IPACST at the spring conference of the University for Sustainability Alliance

During the annual spring conference of the University for Sustainability Alliance, three team members of our research team presented their work and discussed it with the participants from various disciplines and countries. Pratheeba Vimalnath presented the core concept of the IPACST project in her keynote at the Workshop I: The Use of Knowledge for Sustainability Transitions” chaired by Prof. Dr. Carsten Dreher (Chair of Innovation Management, FU Berlin), Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Eppinger (HTW Berlin), Carsten Schwäbe, Myriam Preiss, Daniel Weiss. Viola Prifti demonstrated the conflict between different protection regimes for plant varieties. Roberto Hernandez Chea presented current research on sustainable business models and the role of intellectual property rights.

The event’s topic “The Future is Now: Driving Sustainable Development“sparked lively discussions among all participants: 166 researchers, students and sustainability experts from 20 countries, over 60 universities and institutions. Coming from different cultural and professional backgrounds, the participants shared their perspectives on the responsibility science and universities should adopt to contribute to the global sustainability discourse. With the conference, the Alliance aims to contribute to spreading innovative ideas, interesting research and sustainable campus solutions across the globe and to spark extended dialogue between all stakeholders on campus and beyond.

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