This new case study tells the story of a cooperation between the Department of General Biophysics at the University of Łódź, Poland and the GRAVITA Fertility Clinic. The case study explains how the two partners developed a collaborative research project with the help of the Enterprise Europe Network and how they managed both their IPRs and IP strategy.
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Case studies are part of the range of publications developed by the European IPR Helpdesk in order to increase awareness of IP. Case studies contain concrete examples on how SMEs, institutions or academics use IP to achieve business success.
The European IPR Helpdesk disseminates case studies free of charge to an audience of more than 13,000 people through its website and through its newsletters, with around 8,000 subscribers.
Check our library if you would like to find out more about our case studies and contact the European IPR Helpdesk's IP advisors, Alejandra Aluja (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Paula Barnola (email@example.com), if you would like your case study published by the European IPR Helpdesk.
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Tecnalia, a technological research and development centre, has received the highest award in the field of European innovation for its development of a failure prediction system for Industry 4.0 patented by NEM Solutions. The European Innovation Award was jointly granted to TECNALIA and NEM Solutions by EARTO, the European Association of Research and Technology Organisations, for the “Impact Delivered” category which rewards the best technology transfer practice.
Find out more here.
Luxinnovation, an organisation that contributes to the economic development of Luxembourg by fostering innovation, fuelling international growth and attracting foreign direct investment, has developed a guide, together with:
- IPIL (Institut de la Propriété Intellectuelle Luxembourg)
- FNR (Luxembourg National Research Fund), and
- the Luxembourguish Ministry of Economy
on how to succeed with public-private R&D collaboration and what it takes to start that kind of collaboration. The guide focuses on collaborative research and how to find the right R&D partner. It also provides an overview of available funding.
Learn more about this guide and download it, here.
ACCIÓ (the Catalan Agency for Business Competitiveness) has opened the second call of the TECNIOspring PLUS programme, which will be closed on 14th September 2017.
The programme provides financial support to individual mobility proposals presented by experienced researchers in liaison with any R&D entity around the world. Fellows are offered two-year employment contracts to develop an applied research project with a focus on technology transfer.
More information on the programme and details about the open call can be found at www.tecniospring.eu.
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has enhanced its work to support universities and research institutions in disseminating the knowledge which they generate and created new web pages for IP policies for universities and research institutions.
With the rapid development of genetic engineering and monitoring technologies, studies on microorganisms are now faster and deeper more than ever before.
From the intellectual property perspective, protecting inventions related to microorganisms - especially in international scale - can be trickier because of their characteristics and complex nature.
The WIPO article on biotech patenting focuses on the challenges in patenting in biotechnology and introduces the international mechanism that facilitates biotech patenting: the Budapest Treaty.
Read the full article here.
Just after a few weeks following to the glamorous European Inventor Award 2015 Ceremony, European Patent Office (EPO) has started next year’s award marathon by opening the nominations for 2016. Rewarding the outstanding inventors from around the world; people from industry, research institutes, IP associations and universities, as well as the general public can nominate themselves or put forward a nominee for the following categories:
- Industry: for outstanding and successful technologies patented by large European companies
- SMEs: for exceptional inventions at small-to-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
- Research: for pioneering inventors working at universities or research institutes
- Lifetime Achievement: honouring the long-term contribution of an individual European inventor
- Non-European Countries: for all inventors who are not European nationals but have been granted a European patent
The deadline for submissions is 14 October 2015.
More information is available here.
We are pleased to inform you that the European IPR Helpdesk has published a new fact sheet on the Plan for the Exploitation and Dissemination of Results in Horizon 2020.
Exploitation and dissemination are integral part of the European research and innovation funding and certain obligations in this regard arise at the project proposal stage. The Horizon 2020 work programme 2014-2015 explicitly specifies that project proposals shall include a draft Plan for the Exploitation and Dissemination of Results (PEDR).
The aim of this fact sheet is to outline the main characteristics and scope of the PEDR in Horizon 2020 and to tackle the issues that participants in Horizon 2020 may encounter when preparing the PEDR.
The fact sheet is available here.