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. This fund provides vouchers for intellectual property protection to small and medium-sized enterprises within the EU. 

For the first time, the SME Fund also helps SMEs to apply for protection with the Community Plant Variety Office, with the aim of stimulating innovation, development, and investment in this sector.  

To learn more about the mechanism, watch this short videos in French, Spanish, and Italian below. Additionally, dedicated webinars will be hosted on Teams:

Limited funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here to register for the webinars

  • 19 September at 10h in Italian. 
  • 19 September at 14h in French. 
  • 20 September at 10h in Spanish.
  • 27 September at 10h in German.

And if you have any other questions you can consult our website with all the information or send an email to smefund [at] cpvo [dot] europa [dot] eu.


Italian video

French video

Spanish video

German video