European Commission has intensified its commitment to monitor and follow the implementation of effective exploitation strategies in a more systematically and rigorously manner with Horizon Europe. Furthermore, there are additional rules to introduce supplementary regulations aimed at promoting the standardization of crucial technologies, tackling existing and potential public emergencies, and enhancing the ability of project beneficiaries to valorise project results even after the project has concluded.
Regarding the management of Intellectual Property (IP) within Horizon Europe, it remains mandatory for each beneficiary to exploit the results they own or to have them exploited by others. This is especially important through actions such as transferring the IP or licensing it to others. Beneficiaries are consequently obligated to appropriately safeguard their results, when feasible and reasonable, while considering potential avenues for commercial exploitation and any other legitimate interests that may be involved.
Our new infographic looks at the major updates and strategic novelties in Horizon Europe concerning exploitation.
- Publication date
- 13 September 2023
- European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency