David Cuartielles - How do you see research and innovation making a difference for a better future?
I think that public funded research should always be open source. And I think thiscollides a little bit with the idea of the current move for innovation, which is based on registrating idea and try to profit from it. And I have seen a bunch of cases in Sweden that should be putting an alarm on how we are doing things. For example, a publicly funded PhD, created a small company, a small startup. They created a software, and sold it for x million dollars and this close amount to Apple, an American company.We see this happening again and again. So we see European funding going to countries, from countries to individuals, individuals sign the thing, and then we are locked out of that technology. So I think that the first thing,is that research publicly funded should actually be left to the public domaine. And that will create a different kind of innovative landscape, where companies could compete in the best service on the ideas. And not like we are right now, where companies are just fighting to have the control of the idea, instead of making the best for the users and consumers in general.
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