The objective of this project is to transfer the DIPS Project that has created an innovative education-concept aimed at learning the skills and knowledge requested to manage IPR in enterprises. The course, specifically designed for preparing persons to assess intangible assets and to manage IPR in companies, gives an identity to the IPR-management function in enterprises. This function is actually in most cases supplied by people without any specific IPR-knowledge. Most existing education programs on Intellectual Property Rights are targeted at lawyers and cover essentially the legal aspects. The DIPS e-learning training is aimed at targeting persons with different professional backgrounds.
Online Intellectual Property Courses for SMEs (Patent4SME)
In today’s knowledge-driven economy intellectual property (IP) rights have become valuable business assets. Most successful companies in recent years have relied heavily on their creative and innovative capacity as their main source of competitiveness. IP protection offers an important tool for businesses to enhance competitiveness and strengthen the position of their products or services in the marketplace. A large majority of SMEs (70%) estimate they need support in the area of IP management. But SMEs have limited resources (time, money etc) to get to informational resources.
- Program: Leonardo da Vinci - Transfer of innovation
- Website: http://www.patent4sme.com