Week of action VIP4SME 21. - 25.09.

  VIP4SME Copyright: www.innovaccess.eu/vip4sme-project

VIP4SME action week from 21 - 25 September
IP strategies for SMEs
Country wide orientation consultation to the IP strategy - in Aachen this time in co-operation of PNZ and AGIT!

  • How do I protect technical inventions and trademarks against imitation?
  • How do I use them successfully on the market?
  • Which financing and promotion possibilities are there?

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups receive free advice on industrial property rights (patents, trademarks & design) and their commercial use as part of a nationwide action week organized by the German Patent Information Centers. The concept was developed together with the German Patent and Trademark Office within the framework of the EU project VIP4SME and has been carried out with great response over the past three years.
Novelty: The Patent and Standards Center Aachen (PNZ), your contact in the region, is supported this year by the Aachen Society for Innovation and Technology Transfer (AGIT)! Thus, you will receive direct advice on value creation and risk avoidance as well as on financing and promotion in dealing with intellectual property.
In a two-hour orientation consultation, experts from the PNZ will analyse your company-specific IP situation. You will receive an initial assessment of the economic opportunities and risks of your intellectual property rights with specific recommendations for action.
In addition, AGIT offers advice on questions concerning operational and entrepreneurial activities as part of the action week. Companies have the opportunity here to find out about current financing and funding opportunities.
The orientation advice offered is not legal advice. It is free of charge, neutral and confidential. Due to the current corona pandemic, it is provided via video or audio transmission. Anyone wishing to receive advice should have a PC/laptop with microphone and speakers, a video camera is not necessary.

Secure your "VIP" ticket today and arrange a consultation appointment:
On the subject of property right strategies:
Patent and Standards Center Aachen, RWTH Aachen University
Phone 0241/8094480, e-mail

About financing and funding opportunities:
Aachen Society for Innovation and Technology Transfer /
Daniela Pollin, telephone 0241/963-1028, e-mail