Open to students of all disciplines who are at least 18 years old, enrolled at a university, college or equivalent academic institution in one of the European Patent Organisation's member states.
Contestants will be asked to define a research project of potential interest for future R&D. Their project paper should include:
A dedicated distance learning programme will provide contestants with guidance on how to develop their initial idea. The working language of this programme and accompanying online mentoring will be English, but final papers can be submitted in English, French or German.
National IP offices had been responsible for selecting the contestants from their respective country. Registration for the distance learning programme was completed by 15 March 2013 and 64 teams / contestants were nominated.The deadline for submission of final papers is 13 July 2013.