Academic Research Program by European Patent Office EPO

The European Patent Office has published its call for proposals for Academic Research Programme (ARP): the EPO will support collaborative research with scientific partner institutions. Under the programme, grants of up to EUR 150 000 will be awarded per research area in relation to two streams (each with a grant envelope of €300 000).

Stream A: The new frontiers of innovation (one research area)

  • Research area 1: From university research to innovation ecosystems

Stream B: Digital technologies for IP (two research areas)

  • Research area 2: Artificial intelligence for IP training and education
  • Research area 3: Artificial intelligence in the domain of patents

The call for proposals is open until 15 October 2021. The grant covers all the legible expenses and projects must have a duration from minimum of 24 months to a maximum of 36 months.

Go to the call for proposals for details on the EPO webpage.