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Sweden top in Europe for patent applications

Technological innovation is experiencing a revolution. Photo: Wally Santana/TT

Published: 24.May.2019 11:34 hrs

Sweden files more patent applications in Industry 4.0 than any other European country, according to a study by the Swedish Patent and Registration Office (PRV).

Industry 4.0, commonly known to as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, refers to ideas such as nuclear technology, enabling technology and cloud computing, among others. 

With 2,600 applications between 2010 and 2016, Sweden's is responsible for over a fourth of all European applications. However, it still ranks fifth in the world behind USA, China, South Korea and Japan. 

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