Despite calls for regulation, White House will move ‘one step at a time’ with the focus on domestic policy – plus a meeting with Google, Microsoft and other US execs for a ‘frank discussion’ on the risks of the technology
With violations on the rise, the European Parliament is pressing for EU-level regulation to protect academic freedom. Some research policy experts are not convinced, others think it is needed to stem the rising tide of violations
Commission says changes will make the current system for standard essential patents more transparent, preventing lengthy disputes, but critics say the proposal could delay licence negotiations and royalty payments
Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) project iConsensus draws on the agility and specialist knowledge of SMEs and the know-how of academic experts to make biological drug development faster, cheaper and more efficient.
A three-year pilot programme designed to lay the ground for the EU’s first move into funding defence R&D did not fulfil its purpose. A more strategic approach is needed to ensure research is translated into new defence technologies