Industry Property Support Offices (GAPI)

Contact person 
Deolinda Silva
Innovation Agency
Do you want to share an instrument/policy or a knowledge Transfer practice? 
Innovation instrument(policy)
What are the following keywords/priorities which better fit the instrument/policy?  
Knowledge Transfer (contract research, licences, research and IPR issues in public/academic/non-profit institutes)
Indicate the country from which the instrument (or policy) is 
What is the title/name of the instrument/policy? 
Industry Property Support Offices (GAPI)
Indicate the target group/beneficiaries of the instrument/policy 
Higher educations institutions research units/centres
Other non-profit research organizations (not HEI)
What is the aim/objective? 
This initiative was launched by the management of INPI, the National Institute for Indutrial Property. The rationale is to increase the awareness about the advantages provided by industrial property rights and to encourage patenting by both research organisations and companies.
Give an overview of the instrument 
The Gapi initiative is aimed at launching small units specialised on the provision of information and on the development of actions concerning the promotion of industrial property (IP), with the purpose of strengthening the competitiveness of Portuguese firms through differentiation. GAPI is part of a wider initiative, in the context of Public Initiatives and Partnerships strand of POE, regarding the Valorisation of the Industrial Property System. This was undertaken by INPI together with a host of other organisations, including Technological Centres, Employers Associations, S&T Parks, and University - Enterprise Interface Organisations.
What is the date of creation of this instrument? 
Monday, January 1, 2001
Is the instrument/policy still active? 
Not Active
Identify the main outputs/results (quantitative and qualitative) of the implementation of this instrument 
Network of active industrial property support offices.
What is the co-financing/maximum rate allowed by the instrument/policy (if appl.)? 
Is this instrument/policy linked to a KT practice?