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The Center for Intellectual Property (CIP) is an interdisciplinary development center focused on knowledge-based business founded in 2000 through a collaboration of academia and industry. CIP promotes an international network, collaborating with leading persons and organizations from industry, academia, and government from around the world with the mission to transform knowledge into wealth and welfare.


The CIP FORUM is CIP’s flagship event where partners, colleagues, alumni, and invited guests to gather to address the key industry, university, and policy challenges of the transformation to a knowledge economy. The event has been held on nine occasions since 2001 with the next event scheduled for December 9-11, 2021 (and virtually) 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 local 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 industry partners, academia, and policymakers that will be carried out and presented in the next event. This year’s event will be a mix of in-person and online sessions with the option of going completely online depending on the coronavirus situation.