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 - #stay homestaysafe
    - 20-03-2020
    #stay homestaysafe

    We act responsibly, so we #stayhomestaysafe. Greetings from our home offices!

  • KnowING IPR - CHANGE THE DATE - KnowING HUB User Experience Design Workshop
    - 18-03-2020
    CHANGE THE DATE - KnowING HUB User Experience Design Workshop

    The KnowING IPR project partners are informing the public about the CHANGE of event date. The event KnowING HUB User Experience Design Workshop will be held on the 23rd of April 2020 in Budapest, Hungary. WELCOME!  

  • KnowING IPR - event Patenting and IPR management
    - 16-03-2020
    event Patenting and IPR management

    On the 2nd of March 2020 in Vienna, Austria, the KnowING IPR partners organized event Patenting and IPR management. The event was opened by Barbara Besek and Martin Leitner from H&S. The Project Manager Tamara B. Valič from FIS also...

  • KnowING IPR - EUdatathon 2020: innovating for Europe with EU Open Data
    - 12-03-2020
    EUdatathon 2020: innovating for Europe with EU Open Data

    EUdatathon 2020: innovating for Europe with EU Open Data What is it about? The fourth edition of EU Datathon, the open data competition, has been launched on 19 February. To take part, you should propose the development of an...

    - 06-03-2020

    Is your company an SME that has submitted a proposal in the framework of the H2020 SME Instrument that has been awarded with the Seal of Excellence? You can apply IPA4SME actions that support and facilitate the use of Intellectual Property by...

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