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.


How significant are SMEs to the EU?

How significant are SMEs to the EU?

Catherine Eginard, Head of Sector, H2020 – SME Instrument, talks to 4iP Council about the main highlights of the newly published SME instrument impact…

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An original financing solution for ‘not yet profitable’ SMEs investing in R&D

An original financing solution for ‘not yet profitable’ SMEs investing in R&D

Neftys plays a crucial role in the innovation ecosystem. It offers start-ups and SMEs investing in R&D a form of bridging loan and, in so doing, solves an…

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Julian Nolan, pioneering data-driven invention

Julian Nolan, pioneering data-driven invention

“It seemed strange to me that in such a data-driven world invention should be analogue, so I began to explore ways to create using data and algorithms.“

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Former CEO fuels chemical start-up growth.

Former CEO fuels chemical start-up growth.

Recipient of the ‘Commandeur de l’Ordre de la Couronne’ (Belgium’s highest accolade) and former CEO of Petrofina, François Cornélis, is now “having lots of…

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Catapulting UK Innovation

Catapulting UK Innovation

4iP Council talks to Simon Edmonds, Director of Catapults at Innovate UK.

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Investor’s perspective

Investor’s perspective

Didier Tranchier is the Founder and President of ADELIT, a French angel investment company with a portfolio of forty technology companies. 4iP Council spoke…

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Perspectives on starting-up in France from eBlink founder, Alain Rolland

Perspectives on starting-up in France from eBlink founder, Alain Rolland

4iP Council explores the experience of French telecom start-up EBlink as it markets a ground breaking mobile antennae solution to global tech giants.

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Tanya Ewing, FRSA

Tanya Ewing, FRSA

Tanya Ewing is an award winning Scottish entrepreneur and a successful inventor. Voted 'British Female Inventor of the Year 2008', she created the real-time…

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Adrienne Corboud Fumagalli

Adrienne Corboud Fumagalli

Vice President Innovation and Technology Transfer at EPFL in Lausanne shares her experience with 4iP. (Photo: Michael Stahl)

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