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  Thanks again for attending our Entrepreneurial Education Network (EEN) meet-up on the new IPR guidelines for students and their practical implications last Tuesday. In this recap, we share a few first findings and some featured and additional (reading) material.

Oh, and before you scroll down... you can already mark your calendar for the next EEN meet-up, which will be held on March 8, 15.30-17h. Hope to see you then!
What was discussed? The meet-up in a nutshell.
During the meet-up, Peter van Dongen (The Netherlands Patent Office) led an interesting conversation with Gijs Kremers (Universiteiten van Nederland, formerly know as the VSNU), Frank Rutgers (Louwers IP|Technology Advocaten), Suraj Jamge (KTO Wageningen University & Research) and Thyne Scholte (DutchSE). 
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One thing we could all agree on: we need to continue this conversation and stay connected. Exchange case studies, best (or worst) practices and communications or education material.

Some ideas, thoughts and reflections that were discussed during the break-out round:
Better understanding the guidelines
  • We could benefit from some real-world cases that could function as example situations for the interpretation of these new student guidelines. In the 2018 guidelines (for academic startups), a few can be found already.
  • 'Idea' is not a type of IP: we need clear definitions and mutual understanding when talking about intellectual property rights (IPR).
  • At the moment, only universities have committed to the guidelines. Would it be good if applied universities also signed on? This would create the legal certainty for students that they are treated the same in higher education.
  • While they are a great leap forward: the guidelines can still be considered 'difficult' for students. We want to prevent that students get discouraged, and empower them to make an impact.
  • For better understanding of the guidelines, we should present them not only in textual form. If we create a central place for this, it can also become clear to students how the different universities deviate from the general guidelines.

IPR guidelines & education
  • We have to educate both students and teachers. Let everyone have a notion of what IP is, before moving on to these specific guidelines.
    e.g. Develop a teacher training on IP, and line up a procedure for specific types of education where IP can play a part (at the university level).
  • We see a role for the university's Centres for Entrepreneurship to communicate to both students and teachers, and give teachers the tools they need to educate their students.
  • It should have conversations with internship / thesis supervisors early on to discuss various scenarios and their practical implications.
  • We should move from reactive to active or better yet: proactive. Some ideas: develop a set of online modules for awareness, and create specific checkpoints in time rather than just one moment. Remind teachers of logical moments in their course for a little IP refresher. Collect FAQ's and update them periodically.

  Our panel member Frank Rutgers send in two articles aimed to create a better understanding of the new IPR guidelines for students and their implications for universities. Both articles are in Dutch. If you're interested to receive any future articles in this series - or even contribute to those, for example with a case study - Frank is happy to get in touch with you.  
De drie richtsnoeren uitgelegd (Dutch only)
Ontstaan, exploitatie, valorisatie en overdracht van IE-rechten bij kennisinstellingen: Frank Rutgers, advocaat bij Louwers IP|Technology Advocaten, schreef een heldere uitleg van de drie richtsnoeren over intellectueel eigendomsrecht en kennisinstelling uitlegt. 
Aansprakelijkheid bij stages (Dutch only)
Hoe zit het met de aansprakelijkheid van studenten, stagiairs en kennisinstellingen bij stageopdrachten?Dit artikel geeft inzicht in de consequenties van het accepteren van aansprakelijkheidsbedingen in stageovereenkomsten met bedrijven, en is op aanvraag beschikbaar.
Rijden op zon - VPRO Tegenlicht (Dutch only)
Een mooi praktijkvoorbeeld van een innovatie die ooit voortkwam uit een studentenchallenge: zonne-auto's. VPRO Tegenlicht spreekt ontwerpers over de uitdagingen die zij onderweg tegenkwamen en de modellen die in 2022 op de markt zullen komen.
Free legal advice for student entrepreneurs
Curious if your creation is patentable, or what type of IP protection you can seek? DutchSE offers student entrepreneurs the opportunity to get free legal advice on intellectual property rights. All students enrolled at a Dutch (applied) university are eligible.
IPR for Science Based Businesses
Learn more about the different IPRs for science based business. Courtesy of Peter van Dongen (The Netherlands Patent Office).
New IPR guidelines for students
This new Addendum clarifies the position of university students with regard to intellectual property.
Communications toolkit
There's a toolkit available to inform and educate university students on their (clarified) IP rights, both in Dutch and English.
Training Entrepreneurial Behavior for Teachers
The training Entrepreneurial Behavior for Teachers offers an immersive experience to amplify the impact of your education, by putting into practice complementarities you will be building during the experience. By undergoing entrepreneurial learning, teachers will improve the process of training their students towards entrepreneurial behavior, which is not solely about setting up your own business. It is about learning to deal with uncertainty, being proactive in teamwork, spotting opportunities and how to create value in general. All in all, highly relevant skills in this world of constant innovation.

It is especially relevant for Challenge Based Learning (CBL) education, where students take a hands-on approach and should be coached during the process. It does not matter if you already implement CBL and entrepreneurial skills in your education or if you’re completely new to it. Both days will be highly interactive, focused on peer-to-peer learning and the focus will lie on how to implement these skills (more) in your courses.

The training is offered by TU/e innovation Space. Together, trainers Ákos Wetters and Gert Guri have more than two decades of experience on CBL in an entrepreneurship and innovation education framework. Upon registration, you will receive additional online material helpful for the training and logistic information. To inaugurate the launch of this first edition, the training is offered for free.

When: Thursday 9 December (10:00-17:00h) + Thursday 16 December (13:00-17:00h)
Where: TU/e campus
For whom: Teachers engaged or interested in stimulating entrepreneurial behavior of their students
Costs: Free of charge, since this is the first run of this course

Apply before 3 December to claim a spot!
Next meet-up: March 8
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