The European Parliament Legal Affairs Committee recently presented a report on civil law rules on robotics. As there is an increasing public debate about the use of robots and artificial intelligence, this initiative comes at the right time and raises important questions for the European Union. I presented the European Commission's first reaction to this report during a seminar in the European Parliament.
Startup Europe Week (SEW) is an initiative of Startup Europe, which represents European regional and local authorities. It is a large event with a series of meetups taking place from 6 to 10 February 2017 in over 40 countries, supported by more than 280 organisers.
Held on 25 January, the workshop consisted on the presentation of studies related to Standards Essential Patent (SEP) mandated by the Commission services, including their recommendations, followed by a discussion with the participants.
The Atomico report is an in-depth look at what’s going on in the European tech ecosystem. The presentation will highlight three major trends underlying the growing influence and success of the European technology industry
Collaboration is a key conduit for innovation-related knowledge flows both for firms that use R&D and for those that are not R&D-active. The main idea behind is that innovation often results from the interaction and cooperative efforts of different organisation devoted to the achievement of a common goal. This study builds on the first IR report, it extends the number of reviewed projects, it looks at the relationship between the type of innovators and the potential of their innovations