IPR

Assessment of the demand for a federal web-based Open Innovation platform for SMEs, public research organisations and universities as well as independent inventors in Germany

Open Innovation (OI) is a new paradigm for collaborative innovation projects. With the advent of advanced internet technologies there are novel technological opportunities to create web-based platforms that facilitate such collaboration – e.g., crowd-sourcing platforms, ideation platforms or platforms that help find partners for the commercialisation of IP. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs…

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Enhancing the intellectual property activities in the firm base in Ireland

The report sets out the key findings and recommendations from a study into intellectual property activity, intellectual property strategies, and barriers to engaging in intellectual property for firms in Ireland, and will serve as a key input for the development of a new national Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation.

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Research Management Performance of projects in FP6, FP7 and Horizon 2020

The European Commission has asked Technopolis Group in consortium with PwC Advisory to assess the research management performance of Framework Programmes projects. The project involved consultants from various Technopolis and PwC offices, and ran from January 2014 to September 2014. The consortium provided an in-depth analysis of research management performance in FP6 and FP7, as…

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Study on the economic impact of the utility model legislation in selected Member States

This study was an impact assessment of utility model legislation in Europe. In particular, it included an analysis of how this type of patent-like IPR instrument supports incremental innovation. It also scrutinised usage of utility models (motives, barriers) in Europe. We drafted recommendations for the EU and the EC on how to further deal with the…

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Assessment of the economic and societal impacts of patents nominated for the yearly European Inventor Award organised by the European Patent Office

Every year, the European Patent Office (EPO)  awards inventions with proven economic and societal impacts in the categories ‘industry’, ‘SMEs’, ‘research/universities’, ‘non-European countries’ and ‘lifetime achievement’. Technopolis has been, since 2011, repeatedly contracted by the EPO to perform background analyses and valuations of the impacts of patents and inventions nominated for the European Inventor Award  (EIA)….

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A Survey on Patent Licensing Activities by Patenting Firms

As part of a consortium with Bocconi University and KU Leuven, Technopolis studied, on behalf of the European Commission, DG Research and Innovation, the patent/technology out- and in-licensing behaviour of European firms. To this end, Technopolis launched the largest and most detailed survey on patentees in Europe to date. Based on responses of 330 patent-holding…

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Study on the policy of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and its Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) regarding Intellectual Property Rights

Technopolis supports research organisations in their development, assessment and formulation of IPR strategies. This study – written on behalf of the European Commission, DG EAC, and in collaboration with ISIS Enterprise, the technology transfer firm of the University of Oxford – reviewed the current state of development of the IPR strategies of the first three…

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Study on the impact of standards on growth, competitiveness and innovation – Guide on standardisation and SMEs

This study for DG Enterprise led to the production of a guide on standards and SMEs to help managers of structural funds devise suitable projects to assist SMEs to make better use of standards. Technopolis worked with CEN, NORMAPME and other societal stakeholders to compile basic information on standards and develop examples of how they…

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