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Non FP6 specific support services

Other support services provide additional help and guidance on EU funded research and innovation related issues.

:: IPR HelpDesk - Intellectual Property Rights
To assist potential and current contractors taking part in Community funded research and development projects with IPR issues. The Helpdesk offers two main services: an informative website open to all interested parties, and a free legal Helpline aimed at participants in EU-funded research under the Framework Programmes.

:: Gate2Growth Initiative
Unique portal, bringing together a community of entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, and several networks supported by the European Commission that provides information and guidance on innovation financing sources and helps to locate professional expertise in innovation financing issues.

:: IRCs - Innovation Relay Centres
Network of centres in the European Union and beyond providing local help to promote technology partnerships and transfer. The goal of the IRC network is to promote innovation, to encourage exchange of research results between organisations across Europe, and to provide advice, consulting and training support which meets the specific needs of each company and their local industrial situation.

:: EICs - Euro Info Centres
As an interface between European institutions and the local companies, the EICs provide information, advice and assistance to small and medium-sized enterprises in all Community matters.

:: BICs - Business Innovation Centres
Regional structure of support to innovative SMEs and entrepreneurs which plays an important role in the development of regional economies throughout Europe. The network ensures an A to Z range of assistance to new and existing SMEs : promotion, detection, selection, strategic support and post launch follow-up.