Halle des Poches à Fonte | avenue des Hauts fourneaux
4061 Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg)


New ideas and innovations can make your business take a big step forward – provided you can commercialise them and generate a positive economic return. This event will provide an insight into the essentials of protecting your intellectual property (IP) and applying it to enhance your market position.

Intellectual property – intangible property that is the result of creativity – is central for any innovative company, be it new products, software, design, algorithms, healthcare solutions, audio-visual productions or anything else. However, a brilliant idea does not necessarily become a sustainable commercial success unless it is protected and managed in the right way.

How can you unlock the potential of your IP? How can you enhance your market position by using the right IP strategy? How can you safeguard your intangible assets?

The Luxembourg HealthTech, ICT and Creative Industries Clusters managed by Luxinnovation, in collaboration with the Institut de la Propriété Intellectuelle Luxembourg (IPIL), are organising this event to highlight IP issues in an increasingly digital environment. Presentations will be given by Luxembourg and European IP experts as well as experienced practitioners from the start-up, research and investor spheres who will provide concrete advice on how to make IP a strategic asset of your company.


09:00 | Registration
09:30 | Welcome address – Sasha Baillie, CEO, Luxinnovation
09:35 | Focus on the IP landscape in Luxembourg – Iris Depoulain, Deputy Head of Intellectual Property Office, Ministry of the Economy
09:45 | Computers in medical technologies, what can be patented? – Igor Dydenko, Team Manager, European Patent Office
10:25 | Keynote warm-up – Neil Cocker, Director, Tomorrow Street
10:40 | Keynote – Sergey Sukhovey, COO and Founder ARTEC 3D

11:05 | Panel discussion – The role of patents in technology commercialisation

  • Thomas Kallstenius, CEO, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
  • Sébastien Wiertz, CEO, Paul Wurth Incub
  • Nima Azarmgin, COO and Managing Director, IoTech Luxembourg
  • David Waroquier, Partner, Mangrove Capital Partners
  • Genna Elvin, Founder TadaWeb

12:05 | Closing words – Serge Quazzotti, Director, Institut de la Propriété Intellectuelle Luxembourg

Moderator: Pedro Castilho, CEO Verbalius

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