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nova-Institute and Patentopolis Partner Enter in Cooperation Agreement

28 April 2015

nova-Institut and Patentopolis have entered into a cooperation agreement regarding dissemination, Techno-Economic Evaluations and Intellectual Property management in European projects for the bio-based economy.

nova-Institut explains that they will offer their joined expertise in upcoming projects, expanding their services for innovation research, new enterprises and start‑ups. It said that bringing new bio-based processes successfully to the market requires not only the right technology, but also the fitting mix of dissemination, techno-economic evaluation and intellectual property management. Both experienced players in the bio-based economy with different fields of expertise, nova-Institute and Patentopolis have decided to offer their combined services to enable improved market uptake of innovative bio-based technologies.

For the techno-economic evaluation of innovative industrial processes, nova-Institute says that often only limited data is available. It says it has recently developed a new methodology for techno-economic evaluations (nTEE) in the cases where energy and material flows from process simulation models form the principal data source.

Patentopolis reports that it has developed and successfully commercialised frameworks and tools since 2009, which help companies design and implement IP strategies in their own innovative environments. The Patentopolis team operates across industries and technological fields.

nova-Institut comments that, thanks to this new partnership, its know-how in techno-economic evaluation, market research and dissemination will be combined with Patentopolis’ expertise and tools regarding IP management.

“We are very excited about establishing a new cooperation with nova-Institute,” says Dr. Arnaud Gasnier, CEO of Patentopolis. “This synergy is a 100% match for EU project partners, where dissemination and IP matters go hand by hand. In the coming months, we seek to launch new initiatives to reinforce this synergy and further build awareness in our respective industries. We will further develop and offer services and tools in the area of innovation consulting, which could well serve the bio-based economy and beyond.”

Michael Carus, Founder and Managing Director of nova-Institute sees many opportunities in the future. “We are delighted about the partnership with Patentopolis, as our expertise in dissemination, B2B communication, techno-economic evaluation and market research and their excellent knowledge of intellectual property rights issues complement each other perfectly. We are very much looking forward to a fruitful collaboration!"





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