A short piece in The Conversation on our research about OpenIP strategies and sustainability: How a open approach to patents could help build a sustainable future
Extreme Ice Survey – A program of Earth Vision Institute – Extreme Ice Survey
Please consider submitting papers to the special session at the RnD Management Conference 2017 in Leuven organized jointly with Elisabeth Eppinger on „Intellectual property management for sustainable innovation“. Extended abstracts are due on 1 February. Submission details to be found here.
Direct link: http://kuleuvencongres.be/rnd2017/articles/abstract-submission
No. 10 in 2016 just got published on Open IP strategies for sustainability transitions. Read it here.
New paper published with Jan Sternkopf from Kiel University, Elisabeth Eppinger from Freie Universität Berlin and Pratheeba Vimalnath (Subramanian) from Indian Institute of Science on how firms employ IP strategies and particularly Open IP strategies to enable transitions towards a more sustainable society, including cases from Tesla and Nutriset. The paper is available in our CTM Working Paper series.
TODAY! START: Parker’s Piece, 11.45am-12.00pm / / END: outside Senate House, 1pm
Speakers: Daniel Zeichner MP, Cllr Oscar Gillespie, Rev Jeremy Caddick, Alice Guillaume.
A student led campaign made it to the frontpage of the INDEPENDENT calling both Cambridge and Oxford to review its investments strategies and withdraw from fossil fuel investments. Read the full story here.
Oslo will be completely car-free by 2019
Cambridge is moving in the right direction: „One of the world’s oldest—and richest—universities has decided to adopt a more “ethical” approach to investing its multibillion-dollar endowment fund.“
Read the full Wall Street Journal article at http://www.wsj.com/articles/cambridge-university-to-vote-on-multibillion-dollar-fund-1431944924
I recently learned that three Cambridge graduates (St. John’s) invented the Smoothie and started Innocent in 1999. Well done! Although, the multi-million dollar sale to Coca Cola made the founders rich, it might not give you real credits for being a healthy business.
This is another video worth seeing. Janine Benyus, author of “Biomimicry : innovation inspired by nature” talks at the inaugural Circular Economy 100 Annual Summit, sponsored by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation this June. Her message is about how 3D printing can help us on the way towards a sustainable economy. Quite inspiring 20 min with some good examples.
This is a great video summarizing in less than 25min her excellent book on Biomimicry illustrating twelve design principles that we can learn from life in order to make our economy and the products we create sustainable, thus ensuring the world remains a good place to life for future generations.
Watch this short video by Ellen MacArthur, former world sailing champion, on the possibilities for a bright future of mankind, if we manage to translate the principle of nature (i.e. recycling) into our economy. Full scale. Watch here.