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.


IC Member Afya Rekod to Simplify Access to Medical Records Through Strategic Collaboration  

GE Healthcare and Kenya-based start-up and IC member, Afya Rekod, have announced a strategic collaboration that seeks to transform care delivery through improved access to personal health data and medical records in Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa.  The partnership will give patients access to....

Posted in: Uncategorized
View Post

Global Health – New EU Strategy 

A new EU Global Health Strategy (GHS) to be developed this year has been developed to ensure that the EU remains an effective and progressive global health player, delivering on its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and continuing its commitment to promote healthy lives and well-being for....

Posted in: Innovation and the Sustainable Development Goals
View Post

Recent Developments

IP Protection for Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence is rapidly evolving to provide accurate information and solutions to problems. AI solutions can be extremely useful in....

Posted in: Patents to protect IP

WTO Updates Joint Indicative List of Critical COVID-19 Vaccine Inputs

The WTO Secretariat has updated the joint indicative list compiling information on critical inputs for the manufacturing, distributing and....

Posted in: Policy Discussions and International Organizations

Online Seminar on the Intellectual Property Gender Gap in the European Region

Inclusive innovation ecosystems are a priority for Innovation Council. It is for this reason that we have collaborated with WIPO and Invent....

Posted in: Enabling Innovation Policies

Slideshow: Innovation and the COVID-19 Response

On 26 November 2021 the new research report about the role that intellectual property played in the development, manufacturing, and global....

Posted in: Patents to protect IP

Unprecedented – The Rapid Innovation Response to COVID-19 and the Role of Intellectual Property

Jennifer Brant, Director of Innovation Council, will present a recent research report that she co-authored about the constructive role played by....

Posted in: Patents to protect IP

New ECA Publication to Spotlight Breakthroughs of African Female Scientists

A new publication ‘Earth, Oceans and Skies: Insights from selected, outstanding African women scientists’ by the United Nations Economic....

Posted in: Inclusive Innovation Ecosystems

International Gender Champions

The International Gender Champions (IGC) is a leadership network that brings together female & male decision-makers determined to break....

Posted in: Inclusive Innovation Ecosystems

Innovation Council to take part in WIPO, IFPMA World IP Day discussion

Innovation Council’s Jennifer Brant will join other stakeholders from the global IP community to discuss the challenges faced by young, female....

Posted in: Inclusive Innovation Ecosystems

IP Training Programs for Innovators of the Future

Every April 26, the global IP community marks World Intellectual Property Day to celebrate the role that intellectual property (IP) rights....

Posted in: Inclusive Innovation Ecosystems