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IPR, Impact, Exploitation and Innovation in Horizon 2020




The European Commission's current funding programme, Horizon 2020, is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever, with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). Unlike previous programmes (e.g. Framework 7), H2020 is much more impact orientated, focussing on delivering strategic technologies to drive competitiveness and growth. Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), exploitation, innovation and impact must now be addressed in all sections of a proposal, not just the impact section, and must be managed at all stages of a project, not just during the exploitation stage. Indeed draft exploitation strategies and plans are now a mandatory requirement in Research and Innovation proposals. These issues must be understood and properly addressed when submitting proposals to H2020, and during the project itself.

This seminar will discuss:

  • What is meant by IPR, Impact, Exploitation and Innovation in H2020
  • How should it be addressed in H2020 proposals
  • What should be included in a draft exploitation plan
  • How should it be managed in H2020 projects


13:00    Sandwich lunch
13:45    Welcome. Research and Enterprise at City

  • Research Support
  • Technology Transfer

14:15    Introduction to IPR, Impact, Exploitation and Innovation

  • Addressing IPR and Innovation in H2020 proposals

15:15    Coffee break
15:30    Exploitation (draft exploitation plans and business models)

  • Managing IPR and Innovation in research projects

16:30    Q&A, Discussion

Speaker: Dr Eugene Sweeney

Eugene Sweeney is currently Director of Iambic Innovation Ltd, which he founded in 2000. He has over 35 years' experience commercialising research outputs and intellectual property. His background is technical and commercial. During the1970s, he was a researcher in computer modelling and simulation, and his first spin-out was formed in 1978. During the 1980s he worked in the computer industry, licensing-in new technology and taking it to market. During the 1990's he worked for BTG plc, involved in the investment, development and commercialisation of research results and IPR, and in 2000 he formed Iambic Innovation Ltd and now provides consultancy in the general area of IPR and research commercialisation consultancy.

He has worked for over 23 years with the EC as proposal evaluator, rapporteur, project reviewer, consultant and expert in IPR, Innovation and ICT. He is currently an external expert for the European Commission IPR Helpdesk.

He represents the UK on the International (ISO) and European (CEN) Standards Committees on Innovation Management.

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1.00pm - 5.00pmWednesday 4th March 2015

C316 Tait Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

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