Your Guide to IP in Horizon 2020

The European IPR Helpdesk has published a new guide regarding IP aspects in Horizon 2020 projects. The document “Your Guide to IP in Horizon 2020” can be found here.


The European IPR Helpdesk is the official IP service initiative of the European Commission providing free-of-charge, professional first-line advice and information on Intellectual Property (IP) and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).


With the emphasis of Horizon 2020 on better and more effectively exploiting project results, an efficient and strategic knowledge management including the safeguarding and protection of your intangible assets through intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and confidentiality becomes more pressing than ever. This guide provides basic information about IP throughout the lifecycle of your project.



The document is divided in three sections and it discusses the IP issues that should be taken into account at each stage of the project: while preparing the proposal, during grant preparation and project implementation and towards the end of your project and beyond. Special emphasis is given to dissemination, protection of results and conflict management.