EPO reports patent surge in digital sector

EPO reports patent surge in digital sector

European patent filings increased by 4 per cent in 2019, driven by a surge in digital communications technologies, according to the latest data from the European Patent Office (EPO).

EPO received more than 181,000 patent applications in 2019, the highest number ever. The number of patent filings in digital communication increased by 19.6 per cent compared to 2018, a faster rate of  growth than in any other sector.

Crowdhelix launches open access match-making platform for COVID-19 researchers – for a faster solution

The UK-based innovation network, in partnership with media company Science|Business, creates a free online “space” for COVID-19 researchers to find one another across the globe, and team up to find treatments and the funding to support their work

26 Mar 2020



Who will get hired in the AI age?

The kinds of skills needed to make artificial intelligence work in the real economy may be closer to plumbing than rocket science, say experts at Science|Business roundtable

12 Mar 2020

Going global: connecting the clouds

As the globalisation of research proceeds apace, the nascent European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) will need to be connected with similar initiatives elsewhere in the world. This paper explores how open science is developing around the world and the ramifications for EOSC and research in Europe.

27 Feb 2020