Designed and set up by IP Key China, the EU-China IP Academic Network (EUCIPAN) supports exchanges between EU and Chinese academia with a view to ensuring sustainable collaboration. It provides a steering group, research opportunities and an online platform (eucipan.org). A forum took place in Shanghai last year, followed on 21-22 October 2019 by a steering group meeting and the Fourth EU-China IP Academic Forum, both hosted by the University of Alicante. The forum included main sessions on:
- IP issues in the context of globalisation
- IP and artificial intelligence.
Roberto Escarre, Director at the University of Alicante, opened the EUCIPAN steering group meeting with a presentation on the EUCIPAN. Other contributors included Professor Ma Zhongfa from Fudan University, who praised the Shanghai forum as a great opportunity for strengthening cooperation between the EU and China.
The steering group meeting was followed by task force discussions on, inter alia:
- the EUCIPAN portal and network development
- a research programme
- the Fifth EU-China IP Academic Forum.
A summary of the conclusions of the task force discussions will be available shortly on eucipan.org and will be shared with interested parties by the EUCIPAN team.