IPACST Advisory Board Meeting

On 10 September, the IPACST principla investigators invited the advisory board for an online meeting to assess the progress of our research. The ongoing pandemic significantly affected business and as a consequence, our interview process slowed down. However, this did not prevent us from finding some interesting links between IP and sustainability. The advisory board…

What Should Researcher-Entrepreneurs Know about IP?

How many researchers in their entrepreneurship journey are familiar with the situation in the image below? Or does it reflects anyone’s fears when trying to commercialize follow-up inventions originated in a lab? How many other IP-related concerns do researchers have? One common wish and interests of researchers all around the world is to be able…

How can intellectual property contribute to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development?

This post originally appeared on the Transitions to Sustainability blog: https://t2sresearch.org/output/how-can-intellectual-property-contribute-to-the-2030-agenda-for-sustainable-development/ Both sustainable development and an effective protection of intellectual property (IP) rights are priorities for many countries. Yet whether countries adopt adequate IP policies that facilitate transitions to a more sustainable world is an open question. The North-South economic divide brings to light the challenges and opportunities that…

IPACST active in addressing IP issues for COVID-19

The coronavirus outbreak has undoubtedly disrupted our lives and redimensioned our priorities. Research is also feeling the consequences. As academics, it is our moral duty to redirect our work to current societal concerns. Our IPACST team has tried to work in this direction. Some activities are: The OpenCovidPledge. Frank Tietze, our team member at the…

IPACST Special Issue “Intellectual Property Strategies and Sustainable Business Models for Sustainability Transitions”

The special issue “Intellectual Property Strategies and Sustainable Business Models for Sustainability Transitions” is now open for submissions. Edited by members of our team, Dr Frank Tietze, Prof Anjula Gurtoo, Dr Viola Prifti, Dr Roberto Hernández Chea, and Prof Nancy Bocken, the special issue will publish relevant research on intellectual property and sustainable business models…

Dr. Viola Prifti at the European Photonics Roadshow Series

Our IPACST postdoctoral researcher in Berlin, Viola Prifti, gave a brief presentation on the link between intellectual property rights and sustainable agriculture at the European Photonics Roadshow, New technologies in Food and Agriculture organized by  EPRISE (H2020, aiming to empower photonic SMEs in four Life Science sectors: health, food, agriculture and pharma) at the World Trade…

IPACST Advisory Board Meeting in Berlin

On 29 May, the IPACST team welcomed for the first time its advisory board’s members in Berlin. The advisory board combines a wealth of outstanding entrepreneurial and scientific expertise in the fields of intellectual property and sustainability. The invaluable advice of the advisory board’s members helps IPACST refine the research project and further the exploration…

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…