Bringing you original articles, news stories and curated news about IPA4SME from across the network, the News section is where you can find all the latest information, calls and updates.


 

  • Sep 10, 2021

    A total of 74 SMEs from 17 countries have been awarded IPA4SME support services through the Open Call. Depending on their support services, the selected SMEs will now have the opportunity to receive free IP pre-diagnostic services as well partial reimbursement of EPO and Patent attorney fees. The Coordination Center is actively supporting these SMEs throughout their respective support service processes.

    The full list is available here.

  • Jul 29, 2021

    A total of 68 SMEs from 22 countries have been awarded IPA4SME support services through the Open Call. Depending on their support services, the selected SMEs will now have the opportunity to receive free IP pre-diagnostic services as well partial reimbursement of EPO and Patent attorney fees. The Coordination Center is actively supporting these SMEs throughout their respective support service processes.

    The full list is available here.

  • Jun 01, 2021

    A total of 152 SMEs from 21 countries have been awarded IPA4SME support services through the Open Call. Depending on their support services, the selected SMEs will now have the opportunity to receive free IP pre-diagnostic services as well partial reimbursement of EPO and Patent attorney fees. The Coordination Center is actively supporting these SMEs throughout their respective support service processes.

    The full list is available here.

  • Mar 04, 2021

    A total of 151 SMEs from 22 countries have been awarded IPA4SME support services through the Open Call. Depending on their support services, the selected SMEs will now have the opportunity to receive free IP pre-diagnostic services as well partial reimbursement of EPO and Patent attorney fees. The Coordination Center is actively supporting these SMEs throughout their respective support service processes.

    The full list is available here.

  • Nov 25, 2020

    A total of 117 SMEs from 22 countries have been awarded IPA4SME support services through the Open Call. Depending on their support services, the selected SMEs will now have the opportunity to receive free IP pre-diagnostic services as well partial reimbursement of EPO and Patent attorney fees. The Coordination Center is actively supporting these SMEs throughout their respective support service processes.

    The full list is available here.

  • Oct 07, 2020

    A total of 164 SMEs from 20 countries have been awarded IPA4SME support services through the Open Call. Depending on their support services, the selected SMEs will now have the opportunity to receive free IP pre-diagnostic services as well partial reimbursement of EPO and Patent attorney fees. The Coordination Center is actively supporting these SMEs throughout their respective support service processes.

    The full list is available here.

  • Jul 07, 2020

    A total of 234 SMEs from 24 countries have been awarded IPA4SME support services through the Open Call. Depending on their support services, the selected SMEs will now have the opportunity to receive free IP pre-diagnostic services as well partial reimbursement of EPO and Patent attorney fees. The Coordination Center is actively supporting these SMEs throughout their respective support service processes.

    The full list is available here.

  • Apr 15, 2020

    A total of 212 SMEs from 27 countries have been awarded IPA4SME support services through the Open Call. Depending on their support services, the selected SMEs will now have the opportunity to receive free IP pre-diagnostic services as well partial reimbursement of EPO and Patent attorney fees. The Coordination Center is actively supporting these SMEs throughout their respective support service processes.

    The full list is available here.

  • Dec 23, 2019

    A total of 211 SMEs from 22 countries have been awarded IPA4SME support services through the Open Call. Depending on their support services, the selected SMEs will now have the opportunity to receive free IP pre-diagnostic services as well partial reimbursement of EPO and Patent attorney fees. The Coordination Center is actively supporting these SMEs throughout their respective support service processes.

    The full list is available here.

  • Dec 02, 2019

    A total of 156 SMEs from 24 countries have been awarded IPA4SME support services through the Open Call. Depending on their support services, the selected SMEs will now have the opportunity to receive free IP pre-diagnostic services as well partial reimbursement of EPO and Patent attorney fees. The Coordination Center is actively supporting these SMEs throughout their respective support service processes.

    The full list is available here.

  • Jul 08, 2019

    A total of 139 SMEs from 21 countries have been awarded IPA4SME support services through the Open Call. Depending on their support services, the selected SMEs will now have the opportunity to receive free IP pre-diagnostic services as well partial reimbursement of EPO and Patent attorney fees. The Coordination Center is actively supporting these SMEs throughout their respective support service processes.

  • Jun 26, 2019

    We would like to announce that due to the overwhelming response to the first cut-off date of the IPA4SME Action, the initially allocated budget is not sufficient to provide support to all of the services requested by the applicants. For this reason, new Rules for Implementation are being defined in order to increase budget flexibility in the future.

  • May 26, 2019

    On May 23 the first IPA4SME webinar took place. With more than 60 participants, the attendance greatly exceeded expectations and shows the continued interest of SMEs and stakeholders in the actions of IPA4SME and the valorization of SMEs’ intellectual property as a whole.

  • Apr 12, 2019

    The European Commission recently extended the deadline of its consultation on EU legislation on design protection. The new deadline is April 15, 2019.

    The consultation is meant especially for the following groups:

    1. All sectors of industry, businesses and designers owning/creating designs (including design and creative industries, small and medium sized enterprises, individual designers);

  • Apr 12, 2019

    As part of the ongoing European initiatives to promote growth and strengthen the competitiveness and sustainability of enterprises in the European Union, the project “Boosting the use of Intellectual Property with an action specifically designed for Innovative SMEs,” or IPA4SME, aims to extend SMEs international opportunities and innovation prospects in the Single Market and beyond.
  • Mar 08, 2021

    Since the first call launched in May 2019, the IPA4SME programme from the European Commission has been successfully accompanying small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) on their path to intellectual property (IP) valorisation, helping them to protect their valuable IP. To date, over 1.000 SMEs from 30 countries have benefited from the programme.
  • Feb 16, 2021

    The European SME week is a pan-European campaign that aims to promote entrepreneurship in Europe by helping and supporting entrepreneurs, as well as encouraging potential entrepreneurs to start their own business.

    You can find out more about SME Week here on the News Portal, and watch the highlights of the annual flagship event, the SME Assembly, on our YouTube channel:

  • Feb 15, 2021

    Candidatez au Programme IPA4SME ! Ce programme offre aux PME, titulaire du label "Seal of Excellence", l’opportunité de valoriser et protéger leur propriété intellectuelle en cofinançant toute une gamme de services, à hauteur de 15 000 €.