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.
Short article on the above topic in the recenlty published newsletter of the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge available for reading here.
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.