Features


Moving invention from serendipity to dependability

Moving invention from serendipity to dependability

Stephen Potter of Iprova, explores the past, present & future, as he captures the views of experts on data driven invention.

Read more

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 report. €1.5 billion is available to single applicant innovative SMEs from 2018 and 2020 through the European Commission’s SME Instrument

Read more

Global innovation

Global innovation

4iP Council talks to Shirin Elahi about how innovation and patent systems might evolve.

Read more

Yann Ménière, Chief Economist, European Patent Office

Yann Ménière, Chief Economist, European Patent Office

Yann Ménière, Chief Economist at the European Patent Office, talks to 4iP Council about his role, patent trends, notably regarding inventions relating to autonomous objects, and the Unitary Patent.

Read more

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 important headache for many innovators at a critical stage in the evolution of their business when heavy investment in R&D is yet to pay off.

Read more