Intellectual Property Essentials: Leveraging IP Assets for SME Financing Opportunities

Questions & Answers with Experts

In the increasingly knowledge-driven economy, Intellectual Property is key for day-to-day business decisions. New products, brands and creative designs appear almost daily on the market and are the result of continuous human innovation and creativity, and often it is the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are the driving force behind such innovations.

An important consideration that is often overlooked by SMEs is that IP rights may enhance the value or worth of the company in the eyes of investors and financing institutions. Intellectual property assets can be attractive to potential investors and partners. Patents, copyrights, or trade secrets demonstrate a start-up’s commitment to innovation and can enhance its credibility, making it more appealing for collaborations and funding opportunities.

During the Questions & Answers session, our experts answered your questions on how to strategically leverage IP assets to grow the business, particularly:

  • How to identify IP assets which could be monetized and become a source of revenue in your company;
  • IP commercialization options;
  • IP valuation approaches;
  • Funding opportunities for services related to IP.

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About IPowerSMEs

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) are one of the core elements underpinning innovation. Since small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) encounter more obstacles than bigger companies when seeking to protect their innovations through IPR, they should benefit from a supportive environment that compensates for such an imbalance. IPowerSMEs aims to raise awareness of the importance of IPR among SMEs, and help provide them with the necessary skills and knowledge to protect their innovations and thus maintain a sustainable business model.