When it comes to innovative technologies, global corporations and high-tech enterprises may be at the forefront of public attention. But away from the spotlight, universities and research institutes are quietly leading the way in many technical fields. Discover the most important think tanks across Europe, including numerous winners and finalists of the European Inventor Award.
According to the EPO's 2016 figures, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet led the field in terms of patent applications among European research institutes. In the international ranking, the Danish university placed second, right behind the University of California.
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Materials for teachers
to create university courses on Intellectual Property? In cooperation with the
European Patent Academy, the European Patent Office offers a number of teaching
materials covering the basics of the European patent system, specifically
designed for use by university lecturers.
Interactive teaching materials
Here's your chance to discover the basics of Intellectual Property practice in our free interactive Patent Information Tour, offering four thematic e-learning modules.
Conference: Creating Markets From Research Results
Organised by the EPO, the OECD and Munich Technical University, this conference assembled representatives from the fields of research, patenting and the industry and fostered interchange between research institutes and the global marketplace.