Europe needs to do more to capitalise on its knowledge in critical technologies and prevent know-how draining abroad, warned Commissioner Antonio Tajani, as he launched a new action plan for Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) this week.
The plan aims to boost industry-powered growth in areas of existing expertise such as biotechnology, photonics and nanotechnology by adjusting state aid barriers, refocusing existing funds and promoting training in KETs. EU patents are increasingly being exploited outside Europe, Tajani claimed...
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