I am an International Trade Adviser based in Cambridge, working for UK Trade & Investment.
You asked "I'd like to know what funding we are available for with regards to the following":-
1) UKTI do support UK based companies attending certain Trade Fairs. A list of the supported trade fairs appears on the UKTI website, http://www.ukti.gov.uk/pt_pt/export/howwehelp/tradefairsexhibitions.html look for the link to our events calendar for 2012 - 2013 here. If a show does not appear, we can still help .
2) The government is putting in place help for SMEs to finance exports. However, this short term finance you are asking for is more relevant for banks or other providers of what is termed "working capital" or for growing businesses it is also know as "Growth Capital". A colleauge of mine specialises in finance for exporters- Jill Targett-Adams.
3) You can get some free advice on managing your Intellectual Property from the government's own Intellectual Property Office. Look up their website www.ipo.gov.uk and give them an 0800 call. For more detailed advice on licensing, you will need to speak to a specialist in licensing. Fortunately there are many skilled practitioners in Cambridge, and I am sure we can help you get introduced to some of them. In the meantime, we can also provide some general help.
UKTI provide general advice free of charge, although some more specialised international services are chargeable, but as these come subsidised for the SME sector, they are not prohibitively expensive.
You might also like to look at this page on our website, which explains a little about our help for new exporters in a service called Passport to Export: http://www.ukti.gov.uk/pt_pt/export/howwehelp/passporttoexport.html
Please feel free to contact me for further information.