International technology transfer – best practices and lessons learned

Technological cooperation between Europe and third countries has intensified over the past years. The European Commission has stimulated cooperation through various initiatives such as the participation in EC founded projects (like the International IP SME Helpdesks or the EU-Japan Techonology Transfer Helpdesk) or the opening of multiple European Enterprises Network offices around the world. 

IP for SMEs: protecting your IP at Trade Fairs in Europe and Latin America

With the advent of increasingly integrated global-value chains and the continuous drive to innovate, trade fairs have become one of the most important and most efficient instruments for accessing new markets worldwide. Although attending a trade fair or exhibition can reap substantial benefits, SMEs should be aware of the possible risks for their Intellectual Property protected -or protectable- creations, products and services that are implied.

What can Intellectual Property do for my business? 5 benefits that will boost your business

Intellectual Property is a powerful tool to benefit from your company's intangible assets, but is there life after licensing? Any EU SMEs shall wonder the same question and how can they make money out of their Intellectual Property Rights.

If that's your case, take a look at this webinar and learn more about the advantages and possibilities derived from the right management of your intangibles.

Understanding the basics of Intellectual Property Rights in Colombia: a practical approach to SMEs

Colombia is a member of the Andean Community and a key EU trade partner.

Besides its well-known reputation as a coffee exporter, Colombia is also the third country with the largest area of arable land for fruit (7.5 million tons per year) and the seventh for vegetables (1.8 million tons per year) in Latin America. But there are many more sectors that represent a good business opportunity for EU SMEs with innovative ideas that provide them a competitive advantage.

Virtual Event - Innovation in Environment & Energy & Circular Economy

Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk goes Virtual!

The Virtual International Partnering  - Innovation in Environment & Energy & Circular Economy brings together companies and research organisation from across Europe and worldwide. This is a unique opportunity, organised in the framework of the Enterprise Europe Network, to generate new contacts for business, technical co-ooperation and R&D.  The model is time- and costefficient and results in business! 

WIPO launches the PATENTSCOPE Covid-19 Index

WIPO has just launched a new search facility index for their PATENTCOPE Database dure to the current COVID-19 spread. 

Thanks to the index, users (scientists, engineers, public health policymakers, industry actors and members of the general public) will be able to access easily to information contained in published patent documents for improving the prevention, detection and treatment for disease like the new coronavirus.

All the information is accessible in 6 different languages: English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Korean and Japanese.