EUIPO Academic Initiatives
The EUIPO Academy is responsible for IP dissemination within the academic community and creates links and common activities between students, trainees and universities. Through its different academic initiatives, the Academy promotes innovative onsite and online programmes to boost IP awareness and education amongst its academic stakeholders.
Pan-European Seal Professional Traineeship Programme
Through the PES programme, university members may nominate recent high-achieving university graduates to apply for a year-long, paid traineeship at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in Alicante, Spain or the European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich, Germany. Trainees participate in a variety of professionalisation activities and events throughout the year.
Are you an institution interested in the PES programme? Visit the PES page.
Are you a student interested in applying for the PES traineeship? Visit the Traineeship page.
The EUIPO and the EPO created an online platform, the PES Talent Bank, specifically for the PES programme. This platform allows public and private organisations, institutions and entities to offer traineeships or jobs to EUIPO PES alumni who are still seeking career opportunities.
Are you an organisation interested in the Talent Bank? Visit the PES Talent Bank page.
Network of IP Academies activities (NIPA)
NIPA consists of PES university members, the Talent Bank associate partners and the national IP offices. EU institutions and European university networks can also join as observers.
NIPA has developed several initiatives for its members in recent years:
- academic research visits
- virtual university visits
- e-learning material
- online courses
- further career opportunities
Do you want to know more about NIPA’s initiatives? Visit the NIPA’s page.
Academic Research Programme (ARP)
this is a grant offered to any university, researcher, PhD candidate, professor, etc. who would like to prepare a research paper for a maximum period of 12 months. 80 % of this will be funded by the EUIPO, and it can be on a variety of topics related to EUIPO practice. For more information, visit the EUIPO website.
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