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Intellectual property: new advice service for SMEs

Mar 22, 2021 | News

(22 March 2021) – Today, the Commission launched the ‘Horizon Intellectual Property (IP) Scan’ service, a tailored, first-line and free IP support service designed to help SMEs to efficiently manage IP in collaborative research and innovation efforts.

Horizon IP Scan
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The Horizon IP Scan has a particular focus on EU-funded Horizon 2020 or Horizon Europe projects.

Building on a vast network of experienced, IP experts covering all EU and Horizon-associated countries, the Horizon IP Scan team provides an individual, jargon-free assessment of SME’s intangible assets.

The service is open to European start-ups and SMEs (according to the European Commission definition) that are about to sign a Horizon (2020/Europe) Grant Agreement or have recently signed one (up to six months after signature).

SMEs interested in the Horizon IP Scan can apply for the service at any time via the Horizon IP Scan website using the continuous open call.

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