IP4INNO

Intellectual Property for Innovation

Financial Framework: PRO INNO
Overall Budget: 3.995.788 #
Period: 2007-2008
Fields: Intellectual Property; SMEs; IP Exploitation; Enforcement; SMEs; Training; Policy Analysis.
Objectives: The main aim of ip4inno is to increase understanding and usage of intellectual property (IP) by SMEs , with a view to increasing innovation and competitiveness in line with the Lisbon goals.
Target Groups: Ip4inno is aimed principally at SMEs through training staff (“train the trainers”) in entities supporting small businesses, such as Technology Transfer Offices, institutions involved in the innovation process (e.g. from Chambers of Commerce or Innovation Agencies) or Business Advisory Bodies and Incubators.
Activities:
  • Building a Consortium using a “pooling approach”, integrating an important number of actors undertaking similar or complementary activities in the field of innovation. Synergies will be exploited to perform common analyses and design enhanced services;
  • Analysing the training needs of the target groups in the field of IP management;
  • Providing training for specific target groups in the protection and exploitation of IP and IP management, with the main focus being on patenting;
  • Disseminating and facilitating the exchange and dissemination of information and good practices, including training packages within several European countries.