If you wish to find a partner to join a consortium for a research project under a specific call to be funded by the EU then we can help. The Enterprise Europe Network database contains hundreds of Research & Development Request profiles – start your search now.
Our fast, smart, solution-driven services take innovative ideas to commercial success on international markets. The Enterprise Europe Network plays a key role in the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument which has been designed specifically for single or groups of highly innovative SMEs with international ambitions, determined to turn strong, innovative business ideas into winners on the market. The Instrument provides full-cycle business innovation support from the stage of business idea conception and planning (phase I) over business plan execution and demonstration (phase II) to commercialisation (phase III). Further details on the SME Instrument here
We work closely with specialist organisations that help small businesses to use intellectual property rights to protect and profit from their ideas and innovation. We can also help you to find new markets and export opportunities.
The European IPR Helpdesk is the official IP service initiative of the European Commission and offers free of charge, first-line support on IP and IPR matters to beneficiaries of EU fund research projects and EU SMEs involved in transnational partnership agreements, especially within the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN).
In addition the European IPR Helpdesk offers Webinar training events on different aspects of IP management and IPR based on a practical and comprehensive training approach. Regular publications such as an e-mail Newsletter and the Bulletin will keep you updated on the latest developments in the field of IP and IPR.
However, when it comes to addressing SMEs in the specific European regions, a language barrier still becomes evident. Against this background, the EU IPR Helpdesk together with the Enterprise Europe Network has set up a cooperation scheme to foster a strong network of regional IP focal points, i.e. “EU IPR Helpdesk Ambassadors”.
The ambassadors are highly experienced members of the Enterprise Europe Network based in Europe with a strong track-record in dealing with IP questions, who will help in promoting the Helpdesk services and providing basic IP training and information directly at your doorstep.
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