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Friday, 6 January 2017

15 fully-funded IP PhD positions are calling for candidates

The European IP Institutes Network (EIPIN), a consortium of leading research and training centres in intellectual property (IP), has been awarded a prestigious Horizon 2020 grant, under the Marie Skłodowska Curie Action ITN-EJD. 

On 1 March 2017, the project EIPIN Innovation Society will be officially launched. The project is currently recruiting 15 PhD candidates wishing to conduct doctoral research on the role of IP in the adaptive complexities of innovation. EIPIN Innovation Society is a comprehensive project at the forefront of multidisciplinary research, examining the role of IP as a complex adaptive system in innovation. The ambition is to enhance Europe’s capacity to foster innovation-based sustainable economic growth globally. The primary research objective of the programme is to provide political leaders and stakeholders reliable conclusions and recommendations in the form of doctoral IP research on how to deal with the adaptive complexities of innovation cycles that secure economic benefits and uphold justice in the innovation society. 

The EIPIN Innovation programme, coordinated by Maastricht University, is a Marie SkƗodowska Curie Innovative Training Network project, funded by the European Union. This project sets up a European Joint Doctorate programme which will lead to the conferral of joint and double doctoral degrees from two of the five participating universities. These Universities are:

· Queen Mary IP Research Institute, University of London 
· Magister Lvcentinvs, University of Alicante 
· IP Law and Knowledge Management (IPKM), Maastricht University 
· Centre for International IP Studies (CEIPI), University of Strasbourg 
· Munich IP Law Center (MIPLC), University of Augsburg 

Fifteen Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) are to be trained to present their research findings on a number of topics of great societal interest, and to guide inventors and entrepreneurs through the lifecycle of IP-intensive assets that takes human creativity into the marketplace. The research and training programme provides an unprecedented environment for ESRs that aims at educating a new generation of professionals and academic researchers who are properly equipped to face these challenges of fostering innovation-based growth. It consists of a research and a training part, which are closely connected and mutually inform each other. 

The involvement of industry associations representing numerous undertakings provides great access to non-academic actors. The ESR positions are open to candidates from all domains of sciences, providing a solid foundation for cross-cutting research in the area of innovation policies, while overcoming a traditional separation of disciplines.

The application procedure is open until 29 March 2017, 23.59 CET. The research and training programme will start on 1 September 2017 (date of recruitment) and finish on 31 August 2020.


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