L2Pro – Learn to Protect, Secure and Maximize your Innovations
is an online platform with educational content about Intellectual Property (IP) specific to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).
The L2Pro project was promoted by Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™ to support enterprises, entrepreneurs and professionals to better understand how to protect their innovations; acquire and/or transfer IP rights; access capital to finance their innovations; integrate IP considerations into their company business model; and obtain value from their research and development (R&D) efforts.
The Italian version of the project was promoted by Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™, Fondazione Politecnico di Milano, Polihub with the collaboration of the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, Directorate-General for the Fight against Counterfeiting – Italian Patent and Trademark Office and Fondazione Ugo Bordoni.
The Italian version of the project was articulated in two phases.
During Phase I in 2015, the project was implemented, the original training material (ten modules) was customized to the specific requirements of Italian SMEs and one new training module about Inventive Problem Solving was developed by the experts of the Italian Center of Competence. L2Pro successfully registered 25 SMEs to use the online platform and participated in the training. Training activities were launched in June 2015 and finished in October 2015.
During Phase II in 2016, the online platform was updated into a mobile Learning platform to be more interactive, to include new IP content and to have a more responsive platform optimized for mobile viewing. Training modules were further enriched, achieving the total number of 13 modules.
15 SMEs more were recruited to participate in the online training.
The final conference was held in Rome in December 2016.