KnowING IPR Fostering Innovation in the Danube Region through Knowledge Engineering and IPR Management

KnowING IPR will improve framework conditions for innovation in the Danube region by developing a transnational KnowING IPR platform, which will provide:

  • an open access tool for advanced intellectual property rights (IPR) analysis,
  • guidelines for improved and harmonized IPR policy framework across the Danube region.

It will ensure broader and needs-based access to existing innovation and research results, to patents and to IPR knowledge and will encompass services and training for the management of IPR and for support to commercialization of research results and technology transfer.

KnowING IPR is a pioneering effort bringing advanced knowledge engineering technology to the field of IPR. This will enable pooling and exploitation of existing innovation knowledge and increased IPR-based cooperation opportunities (out-licensing, in-licensing and also underdeveloped university technology transfer).

The project will tackle the bottleneck of the lack of real-value IPR data and of IPR management knowledge, thereby stimulating an underdeveloped IPR market, encouraging further innovation investments and creating competitive advantages, especially for Danube region SMEs and HEI&RI.

The main result of the KnowING IPR will be a practical solution in the form of an open access Knowing Hub online platform providing:

  • knowledge extraction from patent and other databases,
  • advanced analytics,
  • training for IPR extraction and management,

thus enabling:

  • IPR collaboration,
  • better informed freedom-to-operate,
  • future trend decisions,
  • build-on innovation processes.

Furthermore, the project will yield evidence-based Policy Recommendations for the Danube region in the field of IPR.

KnowING IPR will build upon triple helix model of innovation, reaching to enterprises, especially SMEs, business support organisations, public authorities, higher education and research centers, through its varied consortium members and outreach activities.

Fostering Innovation in the Danube Region through Knowledge Engineering and IPR Management
Start date
End date
Budget in Euro
Overall: 2149800
ERDF Contribution: 1538330
IPA Contribution: 153000
ENI Contribution: 136000
Call number
Call 2
Innovative and socially responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Improve framework conditions for innovation


Filename Date of upload
IPR Action plan 04-12-2019 09:26:27
Knowledge database 04-12-2019 09:25:56
IPR challenges map 04-12-2019 09:25:19
User Experience Design KnowING IPR 08-07-2019 10:02:43
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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
Faculty of Information studies in Novo mesto Lead partner SLOVENIA
Technical University of Kosice ERDF partner SLOVAKIA
University of West Bohemia ERDF partner CZECH REPUBLIC
Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding ERDF partner ROMANIA
Steinbeis 2i GmbH ERDF partner GERMANY
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Project News

  • KnowING IPR - 6th Steering committee meeting
    - 03-06-2021
    6th Steering committee meeting

    The 6th Steering Committee Meeting of the KnowING IPR project was held on May 21st, 2021. Due to the ongoing pandemics, the partners met online. Work package leaders presented the implementation of the project and the remaining to-do...

  • KnowING IPR - 2nd Policy workshop in May 2021
    - 23-04-2021
    2nd Policy workshop in May 2021

    We kindly invite you to the KnowING IPR 2nd Policy workshop. The event will be held on 13 May 2021, 13h CET Venue: Zoom RSVP: Please, register HERE

  • KnowING IPR - Innovation Cafe – the 12th edition
    - 08-04-2021
    Innovation Cafe – the 12th edition

      Innovation Cafe – the 12th edition – Sustainability and Innovation in the Romanian Entrepreneurial Ecosystem - online event March 31st of April, 2021   The main theme of the event was the entrepreneurial ecosystem in...

  • KnowING IPR - first policy workshop
    - 24-03-2021
    first policy workshop

    In the framework of the KnowING IPR project, the first policy workshop - organized by BCCI and PBN - will be held on 30 March 2021 via zoom. At the workshop, policy makers and experts of IPR from the Danube region are joining the KnowING...

  • KnowING IPR - save the date: Sustainability and innovation in the Romanian entrepreneurial ecosystem
    - 23-03-2021
    save the date: Sustainability and innovation in the Romanian entrepreneurial ecosystem

    Sustainability and innovation in the Romanian entrepreneurial ecosystem 31st of March 2021, 16:00 PM (online) The Innovation Café is an initiative of the Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation...

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