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Minesoft supports official book for Platinum Jubilee Pageant

Minesoft supports official book for Platinum Jubilee Pageant, Her Majesty The Queen: The Official Platinum Jubilee Pageant Commemorative Album 

The only official book published for the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, Her Majesty The Queen: The Official Platinum Jubilee Pageant Commemorative Album charts the trials and triumphs of The Queen’s 70-year reign and explores how Her Majesty has provided the country and Commonwealth with a lifetime of leadership; from her steadfast presence during the Second World War through to her unifying influence during our present turbulent times. The beautiful hardback publication features more than 200 photographs from throughout the Queen’s life and includes exclusive content about the Platinum Jubilee Pageant itself.   More…

International Asteroid Day

International Asteroid Day June 30th 2022

International Asteroid Day has been designated by the United Nations General Assembly as June 30th. It is observed annually on the anniversary of the largest extra-terrestrial impact in modern history, the 1908 Tunguska blast in Siberia. On that date, an asteroid estimated to be 43 yards across flattened 770 square miles of unpopulated forest in Siberia. The mission is to raise global awareness about asteroids as well as to “inspire, engage and educate the public about asteroids opportunities and risks”- this includes reaching research goals into asteroids and planetary defence.

Of course, this is all made possible by innovations in the field of space exploration – take a look at three exciting innovations which are allowing us to deepen knowledge of space and asteroids! More…

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World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2022

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2022

Droughts are among one of the greatest threats to sustainable development, among developing countries and developed countries alike. Studies have estimated that by 2050, over 75% of the global population will be affected by drought. The UN has designated the 17th of June as a World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, in order to raise awareness about the probable threat of extreme water shortages if we do not collectively act to treat land as a limited and precious natural capital. The UNCCD says that “everyone has a role to play, because everyone has a stake in the future”. More…

World Oceans Day: Innovations that are saving our oceans

World Oceans Day


World Oceans Day, celebrated on the 8th of June each year, aims to raise awareness of the role oceans play in our everyday lives and inspire action to protect them and learn how to sustainably use our marine resources. Our oceans are our planet’s lifeline, they connect, sustain and support mankind. Securing the ocean’s wellbeing will have a positive impact on many global issues including, climate change, poverty, unemployment and more. This year’s World Ocean Day theme is Revitalization: Collective Action for the Ocean, with this in mind let’s take a look at some innovative initiatives and solutions developed to protect and preserve our oceans. More…

World Bicycle Day 2022

The UN has designated 3rd June 2022 as World Bicycle Day, to celebrate the associated benefits of cycling and the invention of the bicycle. So why celebrate the bicycle? Firstly, cycling is a great and universally accessible way to stay fit and healthy, considered by the World Health Organisation as a pathway to better health. Next, for those who cannot afford private vehicles or transportation, cycling presents itself as an economic mode of transport which can, again, bridge inequalities. More…

Patent applications in Europe reached record high in 2021

Patent applications in Europe reached record high in 2021

The rate of new inventions has continued to increase with the European Patent Office (EPO) receiving 188,600 applications in 2021, a 4.5% increase on the previous year and the highest number to date. The number of patent applications –  an early indicator of companies’ investments in research and development – increased in nine of the top ten most patent-active fields of technology, with digital communication and computer technology posting the strongest growth. More…

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Global Patent Data Coverage in

Global patent data coverage in PatBase

Minesoft is continuously investing in broadening the coverage and quality of the patent data available within our web-based solutions to provide our users with the most comprehensive set of data available. Our full text coverage has been further expanded to 83 collections, with the addition of:


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Trending Innovations in Dental Tech

A dental services report conducted by Healthwatch England has illustrated the difficulties that are experienced by people trying to access dental services in the UK. Waiting list time has been exacerbated by pandemic pressures, with some people waiting anywhere between a few months to three years to get an NHS appointment. A further NHS study has explored the other reasons that people may face reduced access to oral healthcare: 27% of respondents avoid dental treatments altogether due to the costs and 23% of respondents only visit the dentist when they require treatment due to fear of the dentist. More…