Power your business with the SME Fund

SMEs based in the 27 EU Member States

Field: SMEs, Startups, Intellectual Property

The Ideas Powered for business SME Fund is a €20 million grant scheme helping European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) access their intellectual property rights.

A European Commission initiative, the SME Fund is implemented by the EUIPO to support businesses in developing their IP strategies and protecting their IP rights, at national, regional or EU level.

Each SME can be reimbursed up to a maximum of €1,500.

Service 1 – 75% reimbursement on IP pre-diagnostic services (IP Scan)

Intellectual property (IP) experts will help you identify the value of your intellectual property assets. This can help you learn how to shape your IP business strategy now – and in the future.

Service 2 – 50% reimbursement on trade mark and design basic application fees

Once you have decided which intellectual property rights you would like to protect at national, regional and EU level, you can get 50% off your basic application fees.

Who can apply?

If your enterprise fits the official EU definition of an SME, you can apply for support for the services described above during one of the five phases (windows) in 2021.

WINDOW 4 is now OPEN! Submit your applications by 31st July here.

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