The Research Council of Norway has entered into a cooperation agreement with the Norwegian Industrial Property Office. The two agencies will be collaborating to ensure that intangible assets resulting from R&D projects are utilised in a legally sound manner.
“It is essential to social and industrial development that the results of R&D projects not only are put to use, but are applied effectively and properly. Intellectual property rights (IPR) comprise a key element in this process,” says Anne Kjersti Fahlvik, Executive Director of the Division for Innovation of the Research Council
The Industrial Property Office and the Research Council are planning a number of joint information and training activities. The two agencies are also considering coordinating and developing existing and new services. The objective is to provide a wide array of opportunities to the customers they share.