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Nicolas Vigneron gives us an insight into the EUIPO’s SME programme

Nicolas Vigneron gives us an insight into the EUIPO’s SME programme

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) recently launched the Ideas Powered for business initiative within the framework of its SME programme. Research shows that intellectual property (IP) in all its forms – patents, trade secrets, trademarks, designs and copyrights – is key to SMEs having a competitive advantage in their start-up and scale-up journeys. In this interview, programme manager Nicolas Vigneron gives us an insight into the EUIPO’s SME programme and the main…

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Re-envisioning industrial design simulation

Re-envisioning industrial design simulation

Interview with Dr Martin Schifko, Founder, Engineering Software Steyr

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Lessons from a serial entrepreneur and how Covid 19 inspired his latest invention

Lessons from a serial entrepreneur and how Covid 19 inspired his latest invention

The world needs inventors and the greatest ideas are often derived from the greatest challenges. Serial inventor Alex Winter has put his mind and team to work on solutions during the pandemic completing the development of his latest innovation, the first ever contact-less health sensor that can scan temperature (and other vital signs) anywhere, for anyone, easily and fast. The Norbert Health Sensor promises renewed freedom and faster treatment. We speak to Alex about his track record, drivers…

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Tempow - high tech earbuds for all

Tempow - high tech earbuds for all

How a French software start-up is using IP alongside strategic partnerships to make listening better, build business with giants and change a market

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How a MedTech SME is using IP to drive change in treatment delivery

How a MedTech SME is using IP to drive change in treatment delivery

4iP interviews Alexandre Tsoukalis CEO, Managing Director and co-founder, Micrel Medical Devices

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