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 - UXD Workshop in Novo mesto
    - 03-12-2019
    UXD Workshop in Novo mesto

    On 28th of November at the premises of the Faculty of Information Studies (Slovenia, Novo mesto) the UXD Workshop took place. The aim of the workshop was to receive structure information from prospective users of KnowING Hub, to determine the...

  • KnowING IPR - Save the date - 4th International Cooperation Forum
    - 04-11-2019
    Save the date - 4th International Cooperation Forum

    We are pleased to announce that on November 8th, 2019. within 4th International Cooperation Forum organized by Development Agency of Serbia, SME Development Agency of the Republic of Srpska and Serbian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in hotel...

  • KnowING IPR - III International research and practice conference
    - 04-11-2019
    III International research and practice conference

    On the 5ht to 6h October the III International research and practice conference “Topical issues of intellectual property" took place in Ukraine and the European Union”. We did not miss the opportunity to present the aim and results of the...

  • KnowING IPR - event Patent and IPR management update
    - 15-10-2019
    event Patent and IPR management update

    Patenting and IPR management 6thNovember 2019 Nova Gorica, Slovenia   Venue School of Advanced Social Studies Address:  Gregorčičeva 18, SI 5000 Nova Gorica Hall: Velika predavalnica, Ground...

  • KnowING IPR - 3rd KnowING IPR Strategic Workshop
    - 07-10-2019
    3rd KnowING IPR Strategic Workshop

    The 3rd KnowING IPR Strategic workshop was held on 25th of September 2019 in Slanchev Bryag, Bulgaria. The activities of the 3rd KnowING IPR Strategic workshop purpose a set of activities that KnowING IPR Hub will be able to undertake in...

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