Modular IP Education Framework (MIPEF)
MIPEF: Lighting the Path for Intellectual Property Education in Europe
Welcome to the heart of the Modular IP Education Framework (MIPEF), a new initiative by the European Patent Academy. At the MIPEF, we blend the theoretical with the practical, curating a dynamic learning experience for both universities and students.
Universities partnering with the MIPEF can seamlessly weave our Intellectual Property (IP) course into their curriculum. This course, co-endorsed with the EPO, is tailored specifically for Master’s and PhD candidates. The MIPEF's rich array of digital IP education ranges from live sessions to interactive forums, all culminating in a marked final assignment.
For our student learners, the MIPEF is the bridge to a world-class IP learning journey. Here, knowledge is backed by the expertise of a leading global authority on patents. Students can immerse themselves in a plethora of course formats, engage with IP experts, and draw inspiration from the tales of European Inventor Award finalists and victors. Beyond just learning, each student has the chance to earn an EPO certification and up to 6 ECTS credits from their respective university.
Delve into our featured course, "Create – Protect – Innovate: Bringing Ideas to Market". This is where the world of IPRs unfurls, showcasing the intricate links between patent protection and the entrepreneurial spirit of commercialising inventions. With interactive modules, students will traverse inventors' real-life stories, grasp the integration of patents into business strategies, and engage with high-quality multimedia resources. The self-paced journey is punctuated with live sessions, interactive forums and quizzes, culminating in a rewarding final assignment.
With the MIPEF, whether you're a university poised to expand your horizon or a student with an insatiable curiosity about innovation, you're in the right place. With endorsements from 22 European universities and an inaugural student cohort of 500, the momentum is clear: the MIPEF is redefining IP education in Europe.
Join us on this journey.
This page will receive regular updates, providing further details on programme participation and the universities adopting MIPEF.