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European IP Helpdesk - CONSORTIUM

The European IP Helpdesk is a service funded by the European Commission (under contract EASME/H2020/2018/008) and managed by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME). It provides free-of-charge, first-line advice and information on Intellectual Property (IP).

The services of the European IP Helpdesk are delivered and managed by a consortium established by the four partners Eurice GmbH, Universidad de Alicante, TUM-Tech GmbH and Universidad de Navarra.

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The European Research and Project Office GmbH - Eurice offers support for successful participation in European framework programmes for research and innovation: from the initial project idea followed by strategic planning and successful implementation of the project to the exploitation of research results. Eurice was founded in 2000 and is among the largest European consulting companies for international scientific projects. As a highly innovative SME, Eurice regularly occupies a leading position in the corresponding rankings.

The Eurice team of experts consisting of 40 consultants has been involved in the implementation of more than 250 European cooperations in research and technology covering all major areas of research.

Established as a key partner in European initiatives aimed at better protecting and commercialising research results, the Eurice European IPR Helpdesk team is committed to the implementation of communication and awareness-raising activities and to the provision of extensive training services in the areas of IP management and capacity building.


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University of Alicante

The University of Alicante (UA) with its wide network of contacts, active cooperation agreements, projects with key actors such as EPO, EUIPO, WIPO, EEN and involvement in relevant IP Networks like EIPIN, has a long track record in terms of successful IP Helpdesks coordination and management. 

UA is founder and leader of key initiatives in the field of IPR on European and international level including the European IPR Helpdesk and IPeuropAware projects from 2002 to 2011, or the MERCOSUR IPR SME Helpdesk from 2013 to 2015 and of the Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk from 2015 to present. 

With its extensive (and multilingual) pool of in-house IP experts, UA will ensure the provision of high-quality and user-friendly first-line advice to the users. 

With high expertise also in terms of IT service provision, UA will be in charge of providing and supporting the necessary IT infrastructure for the management and operation of the Helpdesk


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TUM-Tech GmbH

TUM-Tech GmbH enables companies to get access to the outstanding scientific and technological potential of the TU Munich and – beyond that - a huge network of universities, research institutions and private research departments.

TUM-Tech GmbH functions by way of demand. That means that we operate on a case by case basis in finding the right experts for you in a complex economic environment.


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University of Navarra

The University of Navarra is a private university founded in Pamplona, Navarra (Spain) in 1952. Through its four campuses (Pamplona, San Sebastián, Madrid and Barcelona), and three international venues (New york, Munich and Sao Paulo), At the University you can study 38 official grades, 12 double degrees and 38 master's programs in 17 faculties and schools, 14 institutes and other centers. The University of Navarra has more than 11,000 students, of which 24.2% are international.

The University of Navarra coordinates the well-established “Ambassador” cooperation scheme with the Enterprise Europe Network, more than 50 IP specialist from 29 European countries, the best contact point at your doorstep.