5 March 2018
The EPO is pleased to announce a new call for proposals for funding under its Academic Research Programme. Under the programme, grants of up to EUR 100 000 are awarded in respect of selected proposals on patent-related matters. This programme complements the EPO's long-standing commitment to support research on patent data obtained through its Worldwide Patent Statistical Database (PATSTAT).
This is the second year in succession in which such a call for proposals is being made. The focus this time is on seven thematic areas spanning various disciplines including economics, IP management, IP law and data sciences:
The deadline for receipt of proposals is 30 April 2018.