Monthly Archives: May 2012

EPO’s 2011 STATISTICS NOW AVAILABLE

2011 was a record year at the EPO with almost 250 000 patent filings, the highest number ever in its 34-year history. In global terms, the demand for patent protection is on the rise (4% increase in filings in 2011 … Continue reading

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OPEN CALL FOR SPACE TECHNOLOGY RELATED DEMONSTRATOR PROJECTS

The NTTI/Belgian Space Technology Platform (BSTTP) is a consortium of four entities (SIRRIS, CSL, HB  and CREACTION as coordinator) appointed by ESA TTPO to implement the space technology transfer programme in Belgium. The consortium has just published an open call … Continue reading

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SERVICE INNOVATION – CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST TO SELECT SIX MODEL DEMONSTRATOR REGIONS

The Support for Industrial Innovation Unit at DG Enterprise of the European Commission invites regional organisations to take advantage, free of charge, of new types of advisory support services offered by the forthcoming European Service Innovation Centre in view of … Continue reading

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2012 MILLENNIUM TECHNOLOGY PRIZE LAUREATES NAMED

Technology Academy Finland has named two leading innovators – Linus Torvalds and Dr Shinya Yamanaka – as laureates of the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize whose prize money exceeds EUR 1 million. The winner of the Grand Prize will be announced … Continue reading

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2012 U.S. GLOBAL PATENT & TRENDS INDICATOR PUBLISHED

Now in its third year, inovia’s U.S. Global Patent & IP Trends Indicator has become an acclaimed resource for identifying the trends having the greatest impact on the foreign filing strategies of U.S. patentees. Among the key findings of this … Continue reading

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