26 Apr 2021

Commission carries out survey on Code of Practice for Smart Use of Intellectual Property

In the context of the new ERA, the Commission is carrying out a survey on the code of practice on smart use of intellectual property. The Communication “A New ERA for Research and Innovation” of September 2020 announces an update and development of guiding principles for knowledge valorisation and a code of practice for the smart use of intellectual property, by the end of 2022.

Based on the recommendation on the management of intellectual property and knowledge transfer and a code of practice for universities and other public research organisations of 2008, the updated version shall reflect the current dynamic context and aims to achieve stronger impact. Member States and stakeholders will be consulted to contribute to the update.

The survey can be accessed here:

Survey - Towards a Code of Practice for Smart Use of IP