IPR4SC – Developing Skills in Intellectual Property Rights Open Data for Sustainability and Circularity

Start date: 01.06.2022

End date: 31.05.2025

Total budget: 1 096 804.00 EUR


The project targets the lack of intellectual property informatics and management skills, i.e. ‘IP for business’ skills, that are enriched with green, digital and entrepreneurial skills. Their lack can present a barrier to successfully engage in the new (digitally enabled) transitions towards more sustainability and circularity, whilst achieving economic growth.

The general aim of the project is to increase the innovation capacity of EU inventors, trained in HE and VET organizations, in designing and implementing sustainable and circular economy businesses by boosting IP for business skills.

The project will develop educational offerings to be delivered by the HEI and VET providers that are adapted to the various target groups, include the use of open resources, and support putting IP for business into practice.


Project partners:

  • Faculty of information studies (Slovenia)
  • NORD University (Norway)
  • Algebra University College (Croatia)
  • Link Campus University (Italy)
  • VALUEDO (Italy)
  • Pannon Business Network Association (Hungary)
  • LOGIKA (Slovenia)
  • Erre Quadro (Italy)
  • Education Centre Geoss Ltd (Slovenia)
  • Hellenic Open University (Greece)

Strategic partners:

8 associated partners are also involved in the project, including patent offices, and other organizations.


  • Project website: www.ipr4sc.eu


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