COSME Call 2018 - Intellectual property (IP) prediagnostic and improving access to patent protection for innovative eu SMEs COS-IP-2017-2-03 Closed!


The overall objective of this call for proposals is to facilitate and promote the use of intellectual property by innovative European SMEs, by allowing a selected number of innovative European SMEs to benefit from one or more support actions.

The specific objective of this call for proposals is to ensure the provision of administrative and reimbursement services that are necessary in relation to the implementation of the support actions to be offered to the companies


The activities to be carried have to cover the six areas listed below:

  1. Setting up a Coordination Centre
  2. The website
  3. Publishing, coordinating and managing the calls for applications
  4. Action impact measurement
  5. Management, quality control and evaluation
  6. Reporting

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 4,30 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 04 September 2018 - 3 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry

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