SME Fund 2023 – Protect your intellectual property!


The "Ideas Powered for business SME Fund" is a financial assistance programme that helps small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the EU to protect their intellectual property rights.

The SME fund can cover many different assets, including trademarks, designs, patents and plant varieties. This is a refund scheme that issues vouchers that can partially cover the fees for the selected activities.

The SME Fund runs from 23 January to 8 December 2023. Please note: The funds are limited and will be allocated in the order in which applications are received!

Depending on the activity, two types of vouchers are available:

Voucher 1: IP Scan 90% refund of the cost of an IP pre-diagnosis consultation.
The coverage goes up to 1350 € (the value varies in the individual countries).

Voucher 2: Registration activities brands and design.
Here, up to 1000 € can be applied for use for eligible trademark and design fees.

More information about the SME fund can be found here

The PNZ Aachen is at your disposal as an expert for IP scanning consulting. If you are interested, please contact us – by phone +49 241 8093601 or by e-mail !