As of 10 July 2014 Association Agreements have been concluded and/or signed with Iceland, Norway, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegowina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Israel and Moldova.
This fact sheet provides an excellent overview about the different forms of Intellectual Property (IP) that can be relevant in biotechnology and focuses more specifically on patents. Moreover, the role of biotechnology in innovation in Europe and how to use patent information for innovation indicators is described.
This networking event is organised by the European Commission to promote European ICT Research and Innovation. The event focuses on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2015 and will be held in Florence, Italy on the 9th and 10th of October 2014: www.ec.europa.eu/ictproposersday
The European Commission has recently launched a new portal to help EU-based SMEs for extending their business to markets beyond the EU. The Portal aims to give SMEs clear and easy access to the broad range of existing public services.
The IMI Partnering Platform (set up by the German National Contact Point Life Sciences with support from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research) has been re-launched for IMI2 and updated with regard to the 1st IMI2 call topics.