EIRMA Bulletin

EPO High-Growth Technology Business Forums 2022


EIRMA supports EPO hosted events!


Learning from global leaders on how to leverage IP to grow high-tech businesses

Join the High-growth technology business forums

The High-growth technology business (HTB) forums will present and elaborate on insightful live case studies of intellectual property (IP) strategies adopted by innovative enterprises, with a focus on SMEs and start-ups. In each of the forums, a global expert panel will guide the audience through the success story presented, take an in-depth look into how intellectual assets support the business case and provide takeaways for practical implementation.

The series of one-hour online events has been designed by the EPO (European Patent Office) and LESI (Licensing Executives Society International) to meet the needs of business decision-makers, venture capital investors and IP professionals in small and medium-sized enterprises. The forums will be held in a lively one-hour live-case study presentation format, plus an optional one-hour meet-the-speakers session.

The forums will take place online on the following dates:

  • Growth-financing15 March, 17.00-19.00 hrs (CET)

  • Case study: Alessio Lorusso, CEO & Founder at Roboze (Italy)
  • Industry: Additive manufacturing (3D printing)
  • Panel chaired by Willem Bulthuis, Founder and CEO, Corporate Ventures Advisory GmbH (Germany)


  • Build-to-sell: 24 March, 17.00-19.00 hrs (CET)
  • Case study: Deeanne Akerson, Co-founder and CEO of Kindred Bravely (USA)
  • Industry: Retail
  • Panel chaired by Juergen Graner, Founder and CEO, Globalator (USA)

For more information on the agenda and the speakers, and to register free of charge for the forums, please visit Event Growth-financing and Event Build-to-sell.

Become a member of the HTB community to stay updated on information relevant to decision-makers and IP professionals in high-growth technology businesses by following www.linkedin.com/company/htbcommunity.


EIRMA Annual Conference 2020 postponed



Dear EIRMA members,

Amid the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic restrictions, EIRMA’s Annual Conference 2020, initially set to May 13-14 in Prague, is compelled to be postpone to the next fall (exact date to be determined), also in Prague.
In full coordination with the President, EIRMA will continue monitoring the situation in order to set an appropriate date for the event and communicate to all of you accordingly.
We look forward to hosting you, once the pandemic outbreak is over and we all can operate orderly again. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for additional information you may require.
Meanwhile, we wish you all good health and keep safe during those extraordinary times.

The EIRMA Team

Next European CTOs of the Year


Next European CTOs Award of the Year

Press release here

Managing Uncertainties Task Force


Managing Uncertainties Task Force

EIRMA announces the instalment of a temporary MULTIDICIPLINARY “MANAGING UNCERTAINTIES” TASK FORCE for the period of Covid-19 pandemic restrictions.

This special EIRMA “MANAGING UNCERTAINTIES” TASK FORCE will prepare relevant activities and webinars in reference to the current Industrial Research & Innovation concerns raised by EIRMA members - to handle the market challenges amid Covid-19 impact:

  • Managing under Financial constraint
  • Handling the Human Factor
  • Collaboration and Opportunities in the Industrial ecosystem
  • Possible Exit strategies after the crisis

The TASK FORCE includes:

  • Alex Nussem (Chairman) - SG EIRMA
  • Monica Schofield - Chair Responsible Innovation TaskForce
  • Nicolas Dubuc - Chairman Special Interest Group on  Knowledge Management 
  • Michael Kolk - Chairman Special Interest Group on Digitalisation
  • Werner Froehling - Chairman Special Interest Group on Intellectual Asset Management

Please follow our communication platforms (website, Linkedin, Twitter) for the upcoming REMOTE programs and events.