The Impact & Innovation Board (IIB) consists of members of the consortium and is usually elected during the first year of a consortium project. It is responsible for tracking the project’s intellectual property, developing an intellectual property rights (IPR) strategy, managing FeatureCloud’s IPR, and adapting the IPR strategy throughout the project. The IIB will also develop an exploitation and valorisation strategy, including preparatory activities such as a market study or competition analysis, and sketching out several routes for exploitation – such as product development by a single partner or several partners within the consortium, creation of spin-out companies or start-up endeavours, out-licensing of IPR, and follow-up research collaborations. Based on its assessments, the IIB will develop a product road-map with stakeholder involvement.
At this point, FeatureCloud’s IIB has not been officially elected yet, but as soon as the members are confirmed, we will announce them here.