Conference: From research results to markets

The University of Luxembourg, together with the Intellectual Property Institute Luxembourg GIE (IPIL) and the European Patent Office (EPO) is organising a conference on ‘From research results to markets’ in Luxembourg on 28 and 29 June 2017. Speakers include FNR Secretary General Marc Schiltz and FNR Head of Innovation Unit Andreea Monnat.

The conference is being co-organised by the Intellectual Property Institute Luxembourg GIE, the University of Luxembourg and the European Patent Office with the support of the Intellectual Property Office, Ministry of Economy, Luxembourg, Ministry of Higher Education and Research, and the FNR.

Date, time and location

Starts Wednesday, 28 June 2017 at 13:00
Ends Thursday, 29 June 2017 at 14:00

Maison du Savoir (MSA) MSA 3.500, 3rd floor
University of Luxembourg, Belval Campus
2, avenue de l’Université, 4365 Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

About the conference

The objective of the conference, which will bring together European leaders from business and academia, is to explore issues around the exploitation and commercialisation of public research results.

Universities have a strong interest in seeing their research put to good use for society and in enhancing their relevance to society, including through collaboration with industry and economic development. While the prospect of using intellectual property (IP) commercialisation as source of additional income for research is not a realistic priority for most universities, IP management remains an important element in any university’s strategy, particularly in the context of the EU Horizon 2020. The different roles, missions and resources of universities can lead to differences in IP policies and commercialisation practices, which can be a driver or a barrier to commercialisation. There is therefore a need for a deeper understanding of their impact on both research and commercialisation.

The opening sessions of the conference will give an introduction to the benefits of patents and a general understanding of IP protection option  for researchers. Subsequent sessions will focus on commercialisation options of research results, entrepreneurship, IP ownership, proof of concept market opportunities assessment as well as access to finance.

Registration and more information

Further information on the conference is available on the event page: Luxembourg Conference

Please register via the online registration form to be found at the bottom of the event page. Attendance is free.

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