Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) are of key importance when talking about Innovation Procurement (IP). According to the European Commission, there is strong evidence that leaving IPR ownership rights with the entrepreneurs, instead of transferring it to the public buyers, boosts the growth of innovative companies (including start-ups and SMEs) ramps up industrial commercialisation of innovative solutions and reduces the cost of procurement for the public sector. The European legal framework is not specific when it comes to IPR allocation and leaves the public buyer to define it in the tender. Yet, which organisation holds ownership is not always evident as it depends on the case.
The next online training of the BRINC project will take place on 25 January 2024 from 10:00 to 11:30 and will focus on intellectual property rights and innovation procurement.
This training module is co-organised with the P5 Innobroker project
This joint training session of the BRINC Network of Public Authorities and the BRINC Network for SMEs will bring together buyers and contractors to discuss about the critical aspects of IPR, the issues encountered during negotiations or how tender specifications were set.
Participation in the webinar is free of charge but registration is mandatory.
View the detailed agenda here.
This module is the fourth training session of the BRINC Network of Public Authorities and the third one of the BRINC Network for SMEs. The training will be held in English. No prior knowledge is required.