Transversal topic: From discoveries to development

WP6. Applied transversal topic: the step forward

It is another important transversal topic which aims at pushing public laboratory researchers beyond their creativity limits toward innovation, application and optimization of research results. While sharing intellectual property of collaborative results through common patenting, further developments could involve private or public R&D investigators. As discussed with WP1, all discoveries and ownership will strictly follow the Rio and Nagoya conventions on biodiversity.

Chemical compounds, either natural products or synthetic intermediates, may be candidates to be included in chemical libraries coordinated at the national or at the European level. French teams have been familiar to feed and use chemical libraries for years, some of them providing promising hits, mainly in medical areas, for example against cancer, infectious or even neglected diseases. European initiatives in this way have also been taken.