The present rules govern the implementation of the IP pre-diagnostic and better access to IP for innovative SMEs COSME PROJECT, by

(a) Setting the framework under which SMEs can apply for, and be awarded, the support actions

(b) Defining the scope and limits of the support actions

(c) Defining how the support actions are to be implemented

(d) Establishing reporting obligations and data sharing commitments that will allow the monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the project and the assessment of its impact.