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Bo Heiden

Bowman Heiden is currently the Deputy Director of Center for Intellectual Property. In addition he directs the incubation activities at the Sahlgrenska School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SSIE). Previously he was Innovation Director for the Qatar Science & Technology Park, where he was responsible for driving innovation strategy and intellectual property policy. As deputy director of CIP Heiden currently manages the internationalization of the CIP platform and strategic partnerships, including the Intellectual Property Institute of Norway (IPiN), which was co-founded by CIP. In this role Bowman Heiden has co-developed the Intellectual Capital Management master education (ICM), which is a graduate education in knowledge-based business development and management for business, engineering, and law students. Bowman Heiden also co-founded the Gothenburg International Bioscience Business School (GIBBS), a master education that develops real innovation projects today partly inbedded in SSIE and Konsert Strategy & IP, which translates CIP research into IP and business development tools and services to both established firms and technology start-ups.

Bowman Heiden is a frequent speaker at international IP events and executive education. Current interests include IP-based open platforms in the telecommunication sector and the development of next generation university innovation systems. Bowman Heiden holds degrees in engineering and technology management and economics, and his research is in the field of intellectual property and open innovation in knowledge-intensive sectors with a particular focus on ICT standards and policy. Before turning his focus to the field of knowledge-based business, he played professional basketball in a number of European countries.