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FIDES – From IP to Business


Project Description

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FIDES (FROM IP TO BUSINESS: Developing an Environment for Start-up Companies) is a bilateral project within the Operational Programme IPA SI-HR 2007-2013:

  • Promoting entrepreneurship which is based on good links and communication within regions by utilising available such potential (for instance, technology parks);
  • Improving services of existing supporting institutions (technology parks, development agencies) in the field of intellectual property;
  • Aiding commercialisation efforts of young technology-orientated enterprises through supporting better cooperation between the academic community and industry;
  • Development of better technology insights of identified regions;
  • Increasing productivity in supporting institutions, such as:
    • Analysing and application of benchmarking techniques
    • Education of employees.

Project results

The project started in April 2011 when an analysis of supporting institutions and a comparison of existing incentive systems in the region was carried out. A curriculum for an educational program supporting innovative enterprises in the commercialisation procedure was created, with an emphasis on protection of intellectual property. The planned activities in 2012, inclusive to March 2013, included organisation of regional events intended for researchers, innovators, company representatives, and students, the development of a database containing innovative ideas and utilisation of services from patent representatives who manage intellectual property.

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