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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The World in 2050 (TWI2050) initiative last week launched the report 'Transformations to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals' at the United Nations High Level Political Forum in New York. This report sets out six key transformations that will enable the world to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The JRC was invited for the eighth consecutive year by Cornell University, INSEAD business school and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to audit the Global Innovation Index (GII).
The JRC’s independent statistical assessment guarantees the transparency and reliability of the index helping policy makers, managers and experts around the world derive sound, evidence-based conclusions.
A new app is being tested at the Science in the City festival in Toulouse which will enable cities to promote their cultural heritage in a novel and engaging way.
If you are in Toulouse this week for the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF), you might have seen them around the city's main square Place du Capitole: a curious looking group of researchers, tourists and students with blue caps and smartphones, their eyes fixed on the next cultural point of interest to be found in the city.
The European Commission has created a group of experts on the licensing and valuation of standard essential patents (SEPs) and opened a call for applications for membership.
The aim of the group is to increase expertise and know-how about the determination of fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) licensing terms, as well as the sound valuation of intellectual property, including in the context of the digitisation of the economy.
This workshop will showcase the main developments of various non-EU countries in the Americas, Asia, Oceania and Africa in the implementation and/or adaptation of Smart Specialisation approach.