LEADERSHIP4SMEs, targets SMEs and start-ups developing disruptive technologies, that are (or can be) protected through IPR. It aims to support them to integrate IPR in their business growth strategy and leverage it to access public and private funding, as well as business opportunities.
The project established a community on the Venture Development Platform, that already brings together more than 500 high potential SMEs and start-ups. From the overall community, 15 start-ups and 15 SMEs with the potential to become success stories habe been selected through 2 calls for applications and are supported individually by a team of IPR, technology transfer, business development and funding experts. More generally, the community members have free access to a set of tools including webinars and collective services allowing to enhance their development and network through a community of investors and business partners.