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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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 - INVITATION to KnowING IPR kick-off event
    - 15-10-2018
    INVITATION to KnowING IPR kick-off event

    International consortium of partners is organizing the kick-off event of the project Fostering Innovation in the Danube Region through Knowledge Engineering and IPR Management (KnowING IPR). The project is co-financed by the Danube Transnational...

    - 25-07-2018

    A training addressed to the communication managers of the projects approved under the 2nd call for proposals took place on 19th July 2018 in Croatian Chamber of Economy in Split and was organised by The Danube Transnational Programme. ...

  • KnowING IPR - Lead Partner Seminar in Budapest
    - 18-07-2018
    Lead Partner Seminar in Budapest

    The Danube Transnational Programme organised a seminar addressed to the Lead Partners of all those projects approved under the 2nd call for proposals. The seminar took place on June 27th in Budapest, Hungary. The aim of the seminar was to...

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