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Up to date on: 11.9.2015

ip4inno was a project funded by the European Commission from 2007 to 2012 as a part of the Sixth Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development.

Its main aim was to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) enhance their understanding and use of intellectual property rights with a view to promoting innovation and competitiveness in line with the European Commission's Lisbon goals.

What does "ip4inno" stand for?

ip4inno = Intellectual Property for Innovation. Would you like to learn more about intellectual property? See our "Basic definitions" page.

What ip4inno delivered?

 ip4inno partners pooled their resources to conduct a joint analysis of SMEs' needs in intellectual property protection training. A set of training modules were created, tested and made available to registered intellectual property trainers in Europe. The modules are accessible on this website.

Who was behind ip4inno?

To achieve the goals outlined above, a consortium of partners was set up which brought together a number of important actors in innovation promotion. The partners were pooling resources to carry out analyses of SMEs' needs, design and test training modules, and finally made them available on this website, enriched with a variety of material on intellectual property aimed directly at SMEs.


ip4inno was part of PRO INNO Europe: an innovation policy initiative of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SME's. It integrated existing policy analysis and benchmarking activities with new incentives for trans-national cooperation, innovation actions and policy learning methods. 

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