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CIP builds, maintains and manages networks of international leaders and experts in the field of knowledge-based business from industry, academia and public actors. These networks supports and interacts to the furthest extent possible with all activities promoted, supported, coordinated or managed by the center and the CIP platform. CIP has an industry partner program with key actors such as Philips, Ericsson and Nestlé, collaborating on multiple levels of education and research activities.


CIPs executive education Business of IP coming up

CIPs executive education program, Business of Intellectual Property, will commence March 18th-20th in Gothenburg, Sweden. The first module will feature CIP co-directors Bowman Heinden and Ulf Petrusson, along with CIP Advisory Board member Ruud Peters. Mr Peters has a background as CIPO at Philips and is one of the most influential professionals in the IP strategy field. We look forward to welcoming particiapnts from our partner program and additional organizations.

The second module of the program will run June 3rd-5th.

For more info in the program, please contact Bowman Heiden at

CIP Co-Director Ulf Petrusson speaks at event by Svenskt Näringsliv (The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise)

Ulf Petrusson will today join a panel on knowledge assets in Industry 4.0 at Svenskt Näringsliv (The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise). Ulf will speak on the topic of how Sweden positions in the development and what policy issues need to be considered.

Thank you to Christina Wainikka at Svenskt Näringsliv for inviting CIP to be a part of the discussion.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to CIP FORUM 2018

CIP FORUM 2018 has come to an end and we would like to sincerely thank all participants for your interesting input and active contribution to the discussions on Transformation – digital, global and societal. In particular, we give our warmest thanks to our chairpersons, Make van Velzen from Philips and Keith Bergelt from Open Invention Network, and to our generous partners for making the event possible.

For the three days all participants have shared innovative ideas, research, and practical experiences from a global perspective, and it has been our delight to see them interact with our students, who have gained valuable insight into the current hot topics of our field.

It has been a delight.