IPMED
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IP Capacities for Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth in the MEDiterranean Region

About the project

A solid bond between Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), research and innovation constitutes a fundamental pillar for knowledge-based societies. Crucial for the development and competitiveness of start-ups, micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and entrepreneurs, IPR is, however, the element of the axis most often unknown or overlooked by these groups in business decision-making both in Europe and beyond. Recent studies on firm competitiveness and economic performance highlight that only 9% of SMEs make use of IPR in Europe (against 40% of large companies). Yet small firms owning IPR perform better than those that do not (increased reputation, strengthening of long-term business prospects and increased turnover). In the Euro-Mediterranean area, changing this pattern of low interest/access to IPR is critical to help regions of both shores of the basin achieve smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. IPMED intends to contribute to that change by helping local authorities understand how they can better support entrepreneurs in accessing, using and optimizing the growth potential of IPR, and enhancing the IPR of young entrepreneurs.

Key information

IPMED
IP Capacities for Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth in the MEDiterranean Region
A.1 Business and SMEs development
A.1.1 Start-ups and recently established enterprises
Jordan, Greece, Italy, Spain, Tunisia

Financial data

1.1 million
Total budget
1 million
EU contribution
%
10%
Project co-financing

Highlights

Project in numbers

5
Partners
5
Countries
8
Technical outputs

Project duration

Start date
End date

Partnership

News

Events

Library

Project outputs

Documents

Videos

What will be improved?

The impact of IPMED will be twofold: increased capacity of public authorities & innovation brokers to facilitate access of innovative start-ups, youths and women entrepreneurs to IPR and commercialisation schemes, and improved capacities of start-ups, youths and women entrepreneurs for efficient and fruitful IP management. As a result, Mediterranean MSMEs will become more competitive and able to engage in technology transfer, collaborative research and innovation activities at the local, national and transnational levels.

Who will benefit?

  • 200 young and women entrepreneurs and 40 MSMEs 
  • 100 staff from chambers of commerce, innovation agencies, ministries, IP offices and innovation brokers 
     

Expected achievements

  • 1,000 people involved in training sessions on IPR use and management
  • 3 cross-border study visits carried out 
  • 1 virtual library highlighting good practices in IPR
  • 450 personalised IP and innovation related services provided to start-ups, young and women entrepreneurs
  • 8 policy reviews aiming at aligning IP laws, regulations and practices in the participating countries with international best practices
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Jordan: IPMED creates synergies with other EU-funded projects that support creative ideas

"IPMED project can play a crucial role in enabling job creation from innovation and creativity of young entrepreneurs in Jordan and the region,” said EU Ambassador to Jor…

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Jordan Enterprise Development Corporation (JEDCO) is looking for a Media Consultant to support IPMED project

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic media consultant to join our creative team. He/ She will be responsible for creating medi…

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Jordan Enterprise Development Corporation (JEDCO) is looking for a field officer to support IPMED project

We are looking for an organized and self-motivated field officer, he/she will be responsible for providing administrative support to our off…

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Supporting innovative SMEs in the Mediterranean: IPMED in Italy took part in event with 2 other ENI CBC MED projects

The speakers had the chance to find common ground during the round table, paving the way for further interactions in the framework of Intell…

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IPMED in Italy: 24 Entrepreneurs from Liguria got aware of how to defend their business ideas

Through this session, young and women entrepreneurs learnt about how to access Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), and defend their business ideas.

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IPMED in Italy: 12 participants representing Liguria entrepreneurs got aware of Intellectual Property Rights

The 3rd awareness session which took place on Friday 16th July 2021 focused on "The Protection of a Brand".

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IPMED promotes Intellectual Property rights to entrepreneurs in the sustainable economy sector

The Jordan Enterprise Development Corporation (JEDCO), IPMED lead beneficiary participated in the Open Day of MYSEA and U-SOLVE offering IPR…

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IPMED in Greece: 24 participants representing SMEs and entrepreneurs got aware of Intellectual Property Rights

The awareness session held on 22nd June 2021 enabled participants to learn about how to access IPR, enhance commercialization and strengthen…

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IPMED and the University of Jordan work together to support innovators in intellectual property rights

A meeting was held between IPMED team and the University of Jordan to see how they can best support innovators through technical assistance …

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IPMED cooperates with MEDGAIMS in Jordan to support SMEs in gamification sector with Intellectual Properties Rights

The two ENI CBC MED projects met to increase Intellectual Properties Rights (IPR) capacities of innovative SMEs especially in the field of g…

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Jordan: 60 participants representing SMEs and entrepreneurs got aware of IPMED services

The Jordan Enterprise Development Corporation (JEDCO) in cooperation with Amman Chamber of Industry and "Made in Jordan Campaign " conducted an awareness session abo…

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Jordan: IPMED project to provide free Intellectual Property services to entrepreneurs and SMEs

The Jordan Enterprise Development Corporation and "Baianat " IP Group signed a memorandum of understanding in the framework of the…

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IPMED: 35 entrepreneurs from Jordan Computer Association participated in an awareness session on Intellectual Property

The sessions aimed at raising awarness on the importance of intellectual property rights for businesses in an increasingly knowledge-driven …

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Jordan: IPMED project explores cooperation with Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supply

A meeting was organised at the beginning of April to discuss how to enhance support to entrepreneurship and SMEs through boosting Intellectual Properties Rights.

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Jordan: IPMED project holds awareness session on Intellectual Property Rights

The event, which gathered 44 professors of the Al-Yarmouk University, focused on the Jordanian Protection Industrial Property Law.

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Second risk committee meeting highlights priorities for IPMED project

Consequences of COVID-19 pandemic on the project implementation and ways to mitigate them were the main issues discussed during second IPMED risk committee meeting.

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Greece : 39 among Entrepreneurs and SMEs attend IPMED webinar to strengthen Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and Commercialization

An IPMED awareness session was held on Monday, 22nd February 2021 virtually by Thessaloniki Chamber of Co…

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Jordan: the IPMED project is looking for an administrative assistant

The Jordan Enterprise Development Corporation is looking for an administrative assistant to support the implementation of the IPMED project.

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Italy: second awareness session of the IPMED project on Intellectual Property Rights

20 participants representing start-ups MSMEs, young and women entrepreneurs, attended the online session.

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Greece: second IPMED awarness session on Intellectual Property Rights

The objective of the sesison was to facilitate access to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), enhance commercialization, and strengthen IPR-related knowledge and awareness.

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Greece: Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry held the first IPMED awareness session virtually

The first IPMED awareness session was held virtually last week by Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Greek partner of the pr…

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Jordan: 90 among SMEs and entrepreneurs attend IPMED webinar on Intellectual Property Rights

Mr. Bashar Al Zoubi, the CEO of the Jordan Enterprise Development Corporation, said that "in the increasingly knowledge driven economy, Intellectual Property is a key con…

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IPMED conducted its first risk committee meeting

The risk committee for IPMED project held its first virtual meeting to assess the risks the project is likely to face, and to determine the priority actionss, and accordingly evaluate, analyze and monitor the p…

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Jordan Enterprise Development Corporation (JEDCO) is looking for an external auditor to support IPMED project

Jordan Enterprise Development Corporation, the Jordanian lead beneficiary of the IPMED project, is looking for an external auditor.

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IPMED: online survey on intellectual property rights

The survey aims at understanding the practices and needs concerning Intellectual Property Rights in Mediterranean SMES, start-ups, and among young and women entrepreneurs.

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14 February 2020
IPMED: strengthening innovation, awareness on intellectual property rights

The project intends to grant intellectual property rights access to 1,000 young men and women in the Mediterranean area.