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The Tractor As Smartphone

Technologies which work in “smart city” approaches are not per se adequate to applications in rural regions, says Mario Trapp, Professor of Computer Sciences and Head of Fraunhofer Institute of Cognitive Systems. In the interview with B2Bioworld he details some challenges and requirements for designing, manufacturing, or operating safe, autonomous agromachinesRead more ...

Philanthropy re-visited: Merck’s focus on Africa

In recent years Merck has been significantly stepping up its engagement in Sub-Saharan Africa. Why, where, how, with what prospects? Stefan Oschmann, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board Merck KGaA in an unplugged enquiry, with an eye to Latin America, Asia, and in particular China. Includes a footnote on Merck and World War I as described by historiansRead more ...

Eurofins: “We have some of the biggest databases in the world…”

Eurofins’ is working on forward integration from service provider to diagnostics manufacturer. What about recent acquisitions of NGS diagnostic companies, and what are growth perspectives from “big data” accumulated in-house?Read more ...

Data Exploitation and Freedom of Operation

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Big Data & Research – Acquisition, Analytics, and Exploitation

Ulrich M Gassner, Professor of Public Law at Universität Augsburg (DE) discussing privacy, research disclaimers, DigiMed Bavaria, and wiggle room between national, regional, EU regulationsRead more ...

Regulatory Challenges of Big Data Operations – Algorithms, Healthcare, or Autonomous Driving

Herbert Zech, Professor of Life Sciences and Intellectual Property Laws at Universität Basel on key juridical concepts of the current debate about big data and artificial intelligence applications beyond privacy lawsRead more ...

Patenting and Innovation in Japan

Prof Sadao Nagaoka, Institute of Innovation Research, and Chief Policy Adviser to the Japanese Government describes innovation with patenting and offers insights about how and what the world’s major IP systems of Japan, Europe and the United States might learn from one anotherRead more ...