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Recent Developments

EU launches WTO dispute against China over 5G IP  

On February 18, the European Union launched a legal challenge against China at the World Trade Organization, arguing that Chinese courts were....

Posted in: Patents to protect IP

IFPMA event on March 8th – Women Innovators in Africa

The virtual event, titled “Women-led innovation in Africa: Achieving sustainable health and gender equality on the continent” will take....

Posted in: Enabling Innovation Policies

A Covid vaccine breakthrough bypasses the stale debate on patent waivers 

Heated debates have taken place at the WTO TRIPS Council over Covid-19 vaccine patents and IP rights, with ongoing discussions still taking....

Posted in: Policy Discussions and International Organizations

Slideshow: Extending Bio-manufacturing Networks in Africa and IP and Covid

This slideshow presents key messages from the recent Innovation Council – Bobab online discussion about extending bio-manufacturing networks....

Posted in: Enabling Innovation Policies

Center for Global Development series on the EU-Africa Summit

On February 17th, the long-awaited summit between the African Union (AU) and the European Union (EU), delayed since 2020, finally began. But in....

Posted in: Policy Discussions and International Organizations

BioNTech to supply modular vaccine plants to African countries

The German company BioNTech announced on February 16th its plans to supply modular plants to make mRNA vaccines to Rwanda, Senegal and,....

Posted in: Technology and Knowledge Diffusion

Invent Together advocacy in favor of the IDEA Act

Invent Together is a coalition of organizations, universities, companies, and other stakeholders dedicated to understanding the diversity gaps....

Posted in: Enabling Innovation Policies

Bobab discussion about bio-manufacturing in emerging regions

The Innovation Council and Bobab organised a discussion on expanding BioManufacturing production capacity in emerging regions. Biologics, a....

Posted in: Enabling Innovation Policies

How female inventors can fix STEM’s gender gap

While not specifically addressed by studies on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women, its impact on women in the Science, Technology,....

Posted in: Inclusive Innovation Ecosystems