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 - 13th International Technology Transfer Conference
    - 10-07-2020
    13th International Technology Transfer Conference

    The KnowING IPR project is participating at the 13th International Technology Transfer Conference, which will be held from the 8th to 9th of October 2020 at the Jožef Stefan Institute (Jamova cesta 39, Ljubljana, Slovenia), Grand lecture room,...

    - 07-07-2020

    SAVE THE DATE! #EURegionsWeek We will be there, what about you?    

  • KnowING IPR - Training for KnowING IPR Hub providers
    - 01-07-2020
    Training for KnowING IPR Hub providers

    As part of the training, two regional training workshops for KnowING IPR Hub providers are going to be organized. The first one has already been placed on 16th June 2020. The main topic was testing the platform. Partner H&S developed the...

  • KnowING IPR - policy round table: IPR - Catalyst, not a barrier
    - 30-06-2020
    policy round table: IPR - Catalyst, not a barrier

    On the 17th of June, REDASP hosted D2.2.1 KnowING IPR policy round table: IPR - Catalyst, not a barrier. Participants, representatives of local, regional, and national stakeholders were discussing current state in the country in regard to...

  • KnowING IPR - UXD eWorkshop “Turning Patent Data into Business Intelligence”
    - 18-06-2020
    UXD eWorkshop “Turning Patent Data into Business Intelligence”

    The KnowING IPR project partners are inviting you to the event the KnowING UXD eWorkshop “Turning Patent Data into Business Intelligence”, to be organized on June 30, 2020. The draft AGENDA is available HERE. You can register...

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