Über Frank Tietze

I hold a doctoral degree in economics and social sciences (Dr. rer. pol.) from Hamburg University of Technology (Germany). I am trained in industrial engineering and management. My research focuses on innovation at the intersection of management sciences and business (micro) economics. Topics of interest include intellectual property (IP) rights, technology markets, patent valuation, product service systems and other interesting phenomena. Currently, I work at the University of Kiel (Germany), while frequently visiting to CHALMERS University of Technology (Sweden). I am Secretary General of the European Institute for Technology and Innovation Management (EITIM). Besides research, I have an interest in photography.

Congratulations to Tim Weyrauch from @TUHamburg for his stay @ifmCambridge @Cambridge_Eng for receiving funding from @DAADCamHub

Congratulations to Dr Timo Weyrauch from the Institute for Technology and Innovation Management at Hamburg University of Technology for being granted a fellowship from the Cambridge-DAAD hub to fund his stay at the IIPM research group at the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), University of Cambridge.

1m€ Belmont Forum consortia grant for @IIPMcambridge research team @ifmCambridge @Cambridge_Eng @ESRC

Press release: http://www.belmontforum.org/news/twelve-transnational-projects-to-receive-11-5-million-euros-for-research-on-transformations-to-sustainability/

IPACSTWe are excited that our proposal was selected to receive funding from the Belmont Forum, a pan-international social science research body. The project focuses on studying how IP models can help to accelerate sustainability transitions, particularly analysing sustainable business models for clean energy and the circular economy.

Starting in October, the IPACST project will run for three years. Project partners include:

Total projects funds are about 1m€. UK funds for the project come from the Global Challenges Research Funds, respectively the ESRC. The project is among 12 selected consortia projects out of 155 eligible proposals.

We will soon be looking to recruit a postdoc, preferably with research expertise in IP and licensing, but also sustainable innovation and the circular economy.

Ove Granstrand to become Leverhulme Trust funded visiting professor at CTM @IIPMcambridge @IfMCambridge @Cambridge_Eng

We are extremely pleased for having been selected to received funding from the @LeverhulmeTrust for a visiting professorship. Ove Granstrand, one of Europe’s leading interdisciplinary expert in IP research will be visiting the IIPM research group at CTM and the University of Cambridge Department of Engineering in the coming academic year.

http://www.ip-research.org/ove-granstrand-becomes-visiting-professor-at-university-of-cambridge/

Research seminar @crasshlive @IfMCambridge @synbioSRI: Public vs Private Perspectives on Open IP

We had a great session today thanks to our participants and particularly the three speakers, including Jorge Contreras (University of Utah) who spoke about patent pledges, Sonia Cooper (Microsoft) who introduced the Azure programme and its IP features and Iain Thomas (Cambridge Enterprise) who gave his view on the university’s role in the innovation process and why patenting is (sometimes) necessary to attract investments so that innovations make it to the patients.

Impressions from today’s session plus some pictures of previous sessions are available here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/synbiosri/41580408664/in/album-72157669307146968/

 

Seminar announcement @crasshlive: Public vs Private Perspectives on Open IP

23 May – Public vs Private Perspectives on Open IP

Public Versus Private Perspectives on Open IP
12:00-14:00, Wednesday 23 May
Seminar Room SG2, Alison Richard Building

@ifmCambridge @iipmcambridge

The goals of the public, private and third sector in leveraging intellectual property often differ substantially, with significant implications for access to technology. The CRASSH Faculty Research Group on Open IP models for emerging technologies seeks to explore where approaches to making knowledge more freely available has implications for society. In this session, we will discuss Open IP from industry and University tech transfer perspectives, exploring the stated goals and real life practices of these important actors in the innovation ecosystem.

Dr Iain Thomas (Head of Life Sciences, Cambridge Enterprise)
Dr Thomas operates within the Technology Transfer team; the work of which includes invention disclosure management, patent strategy, proof of concept funding, research reagents transfer, intellectual property licensing and bespoke marketing. Iain works predominantly with technologies in the fields of biology and chemistry with products such as alemtuzumab (Sanofi), breast cancer markers (Brevagen) and mouse touch screen chambers (Campden Instruments).

Prof Jorge Contreras (University of Utah)
Prof Contreras teaches in the areas of intellectual property, law and science, and property law and serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Utah Genome Project. He has previously served on the law faculties of American University Washington College of Law and Washington University in St. Louis, and was a partner at the international law firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, where he practiced transactional and intellectual property law in Boston, London and Washington DC. His current research focuses, among other things, on the development of technical standards and the use and dissemination of data generated by large-scale scientific research projects.

Sonia Cooper (Microsoft):
Sonia Cooper is the Senior Patent Attorney within the IP Policy and Strategy Group at Microsoft. She is currently working with Microsoft Azure, a cloud computing service created by Microsoft for building, testing, deploying, and managing applications and services.

Hauschildt Innovation Symposium @IfMCambridge @Cambridge_Eng

On Monday and Tuesday this week we welcomed a group of mostly German professors in Technology and Innovation Management from Darmstadt, Bonn, Hannover, Berlin, Münster and Kiel for the annual Hauschildt Innovation Symposium (also known as the Hauschildt Schüler Treffen).

I was very pleased to host this year’s symposium with Hermann Hauser as keynote speaker, who shared his rich experience with the group on the ICT, computer and software industry and the role of the Cambridge cluster. His talk was followed by a trip to the Bradfield Centre at the Cambridge Science Park, kindly hosted by Jeanette Walker, the Science Park’s director. The first day came to a close after a dinner with long lasting discussions at Christs‘ College. During the second day we visited the University’s Maxwell Centre, where Aga and Alexandra provided two excellent talks on the idea of the Maxwell Centre and its mission as well as the Impulse programme for Tech Innovators.

 

 

An exciting upcoming session of our Open IP research group on: Public Versus Private Perspectives on Open IP

University of Cambridge
12:00-14:00Wednesday 23 May
Seminar Room SG2, Alison Richard Building
The goals of the public, private and third sector in leveraging intellectual property often differ substantially, with significant implications for access to technology. The CRASSH Faculty Research Group on Open IP models for emerging technologies seeks to explore where approaches to making knowledge more freely available has implications for society. In this session, we will discuss Open IP from industry and University tech transfer perspectives, exploring the stated goals and real life practices of these important actors in the innovation ecosystem.
Dr Iain Thomas (Head of Life Sciences, Cambridge Enterprise)

Dr Thomas operates within the Technology Transfer team; the work of which includes invention disclosure management, patent strategy, proof of concept funding, research reagents transfer, intellectual property licensing and bespoke marketing. Iain works predominantly with technologies in the fields of biology and chemistry with products such as alemtuzumab (Sanofi), breast cancer markers (Brevagen) and mouse touch screen chambers (Campden Instruments).

Prof Jorge Contreras (University of Utah)
Prof Contretas teaches in the areas of intellectual property, law and science, and property law and serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Utah Genome Project. He has previously served on the law faculties of American University Washington College of Law and Washington University in St. Louis, and was a partner at the international law firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, where he practiced transactional and intellectual property law in Boston, London and Washington DC. His current research focuses, among other things, on the development of technical standards and the use and dissemination of data generated by large-scale scientific research projects.
 
Sonia Cooper (Microsoft):
Sonia Cooper is the Senior Patent Attorney within the IP Policy and Strategy Group at Microsoft. She is currently working with Microsoft Azure, a cloud computing service created by Microsoft for building, testing, deploying, and managing applications and services.

Roadmapping for IP strategy making

In Singapore we have been using the Cambridge roadmapping approach a first time for sector-level IP strategy making in a training provided to consultants of the Singaporean IP Office (IPOS). Very pleased that this collaborative venture of IfM CTM and Policy Links has worked so extremely well.

 

Launch of new IIPM website

We are very pleased to announce the launch of the new website for the Innovation and Intellectual Property Management (IIPM) research group. The IIPM group is an integral part of the Centre for Technology Management based at the Institute for Manufacturing, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge.

Our new website provides insights into our ongoing and past research, publications, industrial engagement and teaching activities. More details are available at: www.ifm.eng.cam.ac.uk/research/innovation-and-ip-management/

America’s Cup team @ArtemisRacing to speak at 6th Strategic IP Forum on Secrecy

Very excited that Simon Watin, Design Coordinator @ArtemisRacing will be speaking about „Keeping the edge in competitive sailing : America’s Cup and the cult of secrecy“ at our next Strategic IP Forum #SIPF on 22 February themed „Changing IP Cultures“ @IfMCambridge @Cambridge_Eng @Cambridge_Uni .

Register here, learn more about what Simon is doing here or watch this brilliant video about secrecy @ArtemisRacing.

6th Strategic IP Forum – Changing IP Cultures – 22 Feb @ IfM Cambridge

We are very much looking forward to the next SIPF in the afternoon on Thursday, 22 February at the Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge. The programme is taking shape with excellent speakers from ThyssenKrupp, AstraZeneca, Artemis and Williams F1 Advanced Engineering. Take a look at the programme here.

You can also directly book your ticket here.

The Strategic IP Forum is a regular event for manufacturing firms and the Cambridge IP community to discuss IP and innovation in the manufacturing industries. SIPF is organized by the Innovation and IP Management (IIPM) research group at the Centre for Technology Management.