Many corporations and SMEs are faced with challenges when they try to introduce innovations into business. On the other hand, startup entrepreneurs base their entire development on innovations. In the process of creating innovations, many issues and dilemmas related to the intellectual property protection arise. This was a motivation to organize the TechTransfer online Summer School training, as part of the KnowING IPR project, for all interested in this topic.
Algebra University College and Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry organized the second TechTransfer online Summer School training on 18 October 2021. Participants of the online training were all parties interested in topics related to patenting, intellectual property rights and innovation management.
The training was held online and at the beginning of the training the KnowING IPR project was presented. Project is part of the Interreg Danube Transnational program and it aims to develop an open access tool for advanced intellectual property rights analysis as well as to provide guidelines for improved and harmonized IPR policy framework across the Danube region. In this way, project will improve framework conditions for innovation in the Danube region, which would stimulate more intensive generation of innovations.
Three lecturers shared their knowledge and experiences with the participants. Andras Jokuti, Chief Intellectual Property Advisor at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, gave a lecture on technology transfer in practice, emphasizing the importance of commercialization of the research results. Marijana Šarolić Robić, attorney at law and long-term mentor of startup entrepreneurs, shared experiences related to IPR in relation to the software patenting. In addition, Hrvoje Hadžić, Innovation Manager, explained the importance of constant introduction of innovations in business on the example of Ericsson Nikola Tesla.
In addition to the lectures, KnowING IPR project partners prepared educational materials for the training participants. After an interesting discussion on each lecture of the training, the participants were introduced to the prepared materials on the Moodle platform.
Entrepreneurs and corporations, as well as many other innovators, face issues in the field of intellectual property on a daily basis. Therefore, the KnowING IPR project is an important initiative to improve regulations and frameworks related to intellectual property rights.
You can find more information about the project on http://www.interreg-danube.eu/approved-projects/knowing-ipr
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