3Os and IP awareness raising for collaborative ecosystems

    Project: EU project

    Project Details


    ZOOOM aims to raise awareness on the importance of IP generation and management in collaborative innovation ecosystems which rely on three key assets, software, hardware and data. Open software, hardware and data are essential for a sustainable, trustworthy and sovereign industrial ecosystem. However, lack of competences in matching business models with appropriate licensing frameworks prevents unlocking the full potential of emerging technologies. ZOOOM departs from the concept that achieving strategic autonomy and technological sovereignty is possible through a sound understanding of what open licensing strategies are the best match for specific business models. This includes knowing when and to what degree it makes sense to stay open, and when going proprietary is the best strategy. The project aims to reach three core target groups actors in innovation ecosystems: knowledge generators, innovation support organizations and key stakeholders. Knowledge generators will benefit from tools for learning and supporting everyday development, increase competences on open licensing strategies for IP management, disseminate the concept and facilitate the application of IP management by identifying and suggesting viable business models enabled by open licensing strategies. Supporting organizations will get tools for internal training, support material to empower their clients, identify formats or services able to increase the reach of the IP management concepts and a database of cases analysed under the lens of open licencing and business development. Key stakeholders will benefit from a white book suggesting an integrated EU approach to open licensing of software, hardware and data as intertwined components of the innovation policy. This will set the basis for further research on the role of open licensing from a joint legal and business perspective, and guide the implementation of IP management and valorization in collaborative development platforms.
    Effective start/end date1/10/2230/09/24

    Collaborative partners

    • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    • Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) (Project partner)
    • Jožef Stefan Institute (Project partner)
    • Innovation Salzburg GmbH (Project partner)
    • EIT Manufacturing Co-location Center South (Project partner)
    • La Fondazione Hub Innovazione Trentino (HIT) (Project partner) (lead)
    • LIBRe Foundation (Project partner)
    • University of Trento (Project partner)
    • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven) (Project partner)
    • Aalborg University (Project partner)

    Funding category

    • Horizon Europe


    • HORIZON-CL4-2021-HUMAN-01-17
    • software
    • databases
    • business models