Training the future Intellectual Property (IP) experts!

The purpose of the Pan-European Seal programme is to spot IP talent early in Europe´s brightest and highest-achieving graduates.

Through the
Pan-European Seal Traineeship Programme
young university graduates are given the opportunity to gain valuable on-the-job professional work experience in the multicultural environments of the
EPO (European Patent Office) and EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) .

The University of Innsbruck offers you the opportunity to apply for these one year paid (monthly training allowance)
traineeships.
Trainees also receive on-the-job coaching from staff, have access to
E-Learning courses
and, if applicable, language courses.

Each strategic partner university is entitled to submit a yearly shortlist of five deserving candidates to EPO and EUIPO, from which a yearly average of 100 trainees will be selected, according to each student’s profile and considering the Offices’ needs.

Through its cooperation with strategic University partners, the Pan-European Seal offers an extensive catalogue of IP training materials, providing professional input to academic education and helping improve the professional qualifications of young graduates.

Thus, through the Learning Portals of their respective Academies, the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) and EPO (European Patent Office) will make available e-Learning material on IP (Intellectual Property) and IP protection/enforcement produced by the Offices, as well as by other IP organisations. This will be provided, free of charge as a professional complement to partner Universities’ IP training syllabuses. The eLearning portal also contains some content subject to payable fees.

At the EUIPO Academy Learning Portal, as well as the EPO's online training, all courses are structured according to different levels of IP knowledge and intensity – they can be used by absolute beginners as well as those who already have a good grounding in IP.

Requirements

The programme maily addresses students from EPO member states holding a bachelor’s/master’s degree (or have completed university studies at an equivalent level) in science and engineering. Other academic areas, like legal, business, human resources, economics, marketing and communication are also welcome to apply.

Alongside, candidates must have completed the required online EPO e-learning course(s) with certificate

Application

The application hast to steps. First please send the following documents as expression of interest per E-mail to: projektservice@uibk.ac.at :

  • motivation letter (1-2 pages)
  • CV (1 page)
  • field of competence (e.g. chemistry, engineering, law, computing, etc.)

If you are shortlisted, you can then apply directly at EPO as a second step. Detailed instructions can be found here.

Information event

If you are interested to get more information about the PES Traineeship Programme, a information event will take place in preparation of your apply.

Please register in advance per E-Mail: projektservice@uibk.ac.at

We are looking forward hearing from you soon!
Yours sincerely,
The projekt.service.büro-IP-Team and Career-Service-Team of the University of Innsbruck

More information about PES
EPO - http://www.epo.org/index.html
Pan-European Seal Traineeship Programme - https://www.epo.org/learning-events/materials/pan-european-seal.html

Requirements

The programme addresses students interested in the growing market of patents and intellectual property, holding a bachelor's/master's degree (or have completed university studies at an equivalent level) from the faculties of

  • Faculty of Architecture
  • Faculty of Biology
  • Faculty of Business and Management
  • Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Ecomonics and Statistics
  • Faculty of Engineering Science
  • Faculty of Geo- and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Faculty of Language, Literature and Culture
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics
  • Faculty of Psychology and Sport Science
  • Faculty of Social and Political Sciences

Alongside, candidates must complete at least one of these courses: “EUTM in a Nutshell” or “RCD in a Nutshell” (approx. 4h per course).

Application

Please register in advance per E-Mail to: projektservice@uibk.ac.at

Then, please send the following documents as expression of interest per E-mail to: projektservice@uibk.ac.at

  • motivation letter (1-2 pages)
  • CV (1 page)
  • field of competence (e.g. chemistry, engineering, law, computing, etc.)

We are looking forward hearing from you soon!
Yours sincerely,
The projekt.service.büro-IP-Team and Career-Service-Team of the University of Innsbruck

 

More information about PES
EUIPO - https://euipo.europa.eu/ohimportal/en
Open source E-Learning - http://www.epo.org/learning-events/materials/pan-european-seal/e-learning.html
Pan-European Seal Traineeship Programme - https://euipo.europa.eu/knowledge/course/view.php?id=1851&lang=en