PRESS RELEASE: PIMEC and IP Europe collaborate to ensure 'benefit from innovation'

PIMEC, the association representing micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Catalonia has joined forces with IP Europe, the European alliance of IPR and R&D-intensive companies and research institutes, to further support SMEs and share critical information on innovation, Intellectual Property (IP), patents and IP protection.

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EPO publication highlights importance of patents for Europe's SMEs

IP Europe's SME Chair Fractus is included in a set of 12 case studies focusing on how small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe are using patents to their advantage, published by the European Patent Office.

Silicon Valley giants want to smash standards and grab internet of things

An internet of things based on shared open standards is under threat from Silicon Valley. And EU policymakers could stop them, writes Francisco Mingorance in EurActiv.

CEOs of tech SMEs asked President Juncker to support innovation and open standards

Following the launch of an SME Manifesto on ‘Driving Growth for European Innovators’ in June, a group of CEOs from some of Europe’s most innovative technology SMEs have written to President Juncker to request action on its contents.

A manifesto for innovation

Below is an excerpt of an article published on the 17 August 2017 in World IP Review, based on an interview with Fractus CEO Ruben Bonet. 

European SMEs can lead the world in the IoT revolution

European firms can lead the economy of tomorrow if our small and medium-sized companies obtain the necessary support, notably when it comes to innovation incentives and patent litigation, writes Hassan Triqui, the CEO of Secure-IC. This opinion was originally published in EURACTIV

We cannot build the internet of things without open standards

Below is IP Europe Executive Chairman Mogens Peter Carl's letter to the Financial Times editor, published 30 June 2017. The original is available at this address.

Let innovators innovate !


Executive Networking Session & Working Lunch with Innovative SMEs hosted by Torino Wireless 
June 28th, 2016 – Torino, Italy

Investing in R&D, securing fair returns for your patented inventions and the importance of open technology standards: what are the new business and policy challenges for innovative entrepreneurs in Europe? How can we make Europe a better place for your company and investors?