The Intellectual Property Finance Institute isthe first European research and competence centre focused on IP Economics & Finance.
The Institute is anon-profit organization which promotes and develops know-how transfer, research initiatives and projects about the IP as an economic asset and its use in IP-based financing solutions.
The Institute also provides knowledge and expertise to develop the awareness and the understanding of Intellectual Property Economicsin order to foster cooperation between stakeholders such as: financial institutions, SMEs, large industrial corporations, patent offices, universities, professional communities, public administrations and international organizations. What we do Firms and Institutions are more and more aware of IP asset strategic and financial value. Like any other valuable assets, IP should play an important role in the corporate’s fund raising process. But this is not fully happening, for reasons such as lack of management awareness, limited know-how on IP business management and related financial practices, limited experience of specific business and credit policies. Nevertheless, the significant economic value of Intellectual Property is leading to a growing interest in this class of assets as a source of funding and collateral security.
In this scenario, the Intellectual Property Finance Institute (IPFI) has three main objectives:
To support a widespread adoption and implementation of best management & financial practices of intangible and intellectual property assets in order to create economic and competitive value for companies, financial institutions, public organizations and professional communities.
To support the development of financial solutions based on intellectual property value in terms of financial and technical methodologies, instruments and best practices.
To increase the intellectual property value of firms through initiatives such as single asset monetization (patent, trademark, know-how, design,...) and innovative financial services (IP-backed financial services).
Our body of knowledge and expertise
The initial body of knowledge and expertise has been provided by the IPFI founders: Innovation Studies Group of the Politecnico di Torino and ICM Research, the Intangible Equity Research unit of ICM Advisors.
The current body of knowledge and expertise includes: researches, case studies, best practices, valuation methodologies, risk management, IP asset analysis by industry and cluster, IP-based financing instrument structures, presentations, IP intelligence infobases.
The Institute merges multidisciplinary skills of subject matter experts and researchers from academic, financial, industrial and IP professional world. The starting staff will be reinforced organically and by voluntary professional contribution.
The Institute is funded by grants of funds for specific research projects and/or initiatives. Institutions and corporationscan become Executive Members or Associate Members of the Institute depending on the size of the financial support. Members will be involved in the governance activities, such as the research opportunities valuation & planning. They will also have free access to the Institute's activities (seminars, workshops,...) and publications.
IP Finance Institute is a non profit-making organization which depends upon voluntary member contributions. We are grateful for the support of our members. NEXT EVENTS
Working group: Piedmont Aerospace, innovation acceleration and market exploitation
Centro Congressi Torino Incontra, 20th June 2012 h. 16.30