How do current Intellectual Property (IP) regulations impact the development and use of New Genomic Techniques (NGTs) for crop breeding in Europe? What specific challenges do breeders, farmers, and academic researchers face under the existing IP system?
This webinar will focus on a range of possible measures that can be taken to navigate the different IP challenges, in order to strike a balance between stimulating innovation and promoting access to technologies and plant varieties. The starting point for this discussion will be the presentation of the ALLEA statement ‘Measures to Ease the Impact of the IP System on New Genomic Techniques for Crop Development‘, prepared by a dedicated ALLEA Task Force.
An open discussion will further explore possible ways forward with stakeholders from various sectors, including breeders, farmers, researchers, and policymakers.