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online 15.3.2022

Online training on joint innovation and IPR in China

Attendance to the online training is free of charge, however, requires a registration via the link below by 13 March, 2022. 


Further information

Dr. Mika Klemettinen
Trade and Innovation Consul,
Head of Business Finland Shanghai Office (EET +6hrs)
E-mail: mika.klemettinen (at)
tel: +86 1348 2746 884

Ms. Hanna Osara
Executive Director, Finnish Business Council Shanghai (EET +6hrs)
E-mail: hanna.osara (at)
tel: +86 150 2168 4054

Ms. Päivi Mähönen
Manager, Business Delegations, Business Finland
E-mail: paivi.mahonen (at)
tel: +358 40 343 3468

China is heavily investing in innovation, while looking for new growth and competitiveness. This provides an increasing amount of collaboration opportunities. IPR is something that requires special attention when it comes to normal business but also when it comes to innovation projects. While typical IPR trainings concentrate on basic issues with remarks on technology transfer and IP contract issues, this webinar focuses especially on IPR issues that should be taken into account while doing joint innovation collaborations with Chinese counterparts.

Business Finland China together with the Finnish Business Council Shanghai, is organizing an Online training on joint innovation and IPR in China on Tuesday 15 March, 2022 at 09:00 - 10:30 (EET Helsinki) / 15:00 – 16:30 (CST Beijing).

The training consists of the following topics:

  • Different types of joint innovation projects
  • Results in joint innovation projects
    • Ownership vs. access rights
    • How to agree on ownership
    • Compensation for access rights
    • Role of existing background/IPR in joint projects
  • How to protect your IPR in joint innovation projects
    • Confidentiality, trade secrets
    • Navigating the need to protect your home base and still being able to collaborate
    • Who protects and what, when and at whose expense
  • Agreements in joint innovation projects
    • The key terms to agree on
  • Issues to take into account
    • Before the project
    • During the project
    • After the project

Kindly see more detailed program below.

Preliminary program

Who should attend?

Finnish companies interested in or already operating in the Chinese market, and interested in doing innovation collaboration with Chinese counterparts.

Please note that the webinar is held in English, however for the Q&A session, Business Finland local advisors will help with interpretation if needed.

More information about China Innovation Collaboration.


Attendance to the webinar is free of charge, however, it requires a registration via the link on the left.

You will receive a Teams link to join the event in your e-mail one day prior to the event.