Milestones ESGI October 2006 - September 2008
Milestone 1: Work Report EPO Database - Month 8
Milestone one delivers results on the participation of women in European inventions 2002-2004, examined by statistical analysis of patent data. The work report “Analysis and statistics of female patentees in Europe” will become milestone 1, being a prerequisite for data comparison.
Milestone 2: Online-Survey finished - Month 12
The heads of R&D departments will have answered the questionnaire in an online-runtime of three month. It is expected that at least 1500 online-questionnaires will be returned. This milestone is a prerequisite for the subsequent statistical evaluation of the data.
Final report - Month 24
The final report integrates all project results and is preceded by a work report “Gender impact assessment of inventive activities in the EU”. Measures to encourage female researchers to contribute to inventions and patents and recommendations for the EU commission will be developed.