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, and 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, and training for IPR extraction and management, thus enabling IPR collaboration, better informed freedom-to-operate, future trend decisions, and 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


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KnowING IPR poster 2 10-12-2018 14:26:58
KnowING IPR roll-up 10-12-2018 14:26:19
KnowING IPR poster 10-12-2018 14:16:16
KnowING IPR Flyer 10-12-2018 14:12:14
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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
IN2data ERDF partner CROATIA
University of West Bohemia ERDF partner CZECH REPUBLIC
Research Centre Regional and Global Development ERDF partner BULGARIA
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Project News

  • KnowING IPR - REPORT - 2nd SCOM and Assessment workshop for IPR challenges - Budapest, April 2019
    - 17-04-2019
    REPORT - 2nd SCOM and Assessment workshop for IPR  challenges - Budapest, April 2019

    The first international workshop of the KnowING IPR project was organized by the Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) on 9 April 2019 in Budapest. The day before  (8th April) the second Steering Committee meeting of the project...

  • KnowING IPR - REPORT - Focus group session held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    - 15-04-2019
    REPORT - Focus group session held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    On March 25, Sarajevo Economic Region Development Agency SERDA  gathered representatives of SMEs, IPR experts and representatives of IPR related organizations, university professors and policy makers representatives from Bosnia and Herzegovina at...

  • KnowING IPR - Successful dissemination in Ukraine
    - 12-02-2019
    Successful dissemination in Ukraine

    On Thursday, February 7, 2019, a meeting of the Coordination Council on Intellectual Property was held at the Regional State Administration under the chairmanship of the First Deputy Governor of the Regional State Administration Duran I.P., on...

  • KnowING IPR - Workshop in Budapest, presentation in Ljubljana - november 2018
    - 19-12-2018
    Workshop in Budapest, presentation in Ljubljana - november 2018

    ResInfra@DR - Review on the ResInfra@DR WP3 Concluding Consultation Meeting in Budapest The two-day workshop on 27 and 28 November focused on a set of guidelines and recommendations for RI stakeholders, which were discussed with more than 40...

  • KnowING IPR - Presentation of KnowING IPR project in Wienna
    - 10-12-2018
    Presentation of KnowING IPR project in Wienna

    ICT 2018 - Imagine Digital: Connect Europe that took place in Wienna from 4th to 6th December 2018, is a big and an important event not only for companies but also for policymakers and academia. During ICT 2018 there were organized a number of...

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