Information session on intellectual property (IP) - BEW & SES


How to protect and exploit your research results?

The Tech Transfer Office and the Doctoral School of Behavioural Sciences & Humanities are organizing an information session on 'Intellectual Property'. Intellectual Property ('IP') is a legal term that refers to various creations of the mind : inventions, literature, artistic works, software, datasets, etcetera., Hasselt University looks into ways to protect the research results. When research evolves into a new idea with high market potential the TTO assists with the commercialization thereof.

During your academic career, many questions will indeed come to mind regarding your research: who owns the IP rights on your research results (you or the university) ? What can be done to protect your results ? In which circumstances should you (not) publish your research results ? Can you use the IP of other parties? What should you do if you want to use somebody’s IP or share yours ?...

Grasp this opportunity to learn about the IP protection and exploitation potential of your own research topic/results!

Learning outcomes

After attending this information session, participants are aware of...

  • intellectual property issues in research,
  • protection of research results,
  • publication issues.


An important part of preparing for any further professional step is becoming (more) aware of the competences you have developed and/or want to develop. In the current session, the following competences from the UHasselt competency overview are actively dealt with:

  • academic research competences:
    • valorisation
    • data management
    • information management
    • publication skills


For whom?

  • Researchers of the Faculty of Business Economics and the School of Educational Studies who wish to learn more about IP and the implications for their own research

When and where?

  • April 26, 2021 - 13:00-14:30
  • This course will be organized digitally. You will receive the necessary details timely.


  • Registration is closed since May 24, 2021
  • As places are limited, registering does not automatically imply that you will be able to participate. You will be notified by email in due time.
  • Please cancel your registration at least one week in advance in case you cannot make it (cf. cancellation & no-show policy).

Acknowledged as?

  • category 'IP, valorisation & science communication' - session on IP and/or valorisation