Protection

Trademarks help your customers distinguish your products and services from others in the marketplace as well as associate them with your company and its reputation. Whatever niche your business is in, over time there becomes an increasingly crowded marketplace for you, and with it, more competition for trademarks.

We help you determine if trademarks are available to adopt and use and support you to obtain trademark protection in Uganda and abroad.

IP Search

We provide premium search services to researchers, innovators and industry in EA. Our search services include Knockout Search, Novelty/Patentability Search, Freedom to Operate Search, and infringement search. Relying on commercial and non commercial databases, we ensure that our search services are reliable and accurate.

Public Sector Scaling of Solutions

Design of custom public scaling pathways

The public sector is a key player in the uptake of innovations and solutions across various sectors. Our team works with innovators, partners and the public sector to design custom roadmaps aimed at integration of solutions into public systems. This usually invloves:

  • Stakeholder Mapping
  • Design of Public Sector Engagement Strategies
  • Regulatory Framework Assessment
  • Alignment of solutions to National, Programmatic Policies & Strategies

Innovation Management

New Product Development / Product Management

Our team also leverages our product development and management expertise to support innovators through their product development journey from idea inception up until they have products on the market.

Innovation Policy / Strategy Development

We leverage our expertise acquired over the years in the public and private sectors to design and develop contextual and relevant Innovation Management Policies to facilitate and nurture innovation in organisations.

Design & Implementation of Innovation Challenges

Innovation Challenges are compelling ways of generating innovative ideas. They provide an opportunity to source, identify and support the best ideas aimed at addressing well defined challenges.

Over the years, ILA has garnered expertise in designing and implementing innovation challenges including ideathons, Hackathons, Innovation Masterclasses and matchmaking events.

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