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Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: INNOSUP-3-2014 | Award Amount: 3.00M | Year: 2015

The main goal of the VIP4SME project is to sustainably enhance Intellectual Property (IP) support services to SMEs in order to allow them to understand the value of the intellectual capital they create and own, and to define strategies and management practices allowing them to better turn this capital into commercial values and competitiveness. This challenge will be jointly addressed by 31 National Intellectual Property Offices (NIPOs) from EU member states and countries participating in Horizon2020 together with 22 local partners working in close cooperation with NIPOs and which are mostly business support providers (BSPs) having easy access to their local SMEs. Synergies with other IP stakeholders and especially international organisations (EPO, OHIM, Benelux Office for Intellectual Property, WIPO) will be created. Training contents, tools and IP support services specifically designed and corresponding to identified needs of SMEs will be adapted or newly created, managed and made available to all project partners, in order to serve the improvement of IP support in all participating countries. Through an implementation plan, defining quantitative objectives for each country, and a project organisation supporting all participants in the practical implementation of new IP training and IP services, it will be ensured that at least 3,500 SMEs will be reached by high value IP support activities. Communication activities, including via the joint innovaccess.eu website, will be either targeted toward the diffusion of specific information such as cross-boarder IP information and other relevant information on the business use of IP, or toward promotion of the services and activities made available by the VIP4SME project and benefiting directly SMEs.


Da Silva G.,Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial | Iha K.,Brazilian Technological Institute of Aeronautics
Journal of Aerospace Technology and Management | Year: 2012

Hypergolic reactions may be useful in civil and military applications. In the area of rocket propulsion, they constitute a potential field due to the reduced weight and complexity of fuel injection systems, allowing yet controlled use of the propulsors. This manuscript aimed at presenting different hypergolic systems and their particularities, comparing them with chemical propulsion systems, which are most commonly employed in rocket motors, for example.


da Silva G.,Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial | Rufino S.C.,Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial | Iha K.,Brazilian Technological Institute of Aeronautics
Journal of Aerospace Technology and Management | Year: 2013

The research for low toxicity and no damage to the environment has stimulated the development of specific investigation lines in many areas. Inevitably, the criteria for safe handling, sensitivity and, above all, specific impulse (efficiencies) of propellant compositions are still superior in relation to ecological appeals. Nowadays, however, the solid or liquid propulsion, as aerospace as military, has already compounds to efficiency and eco-friendly characteristics. This study aimed at describing "green" alternatives to propulsive systems.


Brandao R.R.,Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial | Moriconi L.,Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics | Year: 2015

We study the electron/hole transport in puddle-disordered and rough graphene samples which are subject to in-plane magnetic fields. Previous treatments, mostly devoted to regimes where the electron/hole scattering wavelengths are larger than the surface height correlation length, are based on the use of transport equations with appropriate forms for the collision term. We point out in this work, as a counterpoint, that classical Lorentz force effects, which are expected to hold when the Fermi level is far enough away from the charge neutral point, can be heuristically assessed through disordered Boltzmann equations that contain magnetic-field dependent material derivatives, and keep the zero magnetic-field structure of the collision term. It turns out that the electric conductivity tensor gets a peculiar nondiagonal component, induced by the in-plane magnetic field that crosses the rough topography of the graphene sheet, even if the projected random transverse magnetic field vanishes in the mean. Numerical estimates of the transverse conductivities suggest that they are suitable of observation under conditions which are within the reach of up-to-date experimental methods. © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


Coelho M.L.V.,Federal University of Rio de Janeiro | Coelho M.L.V.,Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial | Coutinho B.G.,Federal University of Rio de Janeiro | Cabral da Silva Santos O.,Federal University of Rio de Janeiro | And 2 more authors.
Research in Microbiology | Year: 2014

Aureocin A70, which is produced by Staphylococcus aureus A70, is the only four-component bacteriocin described thus far. The genetic determinants responsible for its production are arranged as three transcriptional units encoded by the 7.9-kb plasmid pRJ6. While the transcriptional unit formed by the genes aurABCD encodes the bacteriocin structural peptides, a second divergent gene, aurT, codes for an ABC transporter involved in bacteriocin externalization. The third transcriptional unit is composed of two genes, orfAB, whose functions were hitherto unknown. RT-PCR analysis of orfAB expression revealed that they are arranged as an operon. When orfAB, either with or without the transcriptional terminator found downstream of orfB, was expressed in two different S. aureus strains sensitive to aureocin A70, all strains became immune to this bacteriocin. Cloning of orfB alone, with or without the transcriptional terminator, confirmed orfB participation in immunity, although full immunity was not observed. An increase in immunity was achieved when two copies of orfB were cloned oriented with the exogenous Plac promoter present in the expression vector pT181mcs. orfB (here referred to as aurI) was shown to be responsible for aureocin A70 immunity, but the full immunity phenotype seems to depend on translational coupling involving orfA, which encodes a putative transcriptional regulator, and aurI. © 2013 Institut Pasteur.


Labouriau F.C.,Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial | Naveiro R.M.,Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering | Year: 2014

The paper presents the patterns of evolution concept as an analytical tool for using the information obtained from the patent system to generate ideas and feed new product development processes. A case study is presented using a methodology to extract and analyse information based on some TRIZ tools as the S-curve metrics and the patterns of evolution for studying an exercise bike manufactured by a Brazilian firm. The evolutionary pattern of a set of eight patents was obtained along ten lines of evolution, and a radar graph of this pattern was built showing the evolutionary potential and providing some good prospects for product development in some specific design areas of the exercise bicycle. © 2014, The Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering.


De Souza Antunes A.M.,Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial | De Souza Antunes A.M.,Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Quimica Nova | Year: 2013

The main aim of this paper was to contribute to reflections in Brazil on the need to transfer knowledge held at universities and R&D institutions over to companies, i.e. to transfer scientific knowledge of chemistry to technology. It discusses how the competitiveness of countries is increasingly dependent on their technological capacity. The chemicals industry is a fundamental driver of social, environmental, economic and industrial indicators of sustainable development. In Brazil, the chemicals industry's deficit has grown over the last three decades. Patents are important sources of information because patent documents contain 75% of all technological information available. The National Institute of Industrial Property in Brazil has created a Technology Observatory with the purpose of identifying and analyzing technological information contained in patent documents within the ambit of partnerships with government entities or business associations, in order to support their technology-related decision-making processes. The paper gives examples of ethanol and biotechnology patent documents, including pharmaceuticals, of which there are very few in Brazil. However, a few of the patent applications identified are filed in Brazil, giving the country the opportunity to transform this scientific knowledge into technology by means of partnership agreements with companies. Finally, the paper presents information on the patent applications filed by the world's leading chemicals companies as measured by their revenues, and the respective numbers of patent applications in the last five years in organic chemistry and polymers, sectors in which Brazil is currently dependent on imports for over 50% of its needs. The patent assignees in these sectors in Brazil are also identified, and the paper concludes that Brazil needs to invest in the development of professionals, providing clearly-defined career paths in technology innovation teams at R&D institutions, and to foster more initiatives such as the creation of a new research and innovation entity, EMBRAPII, since investing in science and technology is a prerequisite for knowledge production, industrial property, economic development and, consequently, the competitiveness of the country. Copyright © 2013 Sociedade Brasileira de Quimica.


Garcia R.I.,Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial | Moura F.J.,Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro | Bertolino L.C.,Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development | De Albuquerque Brocchi E.,Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy | Year: 2014

There is growing concern regarding the inappropriate disposal of industrial wastes. The impossibility of adequately treating certain wastes and the desire to eliminate any environmental risk has led the industry to apply different techniques to meet these challenges. The use of waste coprocessing in cement furnaces as a substitute for a portion of the fuel can provide energy gains without changing the gas emissions and the quality of the produced clinker. This study aims to describe the effects of a mixture of wastes coprocessed in an industrial rotary kiln on cement properties. The leaching and solubilization tests proved that the analyzed elements presented in the cement are not transferred to the environment. The cement compressive strength tests conducted showed that coprocessed cement achieved the minimum values specified by the Brazilian Standard Association. © 2013 American Institute of Chemical Engineers.


Codognoto L.,University Camilo Castelo Branco | Winter E.,Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial | Doretto K.M.,University of Campinas | Monteiro G.B.,University of Campinas | Rath S.,University of Campinas
Microchimica Acta | Year: 2010

Monolayers of 2-mercapto-5-methylbenzimidazole (MMB) were prepared on a polycrystalline gold electrode via a self-assembly process to produce a self-assembled monolayer. The resulting electrode was investigated by cyclic voltammetry and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, and applied to the determination of chloramphenicol (CAP) in a pharmaceutical formulation using flow injection analysis along with amperometric detection. The amperometric cell was operated at -0.75 V (vs Ag/AgCl) at a flow rate of 3 mL min -1. The method was applied to the determination of CAP in ophthalmic solutions, and its performance was compared to a previously validated HPLC method. The response to CAP is linear in the range from 0.050 to 1.000 μmol L -1 (r = 0.9990), and the limit of detection is 44 μmol L -1. © Springer-Verlag 2010.


de Luna A.J.,Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial | Santos D.A.,Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial
Environmental Science and Pollution Research | Year: 2016

Worldwide, year by year, Fenton’s Technologies have been highlighted in both academic and patent scopes, in part due to their proven efficiency as environment-friendly technologies destined to the abatement of organic pollutants, and also by their growing interest to produce industrial applications. Thus, aiming to understand the effective dynamic between two worlds, academy vs patents, the present study performs a comparative analysis about publications on Fenton-based Technologies (FbT). Therefore, in this work, technological foresight techniques were adopted focusing on patent and non-patent databases, employing for this, the Web of Science (WoS) database as a prospecting tool. The main results for the last decade point out to a strong increment of the Fenton’s Technologies, as much in R&D as in patent applications in the world. Chinese Universities and firms command the scenario. There is an expressive gap between the academic and patent issues. © 2016 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg

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