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Suppose you came up with a unique invention or innovation. Of course, you don’t want someone else to run off with it. How do you protect your invention? Do you need to patent before publishing; how does that work in an academic environment? What are the benefits of patenting for researchers and their faculty? Which support and funding are available for patenting your innovation? These and related topics will be covered in this webinar. In this workshop, participants receive an introduction to the world of entrepreneurship with practical examples. During this workshop, there will be enough time to ask questions.

Event details of Webinar: Why protect your invention?
Date 3 June 2021
Time 09:50 -11:30

What can you expect?
During this webinar you will get insight in the following topics:

  • What is Intellectual Property (IP) and what is a patent?
  • What is the importance of patents?
  • Patenting and collaborating with industry?
  • What can you do with a patent?
  • Who is entitled to file a patent?
  • What is and what is not patentable?
  • Balance between patenting and publication
  • Overview of the patenting process and how IXA can support you along the way.

Who benefits from this webinar?
Researchers, PhD’s and staff supporting them in knowledge dissemination and collaborations.

About the webinars
The valorisation webinars cover various topics concerning sharing knowledge and thus creating impact in society. The webinars helps you to explore the possibilities of valorisation, knowledge transfer and entrepreneurship.
To get you started right away the webinars are highly interactive, information dense and practical: you can use it immediately.

The webinars are developed by IXA, the joint knowledge transfer office of HvA, UvA, VU and Amsterdam UMC. They are open to researchers, PhD’s and employees supporting knowledge dissemination (of exchange) from these universities and for colleagues from the KNAW and NWO Institutes.