According to a study by the European Patent Office, companies that have their own intellectual property experience much faster growth in revenues and higher earnings for their employees.
European Patent Office
Are you done with fortune tellers and trend watchers and do you want to know what the future really looks like? Then take a look inside a patent database, our columnist Hans Helsloot writes.
Research conducted by the European Patent Office: "This concerns a major shift towards a fully data-driven economy."
Universities and research institutes contribute significantly to the number of Dutch 3D printing technology-related patent applications, accounting for 21% of the total.