European IP Helpdesk

Bulletin No. 1 Licensing


European IP Helpdesk team across Europe

In the first months of this year the European IP Helpdesk team has participated in numerous events and training sessions across Europe.

What Else is There Around?

Looking for further information and helpful documents on licensing and/or technology transfer you will tap into a wealth of different publications, guides, or checklists. Hence, the resources listed here are only a few examples of additional material on the subject that could also be of interest to you. Additionally, we included the links to key associations in the field on a European and international level, which also offer a variety of useful documents.

European IP Helpdesk Material

Guide: IP Commercialisation

Fact Sheet: Technology Licensing-in

Fact Sheet: Commercialising IP Licence Agreement

Fact Sheet: Commercialising IP Knowledge Transfer Tools

Guiding Documents

WIPO Manual: Successful Technology Licensing

UK IPO: Online Guide & Checklist on Licensing

Sample Agreement Templates

The Spanish Patent and Trademark Office in collaboration with the WIPO and the Licensing Executives Society (LES) Portugal and Spain elaborated a set of contract templates aiming to cover different

aspects of technology transfer and licensing, which are also available in English.

Best Practice

If you are interested in learning more about real-life cases and best practice linked to licensing or technology transfer, you may browse through the best practice libraries put together by the Association of European Science and Technology Transfer Professionals (ASTP) and the Horizon 2020 project Progress-TT. Although the latter ended in December 2017 the project website is still accessible providing a broad range of supporting material aimed at helping build capacities for technology transfer.


Licensing Executives Society International (LESI)

Licensing Executive Society Europe

Alliance of Technology Transfer Professionals (ATTP)

Association of European Science and Technology Transfer Professionals (ASTP)


In addition, there are several technology/knowledge transfer and licensing associations or societies on national level.

EU Startups Summit, 2–3 May

European Cluster Conference, 14–15 May

International IPR Stakeholders ̕ Meeting 2019, 27 March

IP for Business Training Session,

11 June

EU Industry Days, 5–6 February

Congratulations to our Spanish Team of Ambassadors!

On 6-7 June 2019, the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) Spain held their annual meeting 2019 in the city of Málaga, Andalusia. For the Spanish European IP Helpdesk ambassadors, the event included a very special moment: Paying tribute to the very close and fruitful collaboration between the Spanish EEN and the European IP Helpdesk ambassadors, the team won the Best Practice Contest in the category “Collaboration within the network”.

European IP Helpdesk Ambassador Summer Training

From 17 to 18 June a large group of our current ambassadors came together for a two-day summer training in Brussels. Offering a platform for direct exchange and discussion, ambassadors and the European IP Helpdesk team had the chance to catch up on recent activities, map out future directions of the cooperation scheme, and learn more about latest developments linked to the next EU research framework programme “Horizon Europe”, the new EU Copyright Directive, or other initiatives offering support to SMEs such as the VIP4SME project. The training programme was completed by a visit of the European Parliament.

Growing Family: New European IP Helpdesk Ambassadors

During the first months of this year the European IP Helpdesk’s family of ambassadors welcomed four new members from Slovenia, France, and Spain expanding our network of regional contact points to 51 ambassadors covering 29 European countries.