Your guide to intellectual property management in Horizon Europe
The purpose of this guide is to spotlight critical aspects and novelties related to Intellectual Property (IP) management in the context of collaborative research and innovation projects funded under the European Union’s current Framework Programme for Research and Innovation “Horizon Europe” (2021-2027). It does not claim to be exhaustive. The IP rules of Horizon Europe are built to a large extent on the regulations established by the previous Framework Programme “Horizon 2020”. Consequently, there are only a few novelties and strategic shifts concerning IP management and its role in the exploitation and valorisation of research results. Therefore, this guide complements the existing guide “Your Guide to IP in Horizon 2020”. The tips and recommendations provided in the latter remain valid and helpful for Horizon Europe project teams, too. Moreover, readers of this guide are also encouraged to consult two additional complementary publications provided by the European IP Helpdesk: 1) the Bulletin on “Horizon Europe” featuring numerous strategic background pieces and expert articles, and 2) the guide “Successful Valorisation of Knowledge and Research Results in Horizon Europe”. Proficient IP management is one of the major facilitators of enhanced knowledge valorisation, which ensures additional value is created from research and innovation projects.