Transforming Agriculture Through Smart Farming: From Data Ownership to Open Data

Transformation is at the heart of agriculture. Hunting, domestication of wild crops, the Green Revolution and most recently agriculture 4.0, are all phases of agricultural evolution. Yet our food system remains fragile, and it is clear that achieving food security for all in line with the Agenda 2030 goals demands further transformation towards sustainable agriculture….

IPACST Knowledge Brief series

“Intellectual property (IP) for sustainability” is more than a catchphrase in today’s knowledge economy. IP as an instrument that incentivizes innovation can play an important role in diffusing or impeding sustainable technology. The ongoing pandemic combined with the urgent need to provide solutions for the green economy need not only a rich innovation landscape but…

IPACST Advisory Board Meeting

On 10 September, the IPACST principal 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…