The IPeuropAware project brings together two important existing Europe-wide initiatives: InnovAccess, a Web portal created by the National Patent Offices to provide information on their services for the end user and IPR-Helpdesk, Helpline and training mechanism for current and potential contractors in EC-funded Framework Programme projects. These initiatives, together with further actions foreseen in the project aim to target and improve usage of and access to research, exploitation and innovation in Europe.
The participation in this project of 20 National Patent Offices will boost the Europe-wide perspective of the project. It will provide a voice at the national level in at least 20 member states that can communicate directly with national governments, other national and regional actors, their members, individuals, businesses and the European Commission. The consortium also seeks to include new members from those countries not currently represented.