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.

Spotlight

Slideshow: “MC12” WTO Ministerial Conference

At the WTO’s Twelfth Ministerial Conference WTO Members should agree new trade rules to support the global response to COVID-19, accelerate the economic recovery, and enhance future pandemic preparedness. WTO Members should eliminate tariffs on health products, including finished....

Posted in: Policy Discussions and International Organizations
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HS codes relevant to inputs for COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics

Bio-pharmaceutical R&D and manufacturing inputs include: chemical or biological reagents; equipment used in laboratories; microscope parts; equipment for manufacturing such as single-use bioreactors; and the full range of raw materials used for R&D and production of vaccines and other....

Posted in: Enabling Innovation Policies
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Recent Developments

Trade secrets and the Internet of Things (IOT)

Innovation Council's Phil Wadsworth has produced an overview of trade secrets and the Internet of Things (IOT). Trade secrets are a form of....

Posted in: Technology and Knowledge Diffusion

APAC 2021: Technology & Innovation event

Two-day event on October 19–20, 2021, will help top business and technology leaders in the region embrace creativity as a competitive....

Posted in: Enabling Innovation Policies

WIPO Director General Calls for Collective Action to Overcome COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Global Challenges

A range of intellectual property-related indicators showed great resilience despite the economic shock from the COVID-19 pandemic. In opening....

Posted in: Policy Discussions and International Organizations

Powered Up Festival 2021

Streaming throughout October 2021, Powered Up festival features a line-up of live-streamed sessions which aim to inspire innovation, creativity....

Posted in: Policy Discussions and International Organizations

Environmental sustainability and a greener economy: The transformative role of 5G

A new Qualcomm report highlights the many ways 5G technology can achieve critically needed sustainability benefits and calls for joint efforts....

Posted in: Innovation and the Sustainable Development Goals

Addressing the IP Gender Gap

This series of virtual events will take a look at the IP gender gap in the Americas region. Political leaders, heads of IP offices, economists,....

Posted in: Inclusive Innovation Ecosystems

WHO: ACT-Accelerator partnership

Global leaders attending the US-hosted Global COVID-19 Summit on 22 September re-affirmed their commitment to ending the acute phase of the....

Posted in: Policy Discussions and International Organizations

UN: Covid-19 Summit: Sharing Knowledge, Technology Critical to Curb Virus

Leaders at a virtual Covid-19 summit on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly on September 22, 2021, pledged to mobilize....

Posted in: Policy Discussions and International Organizations

COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan (SPRP 2021)

WHO is issuing the COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan (SPRP) for 2021 and accompanying documents as a package aimed at guiding....

Posted in: Policy Discussions and International Organizations