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RESEARCH

Research activities at CIP are focused on the paradigm shift from an industrial to a knowledge economy. CIP Research investigates the structural transformation of industry, universities, and society through an interdisciplinary approach involving scholars and experts in management, economics, law, technology, sociology, and political science. A central theme is the role of intellectual assets, property, and capital in the formation of wealth and welfare in what we term the (control of) knowledge economy.


 

CIP FORUM 2016 – we’re back

Today is the start of CIP FORUM 2016! CIP FORUM is our flagship event where CIP Partners, colleagues, alumni, and invited guests gather biennially to address the key industry, university, and policy challenges of the transformation to a knowledge economy. The event has been held on six occasions since 2001 in Göteborg, Sweden.

The focus of the event is on sharing innovative ideas, research, and practical experiences among global actors. A blend of theory and practice is employed to bridge the gap between strategy and policy and encourage critical reflection in a world where business and public policy are both in transition. The inclusion of CIP graduate students in the event allows the next generation to voice their opinions through the unfiltered lens of the beginner’s mind. A key goal of CIP FORUM is to transform the dialogue into action through new initiatives together with CIP Partners, academia, and policy makers that will be carried out and presented in the next event. CIP FORUM 2016 will focus on the theme of convergence from both an industry and university perspective through three interrelated, convergent focal areas:

  • Industry Focus – Digitization and the Internet of Things: The Convergence of Technology and Business Models
  • Industry-University Focus – Building Professional Partnerships: The Convergence of Industrial and Academic Capabilities
  • University Focus – Beyond Tech Transfer: The Convergence of Research and Innovation

The event will discuss challenges, trends, and specific management and policy issues that characterize the difficulties of convergence for industry and universities through plenary, break-out, workshop, and round-table sessions at different levels of focus, including policy, strategy, and operational levels. Participation is based on invitation, where the specific sessions are designed in collaboration with CIP partner organizations and board members as well as the key interests of the invited participants. The goal of the event is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the key convergence issues by leading global policy makers, executives, and experts in an open environment where all participants have an opportunity to partake in the dialogue.

CIP welcomes all participants of CIP FORUM 2016 and look forward to three great days of rewarding discussions! For more information please visit the CIP FORUM webpage.

Research and Utilization – IP and the Utilization of Academic Research

Ulf Petrusson’s comprehensive manual on IP and the utilization of academic research, Research and Utilization, has just been published in English. It is focused on the role of intellectual asset/property management to facilitate the utilization of academic research and is based on research performed in relation between CIP and Institute for Innovation and Social Change. The goal is to promote an executable framework for analysis of research results and design of utilization strategies, and the framework has been deployed in the development of the innovation system at University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology, as well as in the graduate courses at Sahlgrenska School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship.

IP and Open Innovation in Telecommunication Standards (in collaboration with Ericsson)

Bowman Heiden and Jens Andreasson have published the third article in a series on IP and open innovation in telecommunication standards, “Reevaluating Patent Damages in the Knowledge Economy: The Intellectual Value Chain and the Royalty Base for Standard-Essential Patents” in Criterion J. on Innovation.

The research project focuses on the role intellectual property plays in the sustainable development of open innovation platforms in the knowledge economy, in particular, the context of open standards in the telecommunication industry.