Research and Publications

IPR University Center’s task is to promote the know-how and mastering of intellectual property rights through education and research.

IPR University Center coordinates and promotes research in issues that have a connection with intellectual property rights and offers various services for doctoral students and researchers. IPRUC offers researchers opportunities for international co-operation by arranging research exchanges, conferences and other forms of co-operation. All services offered by IPRUC are also available for researchers.

IPRUC offers commissioned research and takes part in various research projects.

Research Pool

Join the research pool’s email list by adding your contact information HERE.  You’ll get the latest information on research, meetings, seminars, conferences etc.!

Courses and meetings

IPRUC organises courses, seminars and meetings for doctoral students and researchers.

Information services

The reference library of IPRUC is at the disposal of researchers. IPRUC also provides information services.

Scholarship fund

IPR University Center Association has a scholarship fund. The purpose of the fund is to support education of and research into issues in relation to IPR. The fund grants scholarships for covering research and education costs, i.e. study visits, conference fees and travelling costs.

More information about the scholarship fund can be found from here.



Future Regulation of Industrial Internet (FRII)

The FRII project focused on different legal and economic questions of the future Industrial Internet applications. The project aimed at shedding light over the key legal questions at the center of the Industrial Internet development in order to propose useful business solutions with which to navigate the challenges while boosting business opportunities.
The central legal areas of the project were Intellectual property rights (IPR), data protection and competition law. Overall, the results stemming from this project were of relevance for several stakeholders, spanning from companies operating in the field, the legal practitioners, the legislator and the policymakers, as well as to the academic community. Those stakeholders were actively participating in the workshops of the FRII project as well as other events. In the workshops the participants discussed and shareed their views on the future of Industrial Internet in an inspiring environment. The project not only produced high-quality scientific results but also formed a networking and discussion forum for different parties.

The National Implementation of EU’s General Data Protection Regulation and its Central Commercial Impact

A research project in 2016, funded by the Prime Minister’s Office, in collaboration with University of Tampere, University of Helsinki and University of Lapland.

IPR in New Value Creation

IPR in New Value Creation was a TEKES-funded multidisciplinary research project that strived for definining how to define the value of intellectual property. The project focused on finding methods for such definition in relation to especially intellectual property rights such as patents and copyright.

Cooperation project with German graduate school

INNOCENT started a joint research training initiative with the German Intellectual Property and the Public Domain graduate school at the University of Bayreuth in 2007. The main activities of the project were joint seminars, exchange of doctoral students and academics. The project was financed by the Academy of Finland and Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft for 2007-2011.


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