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CIP builds, maintains and manages networks of international leaders and experts in the field of knowledge-based business from industry, academia and public actors. These networks supports and interacts to the furthest extent possible with all activities promoted, supported, coordinated or managed by the center and the CIP platform. CIP has an industry partner program with key actors such as Philips, Ericsson and Nestlé, collaborating on multiple levels of education and research activities.


EPO case study about Oxeon by Bowman Heiden and Caroline Pamp

The technology transfer case studies illustrate how patents facilitate technology transfer from R&D-conducting organisations and promote market success. The examples cover a range of economic sectors, countries and types of technology transfer. Each case study provides key takeaways for stakeholders in universities, other public research organisations and businesses. Overall, they demonstrate the importance of patents for technology transfer to start-ups, spin-offs and established companies.

A new weaving method using composite material was the basis for the foundation of Swedish start-up Oxeon. IP rights for the technology helped to attract private investment. Oxeon also benefitted from business support from the Chalmers University of Technology entrepreneurship centre. This combination of private ownership and public innovation support led to the commercialisation of innovative textiles in the sports, industrial and aerospace sectors and the licensing of the weaving technology.

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CIP supports the High-growth technology business (HTB) initiative

Follow the High-growth technology business (HTB) initiative, designed for IP and business professionals, sharing expertise and best practices on IP commercialization.

Their mission is to support decision-makers in technology-driven enterprises by sharing how intellectual property can support their business. They focus on IP strategy, operational excellence, financing, and managing various strategic transactions, all underpinned by intellectual assets and best practices in IP management.

Join the Initiative to learn about upcoming events and get access to free training material.

Increasing Diversity in Innovation – Capturing America’s Lost Inventors — Virtual Conference July 26-29

Findings by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and leading researchers show that women, people of color, and veterans are significantly underrepresented as US patent inventors. All of the data indicates that the US has missed out on millions of inventors, impacting national innovation and economic growth.

On July 26-29, the US Intellectual Property Alliance and UC Berkeley will host a virtual conference bringing together the USPTO, corporate legal teams, innovators, industry associations, and key stakeholders across the country to focus on increasing engagement of underrepresented inventors.

Seats are limited so register now 

Confirmed partners include:
– Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR)
– Intellectual Property Owners (IPO)
– National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
– Santa Clara University High Tech Law Institute
– McDermott Will & Emery

CIP at IP Seminar @ Volvo Cars

Last week CIP joined our partner Volvo Cars at the IP Seminar arranged by Premier Cercle. CIPs Co-Director Bowman Heiden concluded the first day with a talk on the value of connectivity in the automotive industry and CIPs The Vera Project Manager Anna Holmberg joined int he role as Master of Ceremony. Students from CIP supported educations were also actively involved in the conference, sharing their fresh ideas with experienced leaders from the automotive industry.

Thanks to Volvo Cars, Ray Millien and Premier Cercle for having us!

CIP at Managing IP Corporate Strategy Summit 2019

Last week CIP was invited to the Managing IPs Corporate Strategy Summit 2019 in London, UK to talk about our equality and diversity project, The Vera Project. Anna Holmberg, The Vera Project Manager, did a keynote speech on the necessity of increasing equality and diversity on the IP and tech fields, and how CIP can act as catalyst for this development. She was also invited to partake in the closing panel on data management where diversity in data was also discussed.

Read more about the key note session in Managing IP’s cover.

Thanks to Managing IP and their partner Cipher for having us!

CIP at IPBC 2019 in Boston

CIP participated in Global IPBC 2019 in Boston

At this years Global IPBC, diverstiy and gender equality was put on the agenda. CIPs Anna Holmberg was invited to speak about CIPs gender equality and diversity project, The Vera Project, on one of the opneing pnaels on “Women in Dealmaking”. She was also one of the leaders of the fully booked Women in IP Board Meeting, where professionals and leaders in the IP field gathered to discuss how diversity and gender equality in the IP field can be improved.

CIPs Co-Director Bowman Heiden also spoke on the panel of IP Hall of Fame inductees and academy members, giving his view on the key developments on the global IP scene.