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European IP Helpdesk Bulletin / December 2023, Insights: Code of Practice on the Management of Intellectual Assets for Knowledge Valorisation


ISSN 2599-9427, Catalogue number EA-AG-23-001-EN-N
Publication date
18 January 2024
European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency
Publication type
  • Bulletin


In today‘s rapidly evolving world, knowledge is one of society‘s most valuable assets. Transforming intellectual assets into tangible benefits has become a core mission for research organisations and many players in the research and innovation (R&I) ecosystem, including start-ups, SMEs and the industry.

Following the adoption of the Guiding Principles for Knowledge Valorisation in December 2022, the European Commission developed a Code of Practice on the Management of Intellectual Assets for Knowledge Valorisation. Officially released in March 2023, the new Code of Practice aims to promote and facilitate the implementation of the Guiding Principles, improve the use of research results and accelerate the adoption of innovative technologies.

With this Bulletin issue, we learn more about the European Commission’s motivation and rationale for the Guiding Principles and the Code of Practice, cast a glance behind the scenes at the development of the Code of Practice through a Community of Practice and gather different voices and views of experts who reflect and comment on specific aspects and recommendations addressed by the Code. 


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European IP Helpdesk Bulletin / December 2023, Insights, code of practice on the management of intellectual assets for knowledge valorisation