Information Package: IP in Horizon 2020

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Aiming to guide you through the expectations and requirements of the European Commission related to IP in Horizon 2020 projects, and to offer hands-on advice and tips on how to put IP management into practice, please find below a collection of helpful documents specifically dealing with IP aspects in Horizon 2020:

Guide: IP in Horizon 2020

Your Guide to IP in Horizon 2020

Fact Sheets

21/07/2016
IP Management in Horizon 2020: Proposal Stage

This fact sheets intends to assist applicants in Horizon 2020 with the management of intellectual property in the proposal stage of their project. Even though Horizon 2020 research and innovation activities are implemented through different forms of funding, particularly grants, prizes, procurement and financial instruments, this fact sheets deals solely with grants. This fact sheet is the first of a series of three fact sheets dealing with the management of intellectual property in the different stages of a Horizon 2020 project.

15/02/2016
How to manage IP in Horizon 2020: grant preparation stage

This fact sheet gives guidance on the central IP issues which consortia need to consider during the grant preparation stage, which are encompassed in two main agreements underpinning the contractual framework of EU-funded projects: the Grant agreement and the Consortium Agreement. The grant preparation stage is extremely important since the main commitments concerning IP are agreed upon in this phase between the consortium and the European Commission, and among consortium partners.

12/02/2016
IP management in Horizon 2020: project implementation and conclusion

This final fact sheet of our Horizon 2020 series highlights the steps you need to follow to pave the way for the exploitation and dissemination of the intellectual property generated during the implementation of your project.

Model Agreements

15/07/2015
H2020 MoU - Memorandum of Understanding

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Horizon 2020 is an agreement that defines the framework of the negotiations among the partners of a consortium and that is generally concluded in the very beginning of the negotiations on the involvement in a project, even before submitting a proposal. It expresses a convergence of will between the parties, indicating an intended common line of action, helping to explain any protocols for communication, information exchange, reporting, confidentiality issues, and modifications and conditions for terminating the agreement.

11/02/2016
Mutual Non Disclosure Agreement

Confidentiality is an extremely important issue for participants in R&D projects, from the setting-up (even during earliest discussions on the assessment of participation), to the implementation and exploitation phases.

11/02/2016
One-Way Non Disclosure Agreement

Confidentiality is an extremely important issue for participants in R&D projects, from the setting-up (even during earliest discussions on the assessment of participation), to the implementation and exploitation phases.

Guide: IP in Horizon 2020

Your Guide to IP in Horizon 2020

Confidentiality is an extremely important issue for participants in R&D projects, from the setting-up (even during earliest discussions on the assessment of participation), to the implementation and exploitation phases.

Should you need personal assistance on a specific query related to IP management in Horizon 2020, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Helpline team. Furthermore, you will find a broad range of additional publications and useful documents on various aspects of IP and IP management in our library. And last but not least, our training team offers on-site and web-based training courses on IP management in Horizon 2020 - just have a look at our training section and event calendar for upcoming training events.