Short story time: thought-provoking tales on disability and innovation
Talk Innovation | The EPO Podcast
by European Patent Office
11h ago
When dealing with disability, is gene therapy an ethical solution? Can technology encourage a more equitable world? Does society truly listen to people with a disability? In this special edition, we’ll meet several authors seeking answers to these complex questions. We’ll hear their creations before learning about the inspiration behind each tale. "Who am I?" by Brian Routledge, "L’ Expo" by Christophe Poizat and "Mosaïque" by Paule Gilis were the winning entries in EPO’s writing competition on the theme disability and innovation. The contest was open to all staff and formed part of our celebr ..read more
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From campus to career: How Young Professionals are making an impact at the EPO
Talk Innovation | The EPO Podcast
by European Patent Office
1w ago
Are you a new IT or computer science graduate looking to make a difference? Are you ready to kickstart your career in an international environment?     Hear from Young Professional Metehan about his active role in EPO initiatives such as data protection in IT. Learn more about the networking and development opportunities he's enjoyed, how he's contributing to innovation and how the programme has fostered his personal and professional growth.     Applications for 2024 are now open, for more information please visit: epo.org/pan-european-seal Moderators:  Pers ..read more
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Jumpstart your career: Life as a Young Professional at the EPO
Talk Innovation | The EPO Podcast
by European Patent Office
1w ago
Graduating in STEM and looking for your next career step? Looking to expand your international network? Now's your chance to learn all you need to know about the Young Professionals Programme, first hand, from current participants. Learn why Larisa applied to the programme, the benefits she's enjoyed most and how this hands-on experience with innovation has helped put her on the right career path. Applications for 2024 are now open, for more information please visit: epo.org/pan-european-seal Moderators:  Persida Jovanovic, Young Professional in Talent Acquisition  Penelope Piraino ..read more
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Inspiring inventors: Johan Martens
Talk Innovation | The EPO Podcast
by European Patent Office
1M ago
Peek behind the curtain and learn about what goes into successfully bringing sustainable innovations to market. EPO patent examiner Edward Cooke speaks with bioscience engineering professor Johan Martens about the solar panel he co-invented which produces clean hydrogen from sunlight and moisture. Their conversation covers topics such as hydrogen energy, the UN's sustainable development goals and how Johan's invention is designed for varied climatic conditions.  More about Johan Martens ..read more
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Green mobility on the move
Talk Innovation | The EPO Podcast
by European Patent Office
3M ago
Technology can kick green mobility into higher gear but you, as an individual, can also make a move! Learn what it takes and get on board with Ben Brown and Ciara Doyle from Going Green Media and EPO patent examiner Haider Al-Taie. Along the way you will learn about the latest trends in transportation, the challenges in the road ahead and about the important impact you can make with sustainable commuting. Let's drive into a greener future together ..read more
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Houston, we have solutions!
Talk Innovation | The EPO Podcast
by European Patent Office
3M ago
Join us on an interstellar adventure to explore the out-of-this-world technology that makes space exploration possible. You probably even use space technology here on Earth without even realising it! Inventor and YouTuber Simone Giertz and former patent examiner Rainer Kaysan will guide you through these fascinating inventions, careers in space and the key role aerospace innovation plays for a greener planet. Buckle up and get ready to blast off in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1! Interested to hear more? Here's a link to an earlier episode on technologies used in space: "Earth observation for a greener planet ..read more
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Video games: more than just play
Talk Innovation | The EPO Podcast
by European Patent Office
4M ago
Device on. Headphones on. Press play. Game on! But… what goes into a video game? What drives innovation in hardware, software and graphics? Could you become a video game developer and maybe even change the world for the better? Join a tech expert and patent examiner for a unique look at the technology behind your favourite titles. You’ll never look games the same again! Speakers: Patrick Mikulastik and Anne-Marie Imafidon Music by: YipYep ..read more
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How patents and trade marks help fund startups
Talk Innovation | The EPO Podcast
by European Patent Office
4M ago
How are European startups using patents and trade marks to raise finance? The high failure rates of promising startups are often linked to their cashflow problems, so this a topic of critical importance for Europe’s economy. The authors of a recent study discuss their findings with regard to patents, trade marks and startup finance. Guests:           Yann Ménière, Chief Economist, European Patent Office Nathan Wajsman, Chief Economist, EU Intellectual Property Office Moderator:  Jeremy Philpott, manager in Communications, European Pat ..read more
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Disrupting production - how additive manufacturing is changing our world
Talk Innovation | The EPO Podcast
by European Patent Office
5M ago
Additive manufacturing (AM) is a disruptive technology coming of age. The EPO’s latest study reveals explosion in global patenting activity in 3D printing and other forms of AM, now being deployed in construction, healthcare and transport. Patent filings for AM inventions are increasing at eight times the rate across all technologies, as AM comes out of its niche as a prototyping tool and enters the mainstream at the centre of manufacturing. Moderator: Jeremy Philpott (Communications manager, EPO) Guests: Ilja Rudyk (Senior Economist, EPO) and Judy Ceulemans (Senior Expert, EPO) Download the s ..read more
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Robotics exoskeletons for kids: more than a medical device
Talk Innovation | The EPO Podcast
by European Patent Office
9M ago
Elena García Armada invented a robotic exoskeleton for children who use wheelchairs, vastly improving their rehabilitation. However, going from lab to market was no mean feat. The Spanish robotics expert had to navigate clinical testing, impress investors, learn about intellectual property and attract world-class engineers to work on her ambitious project. But seeing smiles on the faces of young patients who walk for the very first time have made the journey worthwhile. This episode is part of the Inspiring Inventors series, which looks at ground-breaking technologies and the people behind the ..read more
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