The event aims to help all innovation professionals base their decisions on sound patent knowledge. On behalf of the European Commission, Claire Fritz, a member of both teams, will have the opportunity on the second day of the event, 5 October, to present our two initiatives to support innovation for SMEs in the EU: the EC IP SME Heldpesks and the Horizon IP Scan.
The programme is designed in a modular way, with no sessions running in parallel. It is possible to attend the whole event, or select the topics, formats or levels.
This year’s key topics include:
- Unitary Patent
- Patents and sustainable development
- Patents against pandemics: IP knowledge in the post-COVID world
- intellectual property | small and medium-sized enterprises | patent
- Tuesday 4 October 2022, 09:00 - Friday 7 October 2022, 15:45 (CEST)
- Live streaming available
When to meet us at #PKWeek2022?
Wednesday 5 October 2022 14.00 - 15.30 - Patent knowledge for SMEs and start-ups
The afternoon session of the second day of the Patent Knowledge Week, will specifically focus on how start-ups and SMEs can benefit greatly from patent knowledge through the whole journey from initial research to the commercialisation of their innovative product. You'll get to hear the fascinating story of how IP protection and patent knowledge services paved the way to success for a young start-up.
The EC IP (SME) Helpdesks and the Horizon IP Scan - innovation support initiatives of the European Commission
Claire Fritz, European IP Helpdesk/Horizon IP Scan
Leveraging the power of patents - the EPO's case studies for SMEs
Ilja Rudyk, EPO
How start-ups win with IP
Bastian July, Good IP
PATLIBs: partners of SMEs
How PATLIB centres support SMEs in different stages of innovation
Susanna Kernthaler, EPO
Laura Camacho, Agencia ES PATLIB Centre
Cooperation of PATLIB and EIC to foster innovation
Ivan Stefanic, European Innovation Council
Sander de Vrieze, Centexbel