Resources and Recent Developments

Innovation Council posts reports, videos, and other resources about the innovation process and the policies that best support it. We flag recent developments, including policy proposals and actions, that affect innovation ecosystems. We also post inventors’ stories along with other developments, across sectors, from the real economy. You can search our online collection of resources using the search function or by selecting topics in the tags at the bottom of this page. We welcome your suggestions as to additional resources, recent developments, and events to post.


Compilation of WIPO Case Studies on IP Management by Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

The WIPO Secretariat has compiled a selection of case studies and success stories obtained from various areas of WIPO, that showcase the use of IP rights by Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). They provide a comprehensive overview on how IP is used by entrepreneurs, inventors and creators,....

Posted in: Enabling Innovation Policies
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Making Biologics: Strategies and Policies for Enhancing Capacity

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that the cost of underinvesting in resilient systems for the development, production, and distribution of health technologies is too high. This paper introduces biologics, describes opportunities in the sector, and provides insights about the....

Posted in: Patents to protect IP
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Recent Developments

Can Stem Cell Meat Save the Planet?

Singapore allows meat grown from stem cells in laboratories to be marketed and eaten by consumers. It is the first country in the world....

Posted in: Enabling Innovation Policies

EPO Launches Clean-Energy Platform to Support Researchers

Ahead of the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), the EPO today launched a new Clean Energy platform designed to support....

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EU Global Health Strategy

The Commission adopted on November 30 a new EU Global Health Strategy to improve global health security and deliver better health for all in a....

Posted in: Policy Discussions and International Organizations

AI and the Bio-Pharmaceutical Sector

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) recently hosted discussions about the relationship between artificial intelligence (AI) and....

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Diagnostics And The TRIPS Agreement

FIND, the global alliance for diagnostics, seeks to ensure equitable access to reliable diagnosis across the world. They connect patients,....

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Biovac and IVI Enter Deal to Develop Oral Cholera Vaccine

The experience of Biovac, a public-private vaccine developer and manufacturer that was founded in 2003 in South Africa, gives a sense of how....

Posted in: Technology and Knowledge Diffusion

Green Technology Book 2022

The Green Technology Book was launched by WIPO at the recent COP27 summit in Sharm el-Sheikh. This resource presents a range of innovative....

Posted in: Innovation and the Sustainable Development Goals

Panel Discussion on Antimicrobial Resistance & One Health for AMR Awareness Week

The World Health Organization reports that antimicrobial resistance records more deaths annually than road accidents and cancers....

Posted in: Innovation and the Sustainable Development Goals

11th Asia Regulatory Conference

The 11th Asia Regulatory Conference was recently held from 17-21 October 2022 by the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers....

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