This section of the website will provide a more detailed description of the project by explaining its purpose.
Currently, there is no existing solution for intangible assets valuation. Only for large companies the valuation of their patent portfolios is done manually in order to take the patents as collateral for a loan. This effort is not always possible to be undertaken by SMEs and therefore it results in a lower possibility to secure the loan, even partially, with intangible assets.
In order to tackle this situation, the CoraPatents team will work to build and establish a patent valuation methodology as accepted company assessment standard in the financial industry, that can be valuable for all type of companies, including SMEs. In fact, it is expected that CoraPatents patent based valuation shall support innovative SMEs which have patents to use as collateral, to increase their overall company rating and reduce their credit interest rates, help banks to reduce their credit risk, serve investment companies to develop new innovative products and assist Venture Capital companies to identify and verify innovative deals.
The CoraPatents addresses different target-groups:
- SMEs and Start-ups: this target may be interested in the valuation reports as they can act as an important element when seeking for funding via loans and risk-capital.
- Rating Agencies / Venture Capital / Mergers & Acquisitions Companies: these entities are viewed to be interested in the project’s searchable database of valued patents.
- Asset Management Companies, Private Clients, Institutional Clients: these actors are considered to be interested in the financial products (e.g. trading signals, products families) arising from the developments made within the CoraPatents project.
- Research Institutes / Research Organisations: this target may be interested in the findings associated to the patent valuation methodology – proof of concept, as well as to the evolution of the financial markets facing this development.
The CoraPatents project is funded by the Eurostars Programme (project nº E! 11618) and the national funding authorities of Germany, Austria and Portugal.
The Eurostars supports international innovative projects led by R&D-performing SMEs. With its bottom-up approach, Eurostars supports the development of rapidly marketable innovative products, processes and services that help improve the daily lives of people around the world. Eurostars has been carefully developed to meet the specific needs of SMEs. Information about the Eurostars programme available here.
The CoraPatents team consists of 4 experienced and committed partners representing R&D-performing SMEs, and bringing together scientists, technicians and business experts from different fields of expertise, fostering the interdisciplinary required for the implementation of the project activities.
JRC Capital Management Consultancy & Research GmbH is an independent investment house geared to international business activities and specialized in Forex and Derivatives.
Since founding in 2000, InTraCoM Group is the most powerful partner of companies, when it comes to intellectual property rights (patents, utility models) and innovation management.
Prive Services Europe GmbH is a Fintech software engineering company. The company provides software tools and solutions to integrate advisors, wealth managers, investors and clients into one platform called “Privé Managers”.
INOVA+ – Innovation Services, S.A. is one of the leading private European consultancy groups in innovation, with offices in Portugal, Belgium, Poland and Germany.
MATRIX INVESTMENT GmbH, established in 2012, is a software company delivering sophisticated quantitative investment strategies and serves institutional clients and wealthy private investors. The company focuses on innovative and continuous research aimed at the development of new, actively.
By the completion of the activities planned within the CoraPatents project, the consortium aims to achieve the following outcomes:
O1 – Patent Valuation Reports
That will provide a description of the qualitative and monetary value of the patent(s) in analysis. These reports will be able to be generated and updated automatically every 6 months.
O2 – Searchable Database
Valued patents which will embed search and integrate different filter-criteria to respond to user’s needs. The valuation reports will be generated via this database.
O3 – Trading Signals for Asset Management
Developed based on patent valuation indicators. For this, the database and search functionality will be customized, linking business and economic data with stock market and patent valuation data.
O4 – New Financial Products
Built on the basis of indicators of patent valuation and other relevant methodologies.
In this section the public deliverables produced during the project are available for download.