31 July 2020
The role of Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) is essential to fulfil Europe’s ambitions such as boosting its economic competitiveness and prosperity, building resilience and technology sovereignty in strategic value chains, or mastering the twin transitions towards a green and digital society. To reach those objectives in the current context of fierce global competition, ensuring the right framework conditions to stimulate knowledge and technology co-creation in Europe and prevent unwanted regulatory barriers hampering European innovation capacity has never been more essential.
Europe now needs to strike the right balance between the benefits of the EU Open Science (OS) policy to enhance the accessibility and re-use of RD&I results on the one hand, and the essential role of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) to strengthen the collaborative development of knowledge and technology while fostering industry’s uptake of RD&I results on the other.
To that end, EARTO European Association of Research and Technology Organisations hereby puts forward a set of recommendations to promote a balanced approach between IPRs and Open Science policy in Europe:
EARTO remains at the disposal of the EU institutions to further discuss these recommendations and support the set-up of a balanced approach between Open Science and IPR policies in Europe.
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