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Research institutes: The unsung heroes of invention
European research institutes: Think tanks inventing a better tomorrow
it comes to innovative technologies, global corporations and high-tech
enterprises may be at the forefront of public attention. But away from the
spotlight, universities and research institutes are quietly leading the way in
many technical fields. Discover the most important think tanks across Europe,
including numerous winners and finalists of the European Inventor Award.
Did you know?
to the EPO's
2016 figures, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet led the field
in terms of patent applications among European research institutes. In the
international ranking, the Danish university placed second, right behind
the University of California.
Photo credit: Thomas Bredøl
Materials for teachers
to create university courses on Intellectual Property? In cooperation with the
European Patent Academy, the European Patent Office offers a number of teaching
materials covering the basics of the European patent system, specifically
designed for use by university lecturers.
The European Patent Academy's Teaching Kits
Intellectual Property course design manual
Interactive teaching materials
your chance to discover the basics of Intellectual Property practice in our
free interactive Patent Information Tour, offering four
thematic e-learning modules.
Conference: Creating Markets
From Research Results
by the EPO, the OECD and Munich Technical University, this conference assembled
representatives from the fields of research, patenting and the industry and fostered interchange between research institutes and the global