4 SMEs

Small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) are important inventors and innovation drivers and their growth underpins European competitiveness. The intellectual property SMEs create and use can significantly improve their business success and is an important potential revenue source.

4iP Council commissions and tracks research on why intellectual property is relevant to SMEs and seeks to help them identify the right routes for intellectual property advice and support.

Value of your assets

The following two reports explore the different ways SMEs and other organisations can derive value from their intellectual property.

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Useful Research

Here we provide a number of research summaries related to SMEs and innovation. You will find additional materials in our research and publications sections.

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Resources for SMEs

The following organisations provide a range of tools, support and case studies for SMEs interested in realising the full potential from intellectual property.

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SME Features

4iP Council maintains a library of interviews with stakeholders engaged in European invention and innovation. This includes a number of interviews with European SMEs, incubators and funding organisations.

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