Public Funding

SME Fund 2023

European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)


The Ideas Powered for business SME Fund is a grant scheme designed to help EU small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) intellectual property (IP) rights. The SME Fund is a European Commission initiative implemented by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and will run from 23 January 2023 to 8 December 2023.

Calling for

The SME Fund offers financial support to SMEs established in the European Union. The application can be filed by an owner, an employee, or an authorised representative of an EU SME acting on its behalf. Grants are always transferred directly to SMEs.

What you will get

The SME fund is a reimbursement programme that issues vouchers that can be used to partly cover the fees for the selected activities. There are two types of vouchers available depending on the activity concerned:

Voucher 1: €630 – to cover the cost of IP pre-diagnostic services (IP Scan)

Voucher 2: €1000 – to use for trade mark & design eligible fees.

More information and application HERE.

Deadline for Applications: 2023-12-08