The European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA) has recently launched a call for expression of interest searching for Intellectual Property (IP) specialists to provide IP due diligence services to beneficiaries of European Innovation Council (EIC) grants. Those services are provided by EISMEA with support of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).
The European Innovation Council (EIC) is a key novelty of Horizon Europe and represents the most ambitious innovation initiative that Europe has taken, with a budget of €10 billion for the period 2021-2027. Three main granting schemes offered by the European Innovation Council (EIC) are EIC Pathfinder, EIC Transition and EIC Accelerator.
With the call for expression of interest, EISMEA seeks to draw up a list of IP specialists willing to offer IP due diligence services (the “experts”) to beneficiaries who have received EIC funding (the “beneficiaries”) in the Member States of the European Union (EU) or associated countries.
The scope of the IP due diligence service will be limited only to IP rights related to projects covered by EIC grants.
The call will remain open until 29 March 2023.
Visit the EIC website for further information on objectives and scope of the services, eligibility criteria for IP experts and the selection process.
- Publication date
- 20 February 2023