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SMEs and innovation at the EU Digital Festival – Mi.Mu Gloves
Investment capital, intensive R&D, good business partners, education, equality, appropriate government regulation (including intellectual property protection), and perhaps most of all great innovative ideas, were among the issues that start-ups and other small and medium sized companies (SMEs) discussed with Ideas Matter at the recent EU Digital Festival in Brussels as key issues for the success of their innovations and companies.
Wine and spirits sectors depend on IP
Trademarks, geographical indications, and other intellectual property protections are used ‘intensively’ in the wine and spirits sectors in Europe, and have helped these sectors achieve annual production of nearly €50 billion, and employment of nearly 275,000 persons at 16,400 companies across Europe – mostly small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
European Young People Explore Intellectual Property
More than sixty young people from across the 28 EU member states met recently at EUIPO in Alicante to discuss creative ways to communicate the importance of intellectual property and its respect by youth in Europe. Artists, entrepreneurs, bloggers, gamers, youth association representatives, and students engaged in enthusiastic discussions at the two-day IP Youth workshop, entitled Empowering Youth in IP.
Intellectual Property Goes 'Fourth'
As the Americans celebrate their 4th of July Independence Day today, a number of the celebrations, products and other festivities they are enjoying have been innovated with the help of patents and other intellectual property rights.
Getting to the Digital Future: Education, Gender Equality, Support for Innovation, IP
“Europe and the world are at the beginning of an industrial revolution, through innovations in data, cloud computing, blockchain, and virtual reality, much of this driven by software,” said Victoria Espinel, President and CEO of BSA, The Software Alliance at this month’s Digital Festival in Brussels. Espinel emphasised that this digital future will depend on education, equality, intellectual property and other government and private-sector support for innovation.