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 IPR & Innovation Management Helpdesk

17.07.2014

       

In the frame of SHERACA+ project*, We would like to announce one of our recent initiatives at the  Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, the launching of the IPR & Innovation Management Helpdesk. It offers free of charge, first-line support on IP and IPR matters to Egyptian researchers in addition to beneficiaries of funded research projects, Egyptian SMEs and those involved in transnational partnership agreements. The Helpdesk service is operated by a team of IP experts at the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, experts at the Egyptian Economic court and run in cooperation with the European Commission’s IPR Helpdesk and SEHERACA+ partners. 


It offers tailor-made advice on individual IP and IPR questions, and provides written answers within four working days. The team also assesses and revises IP related issues within contracts and other agreements such as licensing or distribution agreements, joint ownership agreements and consortium agreements. The IPR-Helpdesk is now functioning through our Support center system. Cases’ and inquiries’ submission will be also accepted via email as well" IPR-Helpdesk@asrt.sci.eg” till the end of November 2014.

Egypt IPR helpdesk will issue a monthly newsletter (July-issue is attached) and an innovation management fact-sheets. We believe that this initiative will help Egyptian researchers and entrepreneurs, to recognise the importance of IP and enable them to manage and safeguard their intellectual assets and ideas, as a main key to ensuring innovation and competitiveness.


We will appreciate very much if you could kindly disseminate this service within your networks.


* SHERACA+ project is an EU funded project coordinated by the Egyptian Ministry of Scientific Research under grant agreement number 609574