IPR, Data management and Open-Access plans

for your EU-funded project

Let us prove that IP can be relevant and fun!

Next course:

17 April 2018


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Antoine Verdier

Legal and Administrative Manager at Sparks & Co

Antoine studied International Law and Intellectual Property with a major in Art Market at Université Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne. He is proud to be described as “the legal expert anyone can understand”. After working for Union des Fabricants to raise awareness on counterfeiting, he joined Sparks & Co to share his knowledge on IP management for research.


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Since the early days of Sparks & Co in 2014, our mission has been to communicate about science in the best and brightest way.

We’ve been working hard and we are now consultants, subcontractors or partners on 8 on-going EU-funded projects! Based on our experience through these projects and the partnerships we had with the different stakeholders in EU projects, we decided to launch an avant-garde seminar to understand and process the intellectual property of the project you really want to build.

Prepare for the 2018-2020 Work Programme and be an EU-funding champion by making sure you are ready to tackle one of the most stressed make-or-break point: IP and Data management in proposals!

Why should I participate in the IPR, Data Management & Open-Access course?

1) Increase your success rate

A deeper understanding of what IPR, Data Management & Open-Access are about, and at which stages of the project they matter. We’ll help you understand how to maximise your chances of getting EU funding and how to seize the opportunity to bring your project to reality.

Thanks to an interactive and playful method, Antoine will mix theoretical knowledge and role play to make you use and integrate the different concepts of IPR, Data management and Open-access.

2) Learn with a legal expert you can finally understand!

In 2017, we won the Consultancy of the Year prize by the European Excellence Awards in Public Affairs.

Our team gathers a wide range of talents to ensure all aspects and challenges of Communication & Dissemination for EU projects are handled professionnally, skillfully and always with the smile!

As a legal expert specialised in Intellectual Property, Antoine Verdier will help you get a better understanding of all notions around IPR, Data Management and Open-Access in European projects. He is also known to be the only easy-to-understand legal expert, and the most friendly!

3) Meet the European Commission's requirements

Once you finally win a proposal and get EU-funding, how do you meet the European Commission’s requirements regarding the IPR, Data Management & Open-Access?

In H2020, your project will contribute to spread the values of the European Commission not only through strong partnerships with the members of your consortium, excellent research but also sharing the outcomes of your project with the whole world.

What will I learn?

  • What is IP? What are IPRs? And what institutions do I need to know?
  • What are the key characteristics of an EU-funded project and the different participating partners?
  • Which IP aspects have to be considered in collaborative research projects?
  • What are basic IP aspects to be considered under Horizon 2020?
  • Which rules exist within Horizon 2020 and what requirements have to be met?
  • At which stages of the project does IP matter?
  • Which terminology is used?
  • How do I define relevant background for my project?
  • How do I define ownership of results?
  • How do I set up a regime for granting access rights?
  • What is exploitation?
  • How do I set up my data management plan?
  • What is open access and what do I need to prepare for?

Is this course made for me?

Whether you are a director, manager, officer or member of staff working on H2020 projects, this seminar will help you understand how to deal with IPR, Data Management & Open-Access, raise global awareness of your activities, receive best practice insights and tips from a jurist you can finally understand.

If you are in any of these relevant departments:

  • communication, marketing, press or public relations offices,
  • research and sciences department, science office,
  • technology transfer office and research development office,
  • public engagement office

Then this seminar is FOR YOU!!!

What is included in the fees for this seminar?

  • Flowcharts on the matter of IPR, Data Management & Open-Access
  • Not just the Powerpoint presentation you are used to:
    • A new way to understand IP while learning the basics
    • Learn on a specifically tailored use case by teaming up with peers
  • Slides presentation in PDF
  • Debriefing at the end of the course with Q/A
  • A certificate
  • Coffee breaks

Ask your questions here, we will get back to you soon.