5th Panel – University – Industry Collaborations in EU Funded R&D Programmes Célia Gavaud Pera Consulting (UK) Ltd. Chair Pera EEMEA • Pera EEMEA is part of Pera Consulting (UK) Ltd. • Since 1946, Pera has – Delivered economic development & business support programmes around the world – With a proven track record of providing returns on investment of over 20:1 • EC programmes for R&D (FPs or H2020): our collective knowledge, tools and methodologies have been translated into a series of training, mentoring and support programmes • Recently awarded the H2020 CBTT project – PROGRESS-TT will start 01/01/2015 to support TTOs across EU Panel • Dr Ian McKay, PhD, R&D IP expert, Leicester (UK) • Lidia Aguilera, Knowledge Transfer Manager, KIM Bcn, Luxembourg (L) • Dr Poul de Haan, Senior IP Counsel, Philips Intellectual Property & Standards, Eindhoven (NL) • Massimiliano Granieri, Vice-President MITO Tech, Milan (I) University – Industry Collaborations in EU Funded R&D Programmes • H2020 offers huge opportunities for collaboration between universities and industry • However to turn this into commercial success, project coordinators and partners must learn how to navigate that particular context of IP exploitation • In this panel, experts will illustrate this issue from various points of view: researchers, SMEs, Large Enterprises; during and after the EC project University-Industry collaboration– EC R&D projects: an asset for commercialisation? • • • • • • • • • • • • • What happens IP-wise when partners collaborate beyond national boundaries? What does the EC expects in terms of IP exploitation? Why is IP protection important to the EC? The “open innovation model” is often promoted by the EC; but what does it mean for the academic partners? How to manage partners’ expectations regarding IP & exploitation? Why is IP exploitation/protection often a problem in SME projects? How can this be resolved? How is it different from the point of view of a Large Enterprise? How does an LE leverage FP/H2020 for IP exploitation? How does an LE manage the collaboration with other partners especially SMEs? How can consortia successfully manage IP after the end of the EC project? How to ensure the project results really get to the markets? Universities created IP, what’s their responsibility to the consortium?