IPA4SME 1st call: opportunity for SMEs to acquire IP Valorisation and Protection

May 16, 2019

The IPA4SME campaign has been launched and is looking for SMEs in need of assistance with their Intellectual Property (IP) valorisation. IPA4SME (“Boosting the use of IP with an action specifically designed for Innovative SMEs”) is a unique business opportunity for SMEs to acquire IP Valorisation and Protection, through a variety related services.

The beneficiaries of these Intellectual Property services are SMEs that have been awarded the Seal of Excellence from the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument, and they can apply for the following:

  • Free IP Pre-diagnostics: a customised report by a verified IP Expert on your business strategy related to IP with recommendations on achieving a secure and efficient exploitation of your assets. The service is available to SMEs registered in Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Spain and Sweden.
  • Financial reimbursement of IP protection costs, specifically eligible costs of qualified IP attorney and European patent application fees, for all EU and COSME countries.

By applying for IPA4SME open call, SMEs have the opportunity to receive financial support (up to 15 000 EUR per company) and tailored Intellectual Property services. The first open call has been launched on 6 May 2019, receiving applications until 7 June 2019.

The IPA4SME campaign is being carried out by a consortium led by CARSA, and comprising of the University of Alicante and GOPA Com, and is co-funded by the COSME programme of the European Union.

For more information visit the IPA4SME site.