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.
Excellent special issue on „Business Models for Sustainability: Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Transformation“ in Organization & Environment.
We 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:
- Department of Management Studies at the Indian Institute of Science (Anjula Gurtoo)
- Chair of Innovation Management at Freie University Berlin in Germany (Carsten Dreher and Elisabeth Eppinger)
- The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University in Sweden (Nancy Bocken).
- The Centre for Technology Management, Intellectual Property and Innovation Management research group, University of Cambridge (Frank Tietze).
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.
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/
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.
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).
Short article on the above topic in the recenlty published newsletter of the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge available for reading here.
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/
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 .
Take a look at the agenda of our 6th SIPF on „Changing IP Cultures“ with four exciting speakers here:
Or register for a ticket here.
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.
Our new report on “Exploring the Future of Patent Analytics” contributes to expanding the field of patent analytics for more effective exploitation of the largest worldwide repository of technological information. The report may further help to facilitate collaboration and coordinated action within the patent analytics community.
The report presents a domain-level technology roadmap following a three-stage technology roadmapping and problem-solving approach involving a substantial amount of key stakeholders from the patent analytics community. This research was funded by the United Kingdom Engineering Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC), through the Cambridge Big Data initiative as part of an EPSRC Institutional Sponsorship Grant 2016 – Small Partnership Awards, supported by Aistemos Ltd as the industrial partner.
The research identifies 11 priority technologies, such as artificial intelligence and neural networks, 5 additional technologies, such as technologies for linking databases, and 15 complementary technologies, such as block chain, to be adopted in the IP field. Also, 21 enablers are identified for potential breakthrough progress in the field that cluster around 4 themes: technology development cycles and methodologies; legislation and standardisation for patent data quality; continuous professional development; and cooperation between industry and academia.
The report was prepared by Leonidas Aristodemou and Dr Frank Tietze from the Innovation and IP Management (IIPM) research group, which is part of the IfM’s Centre for Technology Management at the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge.