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Submitted by GenSecInd2 on 19 Jul 2013

IP Marketplace is an online display window where you can look for trading partners and other kinds of partnership. IP Marketplace is free of charge for both buyers and sellers.

At IP Marketplace you can put your patents, patent applications, utility models, design and trademarks –so called IP rights –up for sale or out-licensing. You can also use IP Marketplace when searching for IP rights to buy or in-license, or when you are looking for partners for innovation projects that builds on patentable knowledge.

IP Marketplace has existed since 2007.

Submitted by GenSecInd2 on 9 Apr 2013

As a newcomer to the Japanese or Korean market, how can a company raise the visibility of its brand in these two countries, identify distributors and importers or discover current and future trends? Since its start in 1994, the EU Gateway Programme has been helping European companies to do just that. Funded by the European Union, EU Gateway organises five-day business missions to Japan and Korea in high technology and design sectors.

Submitted by GenSecInd2 on 30 Jul 2012

This Guide outlines the provisions relevant to the filing of European patent applications, offering practical advice to smooth the way to a European patent. It cannot, however, go into the details or specific issues of the European patent grant procedure, and it does not constitute an official commentary on the European Patent Convention (EPC).

Submitted by GenSecInd2 on 27 Jun 2012

The objective of this fact sheet is to introduce you to trademark searching using the most relevant databases at the European and International level.

Submitted by GenSecInd2 on 14 May 2012

The European Commission's new edition of its 'Practical Guide to EU Funding Opportunities for Research and Innovation' contains valuable and clear information about European Union research and innovation funding opportunities available to the 16 European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument countries (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Syria, Tunisia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, Russia).

Submitted by GenSecInd2 on 2 Apr 2012

WCM is an intensive 5-day training mission in Japan about improvement of productivity, assisting executives from EU manufacturing companies to acquire a better understanding of how Japanese companies continually eliminate costs from their manufacturing. This mission will provide participants with an ideal opportunity to visit some of the world's most advanced Japanese plants to understand the real “Gemba”, (i.e. the production site), to talk directly with their production managers, and to observe how manufacturing methods are implemented effectively.

Submitted by GenSecInd2 on 30 Mar 2012

The EU SME Centre in Beijing, China, is a project funded by the European Union, that provides a comprehensive range of hands-on support services to European Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), assisting them to establish, develop and maintain commercial activities in the Chinese market.

Submitted by HEPO1 on 20 Feb 2012

In order to export we must first create our product or better still a range of products. A well-designed product should meet three conditions as follows:

Submitted by MinDevGR1 on 14 Feb 2011

A business plan includes both text and several economic tables. The text is the main corpus of a business plan and includes more than 150 questions in different sections. You can elaborate sections in random order except for the executive summary which must be last. You can skip the questions that do not concern the type of your business.

In case you need help with your business plan, don’t hesitate to contact the Greek Centre of Volunteer Managers (KEMEL) at

Submitted by MinDevGR1 on 14 Feb 2011

Several tools are provided in xls or pdf form that will help you in making your own business plan (files in Greek).

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