On 12 April the VALU3S consortium attended a small workshop on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) given by Horizon Results Booster, an initiative created by the European Commission to support the dissemination, exploitation and business plan development of European funded projects.
During the interactive lecture held in the afternoon, topics such as the importance of protecting intellectual property, the current methodologies to protect the outcomes and the procedures to be followed were discussed. In particular, special emphasis was placed on patents, although it was pointed out that this is not always the best way to safeguard intellectual property, highlighting other alternatives such as trade secrets.
This workshop allowed partners to learn about the wide range of possibilities that exist for the protection of their intellectual property and the benefits that this protection can bring to VALU3S. A second workshop on this topic is also expected to be scheduled with the European Patent Office in the coming months.