Technology platforms

The EPO provides several technology platforms which make it easier for scientists and researchers to explore our free patent database, Espacenet. These platforms put the considerable knowledge and experience of EPO patent examiners at the service of the public –they have used their skills to create expert patent search strategies that can be run on Espacenet to recover all relevant documents for hundreds of different technologies. 

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Combatting cancer

As medical science reduces mortality from many other diseases, the incidence of cancer is expected to increase rapidly because of ageing populations, unhealthy lifestyles and unfavourable environmental conditions. Innovation in technologies for fighting cancer is essential to address this challenge.

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Firefighting technologies

Firefighting

Forest wildfires represent a severe hazard. As their frequency and intensity increase, their implications are becoming global. However, the pace of innovation is also increasing in areas such as fire prevention and firefighting.

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Clean energy

In today's world, we face a multitude of energy-related issues both as a society and at an individual level. However, one issue that affects us all is climate change.

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Fighting coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has led to an urgent search for vaccines, treatments and technologies that can counter the spread of disease and save lives.