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European Innovation Council
News article27 October 20231 min read

The EIC collaboration with the European Patent Office

The EIC delegation visited the European Patent Office to discuss their cooperation activities to date and how they could further support the key focus areas identified previously. These include sharing insights on the EU’s technological competitiveness through patent trend analysis and mapping, education and training activities for EIC staff, and supporting the EIC in identifying high potential projects.   

Michiel Scheffer, the EIC Board President, participated in the panel on “Boosting start-ups with intellectual property.” Watch his summary of the visit.


  • Letter of intent between the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency and the European Patent Office.


Publication date
27 October 2023