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The European IP Helpdesk is a project funded by the European Commission (under contract XXXXXX) and managed by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME). It provides free-of-charge, first-line advice and information on Intellectual Property (IP).

The services of the European IPR Helpdesk are delivered and managed by a consortium established by the four partners Eurice GmbH, Universidad de Alicante, TUM-Tech GmbH and Universidad de Navarra.

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The European Research and Project Office GmbH - Eurice offers support for successful participation in European framework programmes for research and innovation: from the initial project idea followed by strategic planning and successful implementation of the project to the exploitation of research results. Eurice was founded in 2000 and is among the largest European consulting companies for international scientific projects. As a highly innovative SME, Eurice regularly occupies a leading position in the corresponding rankings.

The Eurice team of experts consisting of 40 consultants has been involved in the implementation of more than 250 European cooperations in research and technology covering all major areas of research.

Established as a key partner in European initiatives aimed at better protecting and commercialising research results, the Eurice European IPR Helpdesk team is committed to the implementation of communication and awareness-raising activities and to the provision of extensive training services in the areas of IP management and capacity building.



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University of Alicante

The University of Alicante also known by the acronym UA) was established 1979 on the basis of the Center for University Studies (CEU), which was founded in 1968. The University main campus is located in San Vicente del Raspeig, bordering the city of Alicante to the north. As of 2011/12 academic year, there are approximately 27,500 students studying there.




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TUM-Tech GmbH

TUM-Tech GmbH enables companies to get access to the outstanding scientific and technological potential of the TU Munich and – beyond that - a huge network of universities, research institutions and private research departments.

TUM-Tech GmbH functions by way of demand. That means that we operate on a case by case basis in finding the right experts for you in a complex economic environment.



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University of Navarra

La Universidad de Navarra es una universidad privada fundada en Pamplona, Navarra (España) en 1952. A través de sus cinco campus (Pamplona, San Sebastián, Madrid, Nueva York y Barcelona), en la Universidad se pueden cursar 35 grados oficiales, 13 dobles grados y más de 38 programas máster en 14 facultades, dos escuelas superiores universitarias, 17 institutos, su escuela de negocios IESE, ISSA (School of Management Assistants), el ILCE (Instituto de Lengua y Cultura Españolas) y otros centros.

La Universidad también incluye la Clínica Universidad de Navarra, que con cerca de 2045 trabajadores atiende a más de 100 000 pacientes al año. Desde el 2004 cuenta con el Centro de Investigación Médica Aplicada (CIMA) que se centra en cuatro áreas de trabajo: Oncología (cáncer de pulmón, leucemias y linfomas), neurociencias (enfermedad de Alzheimer, Parkinson y Huntington), ciencias cardiovasculares (insuficiencia cardíaca, trombosis y hemorragia) y hepatología (cáncer de hígado, cirrosis, enfermedad de Wilson y porfiria aguda intermitente). En 2010 creó el Instituto Cultura y Sociedad (ICS), su centro de investigación en humanidades y ciencias sociales.