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NCP-IP World IP Day Event 2024

Innovation drivers in the life science industry: How can artificial intelligence, collaborative formats and standardisation drive the exploitation of knowledge?

The life science sector has always been a pioneer when it comes to protecting innovations and the optimal utilisation of knowledge, compliance with standards and the successful transfer of research results to the market. Advanced framework conditions such as artificial intelligence and machine learning open up new opportunities for the industry, but also present it with challenges, some of which are still unknown. The involvement of new (collaborative) partners in life science research could also have a lasting impact on the industry.

Above all, the new EU recommendations for better valorisation of knowledge and their implementation in the national context will have a significant influence on the exploitation of innovations and their protection, far beyond the life science industry.

How do I protect my innovations against the backdrop of a changing economic and regulatory environment in order to optimise the social and economic benefits of the acquired knowledge? How do I set up successful collaborations in the life science sector on an equal footing? What role does standardisation play in the life science innovation chain?

In several keynote speeches and a panel discussion, we will address these topics in another edition of the NCP-IP World IP Day event.

This will be followed by an opportunity for personal dialogue.

We look forward to your participation!

  • When: Thursday, 25 April 2024
  • Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Where: House of Industry, small ballroom
  • Format: Face-to-face event with live streaming
  • Registration and detailed programme: https://world-ip-day-2024.aws.b2match.io/ 


  • From 09:30: Registration and coffee
  • 10:00 - 10:05: Welcome and introduction by Katharina Moser
  • 10:05 - 10:20: Welcome of the ministries and aws

Keynote speeches

  • 10:20 - 10:40: Vanja Bernhauer and Angela Siegling, aws Innovationsschutz, aws: EU recommendations on the valorisation of knowledge and their implementation in the life sciences sector (confirmed);
  • 10:40 - 11:00: Karl Grün, Director Development, Austrian Standards: The role of standards in the life science innovation value chain and best practices (confirmed);
  • 11:00 - 11:20: Alan Hanbury, Co-Founder contextflow: Machine Learning in Medical Technology: Protection and Valorisation of developments

Panel discussion

  • 11:20 - 12:20: Life science innovation protection in collaborative RTI ecosystems
    • Marie-Kathrin Breyer, Leitung Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Lungengesundheit
    • Peter Nussbaumer, Managing Director wings4innovation 
    • Bettina Resl, Head of Public Affairs, Novartis Österreich 
    • Rainer Schultheis, CEO und Co-Founder, Saphenus Medical Technologies
  • 12:20 - 12:30: Summary and farewell Katharina Moser
  • from approx. 12:30: Lunch and get-together until approx. 13:30

On behalf of the National Contact Point for Intellectual Property in Open Knowledge Transfer

Information on the NCP-IP.

In cooperation with the Federation of Austrian Industries


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