Benefits & Conditions

The INSME Association includes the following typologies of Members:

  • Strategic & Sustaining Members – Members who sustain the Association in all or partial activities through the donation of a higher annual fee in accordance with the INSME Board.
  • Full Members – Members who participate in the activities of the Association and pay the annual membership fee determined by the INSME Board.
  • Observer Members – An observership can be granted only once and for one calendar year per organization; after this period of approaching the network and its activities, the candidates may decide whether to resign or become full members.
  • Honorary Members – This type of membership is awarded to International Intergovernmental Organisations, who are distinguished, nationally or internationally, for carrying out activities closely connected or complementary to the objectives of the Association. The selection of candidates among appropriate entities and their appointment for this honour is the competence of the Board.

All fees are considered to be paid per calendar year. As foreseen by the Statute after September 30th, the fee covers also the upcoming year.

Individual SMEs cannot apply for membership in the INSME Association, but they remain indirect beneficiaries of its activities.

 

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEES
Membership category For Profit Organisations Public Bodies Non profit Organisations Intern’l Intergov. Organisations
Strategic Member € 10.000  € 10.000 € 10.000  
Sustaining Member € 5.000   € 5.000  
Full Member € 1.800 € 5.000 € 1.000 Honorary Members*
Observer Member** € 500 € 500 € 500  

*This type of membership is awarded to International Intergovernmental Organizations, who are distinguished, nationally or internationally, for carrying out activities closely connected or complementary to the objectives of the Association. The selection of candidates among appropriate entities and their appointment for this high honor is the competence of the INSME Board.
**An observership can be granted only once and for one calendar year per organization; after this period of approaching the network and its activities, the candidates may decide whether to resign or become full members.

BENEFITS AND SERVICES FOR EACH MEMBERSHIP TYPOLOGY
  Strategic Sustaining Full Observer
Participation to the INSME Annual Meetings for free
Training opportunities during the Annual Meeting  
Voting rights in the INSME General Assembly  
Eligibility to the INSME’s Board  
Access to conferences’ presentations and contacts  
Access to INSMEAcademy webinars  
Possibility to hold an INSMEAcademy webinar
Dissemination activities1 (INSMEnews, INSMEblog, etc.)
Scouting of funding and matchmaking opportunities  
Participation in joint projects as INSME partner  
Advisoring and mentoring by INSME experts      
Access to Expert portfolio
Targeted INSME Alert Service2 and INSME Insights3  
Organisation’s logo in all INSME materials (co-branding)    
Possibility to propose a speaker during the Annual Meeting    
Co-editing of INSME publications    
Media communication (interviews and follow up notes)    
International Training during the Annual Meeting    

1. Dissemination service reaching out 20.000+ relevant innovation stakeholders worldwide.
2. Customized information on topics of interest of the single member.
3. Brief papers on good practices from across the world.