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Suppose you came up with a unique invention or innovation. Of course, you don't want someone else to run off with it. You may need to protect it to ensure commercial control over it.

Event details of Webinar: Webinar: Why protect your invention?
Date 16 December 2021
Time 09:55 -11:30

But how do you protect your invention? Do you need to patent before publishing; how does that work in an academic environment? What are the benefits of patenting for researchers and their faculty? Which support and funding is available for patenting your innovation? These and related topics will be covered in the webinar.

What can you expect?
During this webinar you will get insight in the following topics:

  • what Intellectual Property (IP) and what a patent is;
  • how to use it and how you can benefit from a patent;
  • who can file for a patent and how;
  • what you can do with a patent;
  • what is and what is not patentable;
  • overview of the patenting process and how IXA can support you along the way.

Who benefits from this webinar?
Researchers, PhD’s and staff supporting them in knowledge dissemination and collaborations.

Program Thursday 16 December 2021:
09:55-10:00 Starting the zoom link and welcome
10:00-11:30 Webinar

Participation is free of charge. Registration is required, so is cancellation if you are not able to attend. A zoom link will be send after registration.

About the webinars and for whom they are

IXA’s webinars cover various topics to do with valorisation, a.k.a. sharing knowledge and thus creating impact in society. The webinars helps you to explore the possibilities of valorisation activities, knowledge transfer and entrepreneurship. To get you started right away the webinars are highly interactive, information dense and practical: you can use it immediately.

The webinars are open to researchers, PhD’s and employees supporting knowledge dissemination from the universities served by IXA and for colleagues from the NWO Institutes.

IXA is the joint knowledge transfer office of HvA, UvA, VU and Amsterdam UMC. Each university has its own dedicated IXA team that offers researchers and PhD’s support in a broad sense: from developing your idea further, starting new collaborations with outside parties, applying for research funding and supporting the start of your own company.