Workshop on “Exploitation of Results and IPR” held as part of ULTIMATE

Last week Graphenea hosted a Virtual Workshop on “Exploitation of Results and IPR” as part of the ULTIMATE project. On day one of the workshop, Prof. Tomas Palacios of MIT explained how to manage intellectual property and perform business planning in nanoelectronics. Prof. Luigi Colombo of UT Dallas outlined the most common steps taken upon technology transfer in the semiconductor industry. On the second day, Dr. Helga Cester of Balder IP explained in detail what patentability is and how patenting works. Dr. Beatriz Alonso of Graphenea gave the industrial vision of the commercialization of graphene.

Photo: Prof. Tomas Palacios lecture on IP management and business plans in nanoelectronics.

The workshop was part of the 2nd progress meeting of this H2020 project in which our new early-stage researcher, Javier Porcayo, introduced himself to the consortium.

Image: Beatriz Alonso lecture on graphene industrialization.

ULTIMATE is an Innovative Training Network (ITN), part of the EU’s Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions programme, that is aimed to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early-stage researchers, able to face current and future challenges and to convert knowledge and ideas into products and services for economic and social benefit. ULTIMATE will provide cutting-edge training for 15 talented young researchers, of 10 nationalities, in the burgeoning field of synthetic 2D materials (S2DMs) by developing their knowledge and understanding on: i) how to generate novel atomically precise 2D materials with defined structure and composition, and ii) how to best exploit their unique and tunable properties for electronics and energy applications. This training-through-research requires an intersectoral approach by specialized and skilled scientists from different (sub-)disciplines including molecular modeling (TUD), organic, macro-/supramolecular synthesis (TUD, DWI, AMU), production of S2DMs (Graphenea, TUD, UNISTRA, IIT), hierarchical self-assembly (UNISTRA, KU Leuven, DWI, CNR), surface and interface studies (KU Leuven, EMPA, IBM, UNI GRAZ, CNR, APE, IIT, UNISTRA), photochemistry and photophysics (UNIME, DWI, UNISTRA, IIT), device fabrication and characterization (IIT, TUD, UNISTRA), and other skills, as well as a strong commitment to the training of young talents with the ultimate goal of achieving scientific breakthroughs in this very topical area of science and technology.

The network has produced 23 scientific papers since its start in October 2019. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 813036.