European Regional Development Fund
Creativity, innovation and protection of intellectual property are important factors in the development of regions. They are considered to be the driving force of business performance and one of the most important factors affecting competitiveness of companies. In terms of innovation performance, Slovakia and Hungary occupy the lowest positions for a long time. However, cross-border regions, which, as a result of their marginal location, may have different signs of marginalization, have the potential for joint development of live innovative ecosystems that will connect people, businesses and different institutions in search for inspiration and in developing new knowledge for development of regions.
The project “Industrial Property cross-border pre-assessment tool” (akronym „InProTool“) aims at contribution to the creation of an innovative ecosystem in the area of South-East Slovakia and North-East Hungary by improving the cooperation of trans-frontier chambers of commerce and industry. The Chambers from Banská Bystrica, Košice, Nograd, Heves and Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén Regions will jointly develop and provide a new online service for pre-assessment of industrial property rights for businesses and individuals. Better knowledge of companies about their intellectual property will not only contribute to its better protection and use but also enable companies to fully exploit their potential and thus increase their competitiveness on domestic and foreign markets.
The staff members of the Chambers will be trained to provide this new pre-assessment service, but also to provide other consultancy and advisory services in the field of industrial property protection, thus they contribute to raising awareness of industrial property, and also to fostering innovative cooperation in the border regions.
Slovenská obchodná a priemyselná komora (Banskobystrická regionálna komora)
81603 Bratislava, Gorkého 9
Slovenská obchodná a priemyselná komora (Košická regionálna komora)
04001 Košice, Bačíková 5
Nógrád Megyei Kereskedelmi és Iparkamara
3100 Salgótarján, Alkotmány 9/A
Heves Megyei Kereskedelmi és Iparkamara
3300 Eger, Faiskola utca 15
Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén Megyei Kereskedelmi és Iparkamara
3525 Miskolc, Szentpáli u. 1.