EU - Webinar: IP in Business collaborations for SMEs and Start-ups 2024-03-01

Unlocking Business Success: The Crucial Role of Intellectual Property in Collaborations
In the dynamic business landscape, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and startups often face limited capacities, making collaboration a vital strategy for achieving goals beyond individual capabilities. Intellectual Property (IP) and open science are crucial in fostering successful business cooperation.
Collaboration is a symbiotic relationship that revolves around a "give and take" philosophy. SMEs and startups, recognising their limitations, engage in partnerships to share physical and intellectual assets, jointly explore new markets, and collaboratively develop innovations for mutual benefit. However, the success of such collaborations hinges on effective strategies for managing, protecting, and leveraging the outcomes – enter Intellectual Property.
Intellectual Property serves as the key to ensuring that collaborative efforts yield sustainable and profitable results. Whether it be joint ventures, research partnerships, or market expansions, a comprehensive understanding of IP issues is paramount. This is where the upcoming webinar steps in to shed light on the key considerations in the realm of business collaborations, with a special focus on SMEs and startups.
For these smaller entities, navigating the intricacies of IP in collaborations is essential for utilizing intellectual assets strategically. The webinar aims to equip participants with insights into managing IP issues, safeguarding innovations, and leveraging them as strategic tools. By doing so, businesses can not only maintain competitiveness but also foster growth and expansion.

The session will delve into various aspects of IP, addressing questions such as: How can SMEs protect their innovations in collaborative ventures? What strategies should startups employ to manage shared intellectual assets effectively? How can businesses navigate the balance between collaboration and the protection of individual interests?

As the global business landscape evolves, the ability to harness the power of intellectual assets becomes a critical differentiator.
This webinar provides a unique opportunity for SMEs and startups to gain a competitive edge by understanding and mastering the nuances of Intellectual Property in collaborative ventures. 

Through this webinar, participants will gain practical insights, enabling them to navigate the intricate terrain of IP in business collaborations, ultimately propelling their ventures towards success in an increasingly interconnected and competitive business world. The webinar is organized by the EU IP Helpdesk. It will be held on 30.04.2024 starting at 10.30. 
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Tamara Besednjak Valič

Faculty Of Information Studies In Novo Mesto



Virág Szuák

Pannon Business Network Association