ATHENA’s World Intellectual Property Day 2022 (21. 4. 2022)

ATHENA invites you to the ATHENA’s World Intellectual Property Day 2022. Event will be held in English and in online format with live lectures/presentations. The purpose of the event is to promote ATHENA European University and highlight the importance of IP among our target audiences. Theme for this year is “IP and Youth: Innovating for a Better Future” and it is in line with ATHENAS’s general and WP6 activities (industry collaboration; technology transfer, PRAXIS network etc.).

More about WIPO World IP day 2022:

Primary audience: Senior Master Students, PhD Students, Postdoc Students, Alumni.

Secondary audience: SMEs, Industry Partners, Researchers, Startup Community, General Public.

Live event: 21st April 2022, starting at 13.00 CET.

Follow-up email: 26th April 2022 (launch of recorded videos from the live event, additional information with contacts to Liaison/TTO office, IP related information, brochures, recorded lectures etc.).


Link for the event (MS Teams):



13.00 – 13.10 Greetings and Introduction Nuno Escudeiro, Coordinator at ATHENA European University, Polytechnic Institute of Port, Portugal (TBC)
13.10 –


“Shaping our future – the importance of IP for researchers” – Impulse Talk

About the impact of intellectual property on your academic and professional career. How collaboration between universities, industry, and researchers (e.g., Senior Master, Doctoral and Postdoctoral students) resulting in IP will have major influence on our overall economic and social development.

Christian Piel, patent scout, University Siegen, Germany

Dr. Heinrich Dornbusch, CEO, PROvendis GmbH, Germany


  Parallel sessions
ABCs of Intellectual Property (IP) IP Consultations (*)
Content     Content  
13.40 – 14.10 »Incentives for Young Researchers to take part in the Technology Transfer«

The world is hunger for new knowledge and technologies. As a university policy maker, how can you incentivize young researchers to engage in IP collaboration, technology transfer and commercialization of research outcomes for the benefit of researchers themselves, institution, and society?

Olga Kusanova, Technology Transfer Consultant, IP for Innovators Department, WIPO 13.40 – 15.10 10’ (pre) bookable sessions with IP experts for participants interested in learning about the best ways on how to identify and protect their IP (free consultations)


Registrations for IP consultations:


Athena members Liaison/TTO Officers and their innovation ecosystem partners
14.10 – 14.40 »IP and innovation support info session«

This session will provide guidance on the available IP related services offered on EU level. It will provide links and tips where to look for support.

Claire Fritz, Senior Project Manager / Coordinator European IP Helpdesk
14.40 – 15.10 “Finding a needle in a haystack”

Practical workshop on how to find, read and use patent related documentation.

Peter Alešnik, University of Maribor, Slovenia
15.10 Closing remarks

(*) IP consultation is a quick & free advice with emphasis to facilitate promotion of Athena’s members expertise organized in a form of a 9 X 10’ (pre)bookable sessions per expert. Consultation is “localized” and primarily (but not limited) offered by the members’ Liaison/TTO Offices to their pool of participants (UNI Siegen to UNI Siegen students, UNI Maribor to UNI Maribor students etc.). To broaden the scope of advice we should invite also National Patent Office representatives (may be available to all participants) and/or Patent Attorneys (may be available to all participants) etc.