Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Innovative, collaborative, regional: Smart intellectual property for a competitive Europe

Innovative, collaborative, regional: Smart intellectual property for a competitive Europe
Published on: 04/10/2019
Event date: 14/11/2019
Location: Committee of the Regions, 99-101 Rue Belliard/Belliardstraat, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

This conference was a unique opportunity to listen to intellectual property (IP) professionals, and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) sharing their experience and knowledge. The 1-day conference explored how the EU and its regions can help SMEs to become more competitive and grow through the smart use of IP.

The European Commission, the Finnish Presidency and the Committee of the Regions brought together policy makers, (small) businesses, IP offices, innovation agencies, regional support centres and fund managers from all across Europe.

First, we discussed the challenges that SMEs face when trying to make use of their intangible assets, then we followed with possible solutions that could help SMEs make smarter use of IP.

More information is available in the documents below (agenda, conclusions, presentations and CVs).

Our goal is to make it easier for small businesses to become large innovators and global competitors.

Feel free to contact us if you would like to develop certain ideas further at GROW-IP-CONFERENCES@ec.europa.eu

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