IPTS News
17 Mar 2015

Nearly a third of patents filed for technologies in digital communication at the European Patent Office originate in Asia (mainly China, Japan and Korea) and numbers are increasing; what are the consequences? This and other questions were addressed today at the JRC's conference on "The Role of Patents – Innovation in the European digital single market".

16 Mar 2015

Today the JRC launches the Raw Materials Information System (RMIS), a comprehensive online repository of information on policies, activities and data related to the European raw materials sector.

6 Mar 2015

At the opening of a JRC conference on smart specialisation today, the European Commissioner for Regional Policy, Corina Creţu said that research areas must be coupled with the economic exploitation of new ideas and permanent questioning on how to do new, better and different things.

13 Feb 2015

The joint Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG Regional and Urban Policy) and JRC's Smart Specialisation Platform is the main tool to support regional and national authorities in designing their related strategies.

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