High-growth technology businesses are typically small and medium-sized enterprises or startups that succeed in bringing 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 rights help them to foster innovative solutions by encouraging and rewarding investment in new products and services.
A special issue of les Nouvelles, journal of the Licensing Executives Society International, highlights the strategic use of IP by high-growth technology businesses for commercialization of their innovations and technologies.
The material on the following web pages sheds light on the challenges that these businesses face when commercializing their technologies and scaling up. They include practical advice and further sources of relevant material.