Activities

Activities

Extensive co-operation with stakeholders continued

During the year, we arranged a large number of different events in co-operation with our partner organisations. We also participated in professional events, providing information about our services.

The PRH played host to a number of visitors from agencies administering intellectual property rights, including António Campinos, President of the European Patent Office (EPO), and Christian Archambeau, Executive Director of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

Xu Cong, Deputy Director of the patent department at the Chinese IP office (CNIPA), and Francis Gurry, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), also visited the PRH during the year.

In connection with Director General Gurry’s visit, we arranged a seminar on topical issues concerning intellectual property rights and artificial intelligence.

Francis Gurry, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), also visited the PRH during the year.


PRH took part in Digitalism Challenge 2019 hackathon

The PRH co-operated with Aalto University and Accenture in the organisation of the Digitalism Challenge 2019 course. Nearly 100 Aalto University students took part in the event and they were divided into teams tackling challenges faced by food sector operators.

The focus at the event was on the Nordic Smart Government (NSG) project pursued by the business registers of the Nordic countries, which promotes the automation and use of financial information between companies and in the flow of data from companies to the authorities.

The task of the teams was to find solutions that ease the administrative burden of small companies and make use of real-time and machine-readable financial data.

At the Digitalism Challenge 2019 course, students tackled challenges faced by food sector operators. The focus at the event was on the Nordic Smart Government project of the Nordic business registers.


Co-operation with stakeholders

Events 2019

21 and 22 January: Meeting of taxation and accounting professionals
5 February: Seminar on artificial intelligence and intellectual property rights (in co-operation with WIPO)
15 March: Special event marking the 100th anniversary of the Finnish Register of Associations
21 March: Training event for entrepreneurs on IPR matters
2 April: Seminar for trademark experts (in co-operation with EUIPO)
10 April: Joint stand at the Taloyhtiö 2019 (Housing company 2019) event with the National Land Survey of Finland
25 and 26 April: Event marking the World Intellectual Property Day (in co-operation with the IPR University Center and the University of Lapland)
27 and 29 May: WIPO seminars on intellectual property rights
28 May: Nordic Smart Government stakeholder event (in co-operation with the Finnish Tax Administration and the State Treasury)
22 August: Team Finland event
5 September: Seminar for patent experts (in co-operation with EPO)
10 and 11 September: Marketing day
17–19 September: Joint stand at the conference of Finnish real estate managers with the National Land Survey of Finland
18 and 19 September: FallUp enterprise event for students
20 September: Information briefing for audit committees of PIEs (in co-operation with the Financial Supervisory Authority)
2 and 3 October: Joint stand at the Real Estate fair with the National Land Survey of Finland
9 October: Seminar on financial reporting (in co-operation with Aalto University)
18 and 19 October: National Entrepreneur Days
23 and 24 October: Helsinki IP Summit
29 October: EUIPO Observatory Meeting
30 October: Seminar for SMEs (in co-operation with EUIPO)
5 November: Basic course in patent matters
12 November: Basic course in trademarks and design rights
22 November: SLUSH takeoff event
25 November: Digitalism Challenge 19 finals (in co-operation with Aalto University and Accenture)
29 November: Company name day event