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IP Helpdesk


Free training to SMEs, researchers, business and innovation support organisations. Our training packages help participants gain a better understanding of IP and develop their own IP management strategies and processes. 

What training we offer

From basic principles and ideas about the benefits of IP to specific tools and procedures for successful IP management: the IP Helpdesk provides on-site and online training activities covering relevant IP topics for EU SMEs and entrepreneurs involved in cross-border business activities or looking to expand their businesses to other regions. In addition, there is a broad training offer for SMEs and researchers involved in EU-funded research and innovation projects. 

IP training opportunities

Online training

Our online courses bring to you interactive, high-class presentations by renowned experts on various IP topics

On-site training

Join us for one of our on-site training events taking place in Europe and in different regions around the globe

Training for Intermediaries

We also provide training programmes specifically designed for business support organisations and other intermediary organisations supporting SMEs and researchers.

Who can participate

Our training activities are mainly targeting EU SMEs, and beneficiaries of EU-funded research projects. Also SMEs from countries contributing to the EU’s COSME programme as well as entrepreneurs, start-ups, and researchers are more than welcome to join our various free training sessions. We can cater our training to various levels of IP understanding (starters, intermediate, advanced)

For our training activities we often collaborate with business and innovation support organisations or other multipliers in different regions to try and cast the widest net among the SME and research community. Are you such a support organisation interested in arranging a training for your user community, members or team? Please do not hesitate to reach out! We stand ready to support!

Contact us to organise a training activity