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On 18 April at 10:00, the EUIPO - European Union Intellectual Property Office will hold a webinar to explain the 2nd launch of the SME Fund 2023 edition, which includes vouchers for the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) to help plant breeders.

The Ideas Powered for business SME Fund is a grant scheme designed to help EU small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) protect their intellectual property (IP) rights. The SME fund is a European Commission initiative implemented by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and will run from 23 January 2023 to 8 December 2023.

The fund offers financial support to SMEs established in the European Union. The application can be submitted by an owner, an employee, or an authorised external representative acting on their behalf. Grants are awarded to the SME and the reimbursement is always transferred directly to the SME bank account.

Thanks to voucher number 4 of the SME Fund, Community Plant Variety Rights applicants will be able to save 225€ on the application fee.

You can find more information and the link to the webinar here.