EURAXESS is a European Commission initiative providing a complete range of support services to researchers, for them to advance in their research projects and careers through international mobility and research cooperation.
In Japan, it is serving as liaison with Europe, providing information on funding schemes, cooperation opportunities, and managing a community of more than 2000 researchers interested in Japan-Europe exchanges.

The European IPR Helpdesk is the official IP service initiative of the European Commission providing free-of-charge, first-line advice and information on Intellectual Property (IP) and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). The service is targeted at researchers and European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) participating in EU-funded collaborative research projects. In addition it addresses SMEs involved in international technology transfer processes.

The China IPR SME Helpdesk supports European Union (EU) Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) to both protect and enforce their Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in or relating to Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan through the provision of free information and services. These take the form of jargon-free, first-line, confidential advice on intellectual property and related issues, plus training, materials and online resources.

Enquiry helpline e-mail:

The South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk provides free, business-focused advice relating to South-East Asia IPR to European Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs):

  • Helpdesk Enquiry Service: Submit further questions to the Helpdesk via phone or email (, or visit us in person and receive free and confidential first-line advice within three working days from a South-East Asia IP expert.
  • Training: The Helpdesk arranges training on South-East Asia IPR protection and enforcement across Europe and South-East Asia, tailored to the needs of SMEs.
  • Materials: Helpdesk business-focused guides and training materials on South-East Asia IPR issues are all downloadable from the online portal.
  • Online Services: Our online portal ( provides easy access to Helpdesk guides, case studies, E-learning modules, event information and webinars.

The Observatory for Technology Transfer (OVTT) is an Institutional Project of the University of Alicante, Spain.
The main goals of the project are to raise awareness regarding the importance of performing technology scouting techniques before undergo a new project and to develop digital and informational abilities concerning the search of Scientific and Technological Information in Internet.
The OVTT platform offers dissemination of news and events, generation of sectoral alerts and several training actions, such a as, summer courses, video-conferences, workshops and MOOCs.
The project is financed by the Bank of Santander and the University of Alicante, Spain.

UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization) is an UN organization which promotes industrial development for poverty reductions, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability.
UNIDO Investment and Technology Promotion Office (ITPO) Tokyo supports developing countries in their efforts to achieve inclusive and sustainable economic development by promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) and technology transfer from Japan.
UNIDO ITPO Tokyo’s Environmental Technology Database is designed to share information on energy and environment related technologies from Japanese enterprises, in order to promote the transfer of such technologies.

ASTP-Proton is a non-profit organisation committed to knowledge transfer. We are an association ‘for members by members’. It is the leading knowledge transfer association for professionals involved in knowledge transfer between universities and industry with a community of 800+ members from 290+ institutions and 40+ countries. Membership is open to all individuals involved in the transfer of knowledge and, science and technology. By promoting and professionalising knowledge transfer practice, the association aims to enhance the impact of public research on society and the economy. Our key values are to initiate, inspire, involve and influence individuals and collectives. With over 15 years of experience in providing training and its great tradition of networking, ASTP-Proton events are the perfect place to connect and learn from your peers, reconnect with old friends and find new partners. is a Belgian startup, aiming to bring clarity and transparency in the R&D ecosystem to facilitate partner discovery and collaboration. The award-winning company has created a platform where more than 50,000 scientific research groups are easily discoverable based on their mission, current research activities, and past achievements.. Following identification of key partners, AcademicLabs streamlines consortium creation and collaboration via its integrated consortium solution. AcademicLabs currently collaborates with global leaders in the pharmaceutical industry, biotech clusters and leading European universities embracing the vision of open collaborative innovation

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