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 - Mentoring programme official launch
    - 06-11-2020
    Mentoring programme  official launch

      OFFICIAL LAUNCH “Mentoring programme in IPR, patenting and technology offer for companies of the automotive sector and higher education institutions (MeetIPRhub)” 12 November 2020, online events   KnowING IPR consortium...

    - 22-09-2020

        Welcome to the KnowING IPR PILOT- SUPPORT PROGRAMME! Open Call – Deadline 25/10/2020 Mentoring programme in IPR, patenting and technology offer for companies of the automotive sector and higher education institutions...

  • KnowING IPR - young generations take over the danube region
    - 17-09-2020
    young generations take over the danube region

    Join us at the European Week of Regions and Cities!

  • KnowING IPR - Patent analytics and IPR management training
    - 09-09-2020
    Patent analytics and IPR management training

    KnowING IPR organized the Patent analytics and IPR management training! It was held online with access to virtual classroom access from 12th to 14th of October 2020. Agenda for Moldova initial event can be found HERE Agenda for...

  • KnowING IPR - Registration to fully digital #EURegionsWeek 2020 is now open
    - 02-09-2020
    Registration to fully digital #EURegionsWeek 2020 is now open

    Despite the difficulties generated by the COVID 19 pandemic, the #EURegionsWeek 2020 will offer to participants more than 500 digital working sessions to discover over three consecutive weeks in October, from 5-22 October, covering various topics...

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