Support for high-growth technology businesses
High-growth technology businesses are typically small and medium-sized enterprises or start-ups that bring innovation, employment and productivity to traditional as well as new industry sectors. These businesses are a major driver of Europe's economic growth, and key to addressing its current challenges, from digital transformation to health and sustainable development. Patents and other intellectual property (IP) rights help them to foster innovative solutions by encouraging and rewarding investment in new products and services.
The EPO has established a high-growth technology business initiative in co-operation with the Licensing Executives Society International. It is designed to encourage business decision-makers in the high-tech field to engage with IP to create value and to train IP professionals in business-focused IP management systems.
The High-growth technology business forum focuses on technology licensing, business financing and business development for mergers and acquisitions.
For other stakeholders of the innovation ecosystem
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For IP professionals
Learn how to implement business-relevant IP management components in your organisation.
For business decision-makers
Learn how to add value to your company with a proper IP Strategy
Materials and publications
Discover more high-growth technology businesses.
The following web pages shed light on the challenges that high-growth technology businesses face when commercialising their technologies and scaling up. They include practical advice and references to relevant material.
More on the support for high-growth technology businesses in these excerpts from the book series “Winning with IP”, including a contribution from EPO’s experts (January 2022):