The Ideas Powered for business website strategic project brings together two main partners, whose role is to help EU SMEs achieve their business goals by protecting their intellectual property (IP) assets.
Ideas Powered for business is a supportive network of key organisations close to European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The network stimulates and reinforces behavioural change towards IP, innovation and growth. It also plays a key role in disseminating information about initiatives relevant to SMEs. Among others, the network is linked to the following fields: funding and investment, business/trade facilitation, education and knowledge exchange, policy development facilitation, User Associations.
4iP Council is a European research council dedicated to developing high quality academic insight and empirical evidence on topics related to intellectual property and innovation.
4iP Council
Accountancy Europe unites 50 professional organisations from 35 countries that represent 1 million qualified accountants, auditors and advisors.
Early Warning Europe is a network organisation that has cooperated on establishing Early Warning mechanisms in Poland, Spain, Italy and Greece, providing support to 3500 companies in distress in 2017-2019. With our assistance, six new countries are in the process of building and launching national Early Warning mechanisms, namely Croatia, Finland, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxembourg and Slovenia.
EBAN is the pan-European representative for the early stage investor community gathering over 150 member organizations in more than 50 countries today.
The European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for small and medium-sized enterprises (EFAA for SMEs) is an umbrella organisation for national accountants and auditors’ organisations whose individual members provide professional services primarily to SMEs within the European Union and Europe as a whole. It was founded in 1994.
EFIC is the voice of the furniture industries in Europe. Founded in 2006 by seven national federations representing furniture producers, EFIC now represents more than the 70% of the total turnover of the industry. Our members come from national federations and single companies. We collaborate with many partners.
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is an independent EU body. We increase Europe’s ability to innovate by nurturing entrepreneurial talent and supporting new ideas. EIT´s vision is to become the leading European initiative that empowers innovators and entrepreneurs to develop world-class solutions to societal challenges and creates growth and skilled jobs.
SummaryFounded in 1992, the European Association of Development Agencies (EURADA) gathers professionals working on economic development across Europe. EURADA represents development agencies before the European Union institutions. The association facilitates the cooperation among regional economic development practitioners. They can network, plan common EU projects, cooperate, advocate, and participate at European level. EURADA serves as international well-established facility to connect development agencies with each other, with Europe, and with the opportunities Europe has to offer.
Eurid´s vision is to support the European Digital Single Market by actively working to ensure a trustworthy .eu environment and to enable online multilingualism.
EUROCHAMBRES is the Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry. Established in 1958 as a direct response to the creation of the European Economic Community. EUROCHAMBRES acts as the eyes, ears and voice of the Chambers and business community.
EUROCROWD, registered as the European Crowdfunding Network AISBL (ECN) in 2013 in Belgium, is an independent, professional business network promoting adequate transparency, regulation and governance in digital finance while offering a combined voice in policy discussion and public opinion building. We execute initiatives aimed at innovating, representing, promoting and protecting the European crowdfunding industry as a key aspect of innovation within alternative finance and financial technology, including crypto assets and distributed ledger technologies.
Eurojuris International is a leading international network of law firms in Europe and beyond offering global connections for legal assistance. The Eurojuris International network covers around 50 countries, providing access to 5 000 lawyers worldwide. Eurojuris International members are independent, trusted law firms offering expert legal advice and local representation to individual and business clients, including SMEs.
The European Business and Innovation Centre Network (EBN) is the leading pan-European association of business support organisations. EBN connects a global partner network of executives, industry leaders and best-of-class innovators of all kinds. Enabling you to achieve sustainable growth for your business support organisation, strengthen your position in the region and beyond, and realise certified recognition as a valuable contributor to the ever-evolving innovation ecosystem.
The European DIGITAL SME Alliance is the largest network of ICT small and medium enterprises in Europe, representing more than 45,000 enterprises in total. The Alliance is the joint effort of 30 national and regional SME associations from EU member states and neighbouring countries to put digital SME at the centre of the EU agenda.
European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME (Confédération Européenne des Associations de Petites et Moyennes Entreprises) is the largest confederation of voluntarily associated small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It is a Brussels-based business federation which currently counts 25 European associations among its members, with more than 2.1 million enterprises, employing over 20 million people. It maintains relationships with 15 partner associations in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
A first-line intellectual property (IP) service providing free-of-charge support to help European SMEs and beneficiaries of EU-funded research projects manage their IP in the context of transnational business or EU research and innovation programmes. The European IP Helpdesk supports European SMEs and research teams involved in cross-border business and/or EU-funded research activities manage, disseminate and valorise their IP. Offering a broad range of informative material, a Helpline service for direct IP support as well as on-site and online training, our main goal is to support IP capacity building along the full scale of IP practices: from awareness to strategic use and successful exploitation.
The European Major Exhibition Centres Association EMECA unites 23 leading exhibition venues in Europe, many of which are also exhibition and event organisers.
ESN unifies national start-up associations to create a common voice for European start-ups so that more can start, scale, and succeed in Europe.
The International Network for Small and Medium Enterprises – INSME is a legally recognised not-for-profit association working under the auspices of the OECD – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Invest Europe is the world’s largest association of private capital providers. We represent Europe’s private equity, venture capital and infrastructure investment firms, as well as their investors, including some of Europe’s largest pension funds and insurers. Our aim is to promote a better understanding of private equity that enables our members to invest capital and expertise into improving businesses and generating returns for investors, free from unnecessary regulation and constraints. Invest Europe’s members take a long-term approach to investing in privately-held companies, from start-ups to established firms. They inject not only capital but dynamism, innovation and expertise. This commitment helps create healthy and sustainable companies across Europe, securing millions of jobs and delivering strong returns for leading pension funds and insurers whose members depend on them for their retirements.
SMEunited, formerly known as UEAPME, is the association of crafts and small and medium-sized enterpreises (SMEs) in Europe with around 70 member organisations from over 30 European countries. SMEunited is a recognised employers’ organisation and European Social Partner and acts on behalf of crafts and SMEs in the European Social Dialogue and in discussions with the EU institutions.
UFI is the global association of the world’s leading tradeshow organisers and fairground owners, as well as the major national and international exhibition associations, and selected partners of the exhibition industry.