Hanke is a bilateral project between the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH), in which the Foundation for Finnish Inventions and the IPR University Center are PRH project partners. The project develops an intangible rights learning package and library, an IP Education platform from which anyone can freely search for digital, modular and diverse IP/IPR learning material.

— PRH aims to promote the dissemination of information related to intangible rights in Finland. It makes sense to do this in cooperation with key players in the field, says project manager Olli Ilmarinen from PRH.


In the project:

  • the system’s framework is defined using service design and pedagogical planning
  • the IPR University Center’s training package “Future Inventors and IPR” course is updated and this material is used as part of the training library
  • other material is collected for the library for piloting
  • the operating model is piloted and learned from.

Foundation for Finnish Inventions

  • takes care of acquiring and making available diverse material
  • enables the creation of a web browser-based platform in cooperation with other participants
  • carries out piloting with a test group of SMEs and collects feedback for further development
  • supports the actions of other participants.


The project is part of the Foundation for Finnish Inventions IPEDU™ project, which compiles an IP/IPR training library through sub-projects. This will be placed as part of the Idearefinery™ entity.

The project implementation time is 1st January 2024 – 31st December 2024. The project is funded by EUIPO.