Luxinnovation Training: Intellectual Property Rights in Horizon 2020

Date: 24/09/2014
Place: Luxembourg, Chamber of Commerce

Publicly-funded scientific research results should not only benefit the project participants, but also the economy via the creation of spin-off companies, and society at large thanks to new technologies available on the market.

Therefore, understanding Intellectual Property Rights issues of a Horizon 2020 funded project is crucial – even when preparing the proposal.

This 3-hour training will start with an introduction to Intellectual Property Rights in general – and Horizon 2020 in particular. A special focus will be put on the proposal stage and the exploitation of research results.

Your Trainers

The European IPR Helpdesk is our trusted partner for this event. 

Jörg Scherer has over 15 years of experience providing IP consultancy and support services within the framework of international research and technology and business cooperation projects.  He is the founder and Managing Director of the European Research and Project Office (Eurice) GmbH, a German SME consultancy company offering high-level services in the field of research and innovation management. He has a demonstrated track record in the coordination and management of over forty European RTD projects spanning the 4th-7th EU Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development. According to the latest FP7 monitoring report of 2013, Eurice ranks among the Top 20 SME participants in FP7.

Serge Quazzotti, PhD in Chemistry is the director of Centre de Veille Technologique - CVT. He has a proven track-record of trainings and in the development and management of European projects, especially concerning intellectual property. Serge is also a member of the academic advisory board of the Academy of the European Patent Office. The Centre de Veille Technologique (CVT) was founded in 1994 as a co-initiative of CRP Henri Tudor and the Intellectual Property Office Luxembourg. CVT has been raising awareness on IPR for 20 years, providing Intellectual Property support as well as high level scientific and technological intelligence support to companies and research institutions.

Inna Dimova holds a Master's degree in law and an International Industrial studies Trademarks and Designs diploma (CEIPI, France). Mrs Dimova is a lawyer with extensive knowledge in the field of intellectual property protection - trade marks, industrial designs, patents, copyright, European Union intellectual property and competition rules and policies and with legal experience in the area of intellectual property law, contractual law, corporate and commercial law, real estate and construction law. She worked as a lawyer for a Notary office and a law firm in Bulgaria and as a lawyer linguist at the Court of Justice of the European Union. She is currently an IP Legal Advisor for the European IPR Helpdesk, where she is providing consultancy on various types of legal issues from different fields of intellectual property law and specific intellectual property rules in the context of EU funded research and development projects.



Introduction to IP

Serge Quazotti, European IPR Helpdesk


IP rules in H2020

Inna Dimova, European IPR Helpdesk




11:45 – 12:30

IP Management in H2020 – The proposal stage

Jörg Scherer, European IPR Helpdesk


IP Management in H2020 –  The exploitation of research results

Jörg Scherer, European IPR Helpdesk


Q&A session + Closing


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