How to manage IP in FP7 during the proposal stage

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We are pleased to announce that the European IPR Helpdesk has now published a fact sheet on ‘How to manage IP in FP7 during the proposal stage’, which aims to identify some of the IP related issues that applicants should consider at the proposal stage and could include in the text of their proposal in order to contribute to its success.

This document is the first of a series which aims at providing guidance for SMEs, researchers and any other  entity wishing to answer a call for proposal in the FP7. The present fact sheet will thus be followed by a second one on ‘How to manage IP in FP7 during the negotiations stage’, and a third and final factsheet on ‘How to manage IP in FP7 during and after the project’.

All these factsheets are strictly interconnected and therefore a thoroughgoing reading of all three is strongly advisable for a better understanding of the issues at stake as well as for the purpose of having a general overview of the entire FP7 process.