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An interesting article of World Health Organization pointing out the collective responsibility to protect and support older people during COVID-19 pandemic has been published. In particular the focus is on the support of families and caregivers as an essential part ...
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Intellectual property is an asset for SMEs and often mistakes are committed while communicating with them. An interesting webinar provided by European IP helpdesk, on Wednesday 15.04.2020 raise awareness regarding IP in SMEs day-to-day activities and IP rights. The webinar ...
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HSMonitor is a pre-commercial procurement that focuses on innovative ICT-enabled monitoring solutions to improve health status and optimise hypertension care. The five involved healthcare providers from four countries (TR, IT, SE, HR) cater to a population of which over 31 ...
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Due to the disruptions caused by the Corona virus, Horizon 2020 call deadlines for several innovation procurement calls have been extended. The deadlines of the calls in the health domain have been extended further. Please always check the deadlines published ...
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The European IP Helpdesk teamed up with 4iP Council, a European not-for-profit dedicated to developing high quality academic insight and empirical evidence on topics related to intellectual property and innovation, to develop a new interactive guide helping innovative European businesses to understand ...
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A new report released yesterday by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) estimates the total value of counterfeit pharmaceuticals traded worldwide to be up to EUR 4.03 billion. Details and Report available here ...
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An interesting article that points out the need for a big R&D funding able to drive technologies that could halt the spread of the next big epidemic. The need to find new solutions in a globalized word opens opportunities to ...
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Many of the solutions developed within the eHealth sector are based on a large amount of research and R&D activities. For these solutions to be successfully brought to market, external funding is most often needed to finance the development of ...
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To coincide with the latest edition of the EUIPO Guidelines for Examination of EUTMs and RCDs, which entered into force on 1 February 2020, an updated tutorial has been made available to users.  The tutorial now contains tips and tricks on how to ...
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Today it is important to know “the words of innovation”. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published the latest standard in its innovation management series. ISO 56000 ("Innovation management – Fundamentals and vocabulary"), is the fourth of an eight-part ...
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An interesting programme to sustain start-ups and scale-ups to grow their business beyond their home market. The EIT Health Bridgehead Europe Programme is suitable for micro- and small enterprises that are active in the fields of MedTech, BioTech and Digital ...
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The AAL2 Business Programme is glad to announce the second AAL Lean Startup Academy, which will take place in Brussels on 16th April 2020 at AAL premises, in Rue du Luxembourg 3. The Lean Startup Academy provides AAL projects with a valuable opportunity ...
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Advanced IPR (Negotiation, IP transfer, License Agreements) How can you commercialize your IP? What is the most suitable for you? To commercialize in house, to establish a spin-off company or to license out? What are the major challenges in licensing ...
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EPO: new case study

How can SMEs use intellectual property to their advantage? And how can they adapt their business models and develop the IP management capabilities they need? The European Patent Office has produced a series of case studies on European small and ...
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Marco Marsella, Head of Unit, Directorate-General Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG Connect), European Commission, speaks to Open Access Government about digital transformation in healthcare, including a special look at artificial intelligence. Full article available here ...
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The promises of data-driven healthcare abound. New technologies that run the gamut from artificial intelligence to health apps on your smartphone can lead to greater efficiencies in health care systems, allow those with chronic diseases to manage their illnesses, and ...
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7.5% of SMEs that own EU trade marks (EUTMs) licensed them to others between 2013-2017, according to a new EUIPO report. The average annual revenue from licensing EUTMs during the same period is estimated at nearly EUR 65 000 per ...
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The mechanisms contributing to normal aging are the same as those contributing to the development of neurological diseases. Despite a wealth of data on how nutrients and diets may preserve brain health, the potential of these natural compounds still remains ...
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An interesting analysis “on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in third countries” has published by the European Commission. In this biannual Third Country Report are identified countries in which the state of intellectual property protection and enforcement gives rise to ...
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eCare is a European project that aims to deliver disruptive digital solutions for the prevention and comprehensive management of frailty. Under the motto “Good habits for a good life”, the project’s goal is to encourage independent living, wellbeing and to relieve ...
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Basics on IPR and the unfair advantage The business side of the R&D sector is often overlooked, but in the case of a viable research result, there should be a focus on future exploitation and commercialization. By defining the IP ...
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The second appointment of the AAL2business Lean Startup Academy took place on 21 November 2019. During this workshop AAL project participants had the chance to verify with coaches their business model developed through Lean Canvas, Javelin Board and Value Proposition ...
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Are you thinking to patent your Intellectual Property (IP) and check its novelty? You can do this with the New Espacenet a substantially revised and improved version of the Office's patent information search tool. New features and enhanced functionality will ...
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Currently looking for investments or commercial partners? Don’t miss the opportunity to learn how to engage with selected stakeholders. The Go-to-Market Workshop, the introductory event of the Go-to-Market Launchpad, will start on 27th February 2020 in the framework of AAL2Buiness ...
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The annual Science Business Network Conference in February will bring together over 300 stakeholders to address the challenge of developing the next generation(s) of researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs who will have a leading role to play in delivering a climate-neutral, ...
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To answer this question Science Business has organized an event, in Norway at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), where technology experts, researchers, teachers and studentshave discussed the dark side of data-driven healthcare. A food for thought. https://sciencebusiness.net/healthy-measures/news/can-data-driven-medicine-make-us-healthier ...
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AAL Info Day 2020 in Vienna

Are you interested in developing a solution for ageing well in a digital world and getting funded by the AAL Programme? In relation to the recent pre-announcement of the Call 2020, the AAL Programme would like to invite all previous ...
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Looking for solutions that empower older adults to engage in entrepreneurship The future of work is changing. With advances in technology and increasing trends towards entrepreneurship, this brings with it exciting new opportunities for older adults to contribute with their ...
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How to handle potential customers? Define your commercialization strategy Who are your potential customers? The goal of the webinar is to provide the tools and understanding needed to handle every potential customer with precision and quality. During the webinar we ...
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IPR and the unfair advantage – Protect your idea and find a route to commercialization Are you involved in R&D sector and want to find a route for exploitation and commercialization of your research? You should focus on defining the ...
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The impact of the GDPR on health research will be the subject of a seminar taking place in Brussels on November 19, 2019. Entitled “Challenges for health research arising from the GDPR”, the meeting will examine impacts of GDPR on ...
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An EPO study on SMEs

An interesting study, dedicated to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), conducted by the European Patent Office (EPO) shows that SMEs rely on European patents to protect their high-potential inventions and that two thirds of these inventions are commercially exploited. Through ...
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An interesting viewpoint on guidelines for a reliable and ethical AI in health innovation. Discover the key role of health and ageing innovators which can contribute to ensure that health and care practices meet. More information available here ...
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Market Guidance is a special service, in the framework of the AAL2Business support action, dedicated to AAL funded projects to continuously inform participants on the commercialization, market uptake and investment possibilities available at National and European level and to match ...
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Value proposition canvas-Identify your target customers and achieve the perfect fit product-market   Researchers willing to bring their R&D results to the next stage, as well as aspiring entrepreneurs who are in the process of designing their business model, require ...
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The Lean Canvas – How to make a business plan a reality How does a company transform a great idea into a commercial opportunity? The key is to validate its business model by testing the assumption against the market. The ...
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Every year, the European Patent Academy arranges four study visits to the European Patent Office – EPO – (in Munich or The Hague). These events provide a general introduction to the EPO and the European patent system, with two of ...
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Are you interested in technology transfer? This webinar will make you familiar with key questions and aspects related to technology transfer: why is it important? What actors or institutions are providing assistance in technology transfer? How does technology licensing work ...
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On Monday 23rd September 2019, twelve early-stage entrepreneurs gathered in Aarhus, Denmark, for the first Lean Startup Academy organised by the AAL2Business programme. The goal of the Academy was to guide young startups that are working on solutions to improve ...
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The eCare buyers group from IT, ES and PL is preparing a pre-commercial procurement to deliver disruptive digital solutions for the prevention and comprehensive management of frailty of old adults in order is to encourage independent living, wellbeing and to ...
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A new opportunity for European public procurer has recently been published. Don’t lose this chance offered by European Assistance for Innovation Procurement. Eafip can help public sector organisations modernize public services (e.g. in e-gov, health, energy, transport, etc.) with innovative ...
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Are you interested in procuring and deploying innovative solutions in the health care sector? Through the workshop on Innovation Procurement, you will have the chance to discover how designing, procuring and deploying innovative solutions is an important component of every ...
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