Technical standard-setting is painstaking but necessary. But is it possible to devise a more flexible, dynamic system for agreeing standards to keep pace with changing technologies? A panel, organised by the Science|Business Innovation Board, discussed this at the Innovation Convention 2014
Renewal fees could make or break the unitary patent. And companies are worried a single patent court could prompt a deluge of patent infringement suits by “patent trolls.” But top EU officials insist the new system will actually help European inventors – while keeping trolls at bay.
The winners of the 5th annual Academic Enterprise Awards have been announced at a conference that brought together Europe's innovation leaders to discuss the importance of research, innovation and entrepreneurship
Europe needs to apply its world-leading science to create a resource-efficient economy. Banning landfills could be one route to inspiring innovation, pulling in investment and changing waste into new raw materials, says Commissioner Potočnik