LEUVEN, 13 December 2022
The leading universities of Science and Technology (S&T) united within CESAER today publish our position ‘Advancing innovation and knowledge valorisation from European Innovation Council’.
We have noted with concern that the model grant agreement for Horizon Europe introduces “additional IPR, dissemination and exploitation obligations” for EIC actions that diverge from standard practices used in other parts of the model grant agreement and are not aligned with best practices in knowledge transfer and valorisation, as outlined in detail in a joint statement.
With this position, we welcome and reinforce the joint statement, and call upon the European Commission to harmonise the IP provisions related to EIC in the model grant agreement for Horizon Europe to align with current best practice.
For more information please contact Louise Drogoul, Advisor for Innovation & Sustainability.