We would like to happily announce that MultiplexDX was awarded by an IPA4SME grant. As a three-time “Seal of Excellence” holder, we met all the criteria established by the EU commission to be selected for this grant. IPA4SME provides financial and expert support for intellectual property (IP) valorisation and protection services to SMEs that have received a Seal of Excellence from the H2020 SME Instrument program.
Dr. Peter Killian (COO of MultiplexDX) answered our questions regarding the received grant:
What does it mean for MultiplexDX to be selected for this IPA4SME grant?
Being awarded this grant by the European Commission in fierce competition with other SMEs from all around Europe confirms that MultiplexDX belongs to an elite group of the most innovative SMEs in Europe.
How are you going to use/spend this grant and for what is it helpful?
This grant is intended for partial reimbursement of fees for filing a European patent application as well as related attorney fees. We want to protect our IP on multiplexing technology therefore this grant is a perfect fit.
The protection of IP is crucial for promoting innovation and boosting the competitiveness of European SME grants. Therefore, IPA4SME offers several services like IP Pre-diagnostics, IP Protection Co-financing, EPO (European Patent Office) fee reimbursement and IP attorney fee reimbursement. The grant provides an analysis of SMEs’ existing technology from a qualified expert and knowledge assets along with a customized IP business strategy. IPA4SME aims to foster an environment in which creativity and innovation can flourish.