Technology and Innovation Support Centers for SMEs

To support innovators in accessing, analyzing and using patent information, WIPO is fostering the development of Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs) in developing countries and countries in transition. TISCs are located in a variety of institutions, including patent offices, universities, research centers, and science and technology parks. They provide researchers, inventors and entrepreneurs with local access to patent information and innovation support services.

TISC Webinars

4 ways in which WIPO's TISCs support SMEs

TISCs offer a range of services that can benefit SMEs at various stages of the innovation process:

1. Research and development

2. IP creation

3. Product and service design

4. Value creation

More on WIPO's TISCs program

WIPO's TISCs program also provides digital platforms and tools to reinforce technology and innovation support services and facilitate networking among TISCs:

WIPO INSPIRE: A collection of reports on patent databases and their features. Get clear, accurate and unbiased information and find out which patent database is best for you.

Patent Register Portal: Your gateway to online patent registers and gazettes and to legal-status-related information from over 200 jurisdictions and patent information collections.

eTISC: A social platform for the TISC community and IP users to interact with each other and share knowledge and ideas.