The problem stems mainly from the fact that teachers lack knowledge related to copyright law and the use of intellectual property of others as their own. On the other hand, students should be aware of the IP regulation as schools repeatedly publish their work without permission. Especially when it comes to STEAM-related subjects, IP provides a totally different vision into creative work with respect to private intellectual property and its availability in public.
The project aims at supporting K-12 teachers incorporate Intellectual Property (IP) in education in order to embrace IP strategies in innovative concepts related to STEAM subjects. The goal is to tackle inadequacies in the preparation of students participating in the creative processes of STEAM innovations by highlighting the importance of IP Rights.