Public intangibles and the role of APIE (PDF - 433 Ko)
Public intangibles cover a broad spectrum of assets, such as public sector information, trade-marks, know-how, and the value of access to public spaces for private events. These assets can be powerful sources of social, cultural, and economic value for the benefit of citizens, companies, as well as the public sector.
Developing value from public intangibles takes advantage of this potential in furtherance of the public interest and increases awareness of governmental institutions and their performance.
Since its creation in 2007, the Agency for Public Intangibles of France (APIE) has worked to develop value from intangible assets within all areas of the state. It advises and assists public sector entities in the various categories of initiatives set out below “Types of Assistance“ while building coherent policies and sharing best practices.
APIE develops methods and tools to enable governmental bodies to act in a secure and transparent legal framework and to protect the performance of their public service missions. It was also responsible for the regulation providing that when ministries take actions to leverage their intangible assets, they can keep the income generated by those actions, which they then utilize for purposes of modernizing public service.
APIE’s actions are free of charge to the state entities it assists. Its three-fold expertise enables it to provide complete and efficient service.