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Industrial Research and Innovation: Evidence for Policy. This policy brief addresses the results of the fifth European Conference on Corporate R&D and Innovation, CONCORDi 2015, on ‘Industrial Research and Innovation: evidence for policy’. Taking stock from the underlined background issues, the document presents the main evidence-based insights for policy drawing upon the contributions and debates. It also highlights the main implications for industrial and innovation policies making Read more

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EURAS Conference 2015

By organizing an annual conference, the European Academy of Standardization (EURAS) brings together experts in standardization from different disciplinary backgrounds. Representatives from industry, politics and science discuss current topics and present latest research work related to standards and standardization in order to improve co-operation in this field. This year’s EURAS conference was hosted by Dansk Standard at their beautiful seaside headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Read more

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Best Research Paper Nomination in Norway

12th ISCRAM Conference, Kristiansand, Norway, 27 Mai 2015: The contribution from Dr. Simone Wurster (TU Berlin) and Prof. Michael Klafft (Jade University and Fraunhofer FOKUS) was nominated for the Best Long Research Paper Award and presented at the plenary session of the conference. ISCRAM (International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management) is one of the biggest conferences worldwide in this topic. The paper was written within the framework of the ENSURE Read more

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Professor Blind and IPlytics CEO Tim Pohlmann discuss at the Standards Your Innovation Bridge Conference in Brussels

  Professor Blind and IPlytics CEO Tim Pohlmann were invited speakers at the first EU Conference On Standards: Your Innovation Bridge hosted and organized by CEN/CENELEC in Brussels. The goal of the conference was bringing together experts from industry, research and policy organizations to explore and discuss the role of standards and patents in research and innovation. Several speakers presented their experiences in linking the patent and standard world to show how each one is Read more

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EURAS Conference 2014

Once again the European standardization community met at the EURAS conference to discuss recent developments within the field of standardization. This years’ EURAS was held in Serbia under the theme ‘Cooperation among standardisation organisations and the scientific and academic community’. The conference was kindly hosted by the Faculty of Organizational Science of the University of Belgrade which provided plenty of opportunity for discussing standardization issues in Read more

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3rd French-German Round Table on Intangibles and Knowledge in Paris

The French–German Round Table on intangibles and knowledge assets is a research and policy initiative by two major universities in the two countries (as well in Europe) – The University Paris-Sud and Heidelberg University – who decided to join their recent and on-going research efforts, in order to: Come up with conceptual instruments; Provide a stimulating platform for research and action for progress among different stakeholders in France and Germany; Contribute, more generally, Read more

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2013 Patent Statistics for Decision Makers Conference in Rio de Janeiro

The 2013 conference “Patent Statistics for Decision Makers” in Rio de Janeiro Brazil was a fantastic opportunity for researchers and policy makers to share their knowledge about intellectual property (IP) and to address the IP world of tomorrow. Hosted by the OECD, EPO, WIPO, INPI, and the Brazilian government, the conference covered a broad range of topics: IP strategies, IP and economic performance, patents and human capital mobility, green patenting, patent systems, and the geography Read more

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Standards education essential for the western world to stay competitive compared with Asia

This was a statement at a panel on standards education at the 8th international IEEE-SIIT conference which took place 24-26 September 2013 in Sophia Antipolis, France. The panelists included Yatin Trivedi, Chair of the IEEE Standards Education Committee, Synopsys, US, Dr. Simone Wurster, TU Berlin, Doede Bakker, Leader of the CEN/CENELEC/ESTI Joint WG on Education about Standardisation, BE and Michael Wood, President of Capitol College, US. Panel discussions pointed out the need for standards Read more

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Paris calling – Patent researchers meet at EPIP 2013

This year’s EPIP (European Policy for Intellectual Property) Conference took place in Paris from September 4th,2013 until September 6th, 2013. The Technical University Berlin was represented by four researchers, namely Professor Knut Blind, Sören Petersen, Jakob Marquard and Julius Rauber. While Mr. Marquard and Mr. Rauber presented a paper regarding the protection instruments for companies’ inventions with a special focus on strategic publications, Mr. Petersen showcased the latest Read more

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Launch of the Global Innovation Index 2013

As part of my six months research stay at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), an agency of the United Nations, I had the privilege to work on the 2013 Global Innovation Index. Two weeks ago, on July the 1th, Johnson Cornell University, INSEAD and the WIPO launched together with their knowledge partners Booz & Company, the Confederation of Indian Industry, du and Huawei the sixth edition of the Global Innovation Index (GII). The report was presented by Ban Ki-moon, Read more

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