Guest Lecture by Prof. Dr. Klaus Töpfer on 14 November at the TU Berlin

Guest Lecture within the course “Sustainable Innovation“ on Sustainable Development, Innovation and Societal Transformation by Prof. Dr. Klaus Töpfer Former Federal Minister of the Environment, Former Executive Director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNEP) and Former Executive Director of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) Date & Time: 14.11.2017, 12h – 14h Location: Main Building, TU Berlin, Room H0111 Organized by Dr. Rainer Quitzow Chair of Read more

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Cloud Computing Patent Litigation on the Rise

A recent study reveals that US patent litigation on cloud technologies has been increasing by 700% over the past 4 years (figure 1). This drastic surge of litigation was mainly driven by so called PAEs “patent assertion entities”. PAEs purchase patents, e.g. from a bankrupt firm, and then sue other companies by claiming that one of their products or technologies infringes on the purchased patent (figure 2). [caption id="attachment_1094" align="alignnone" width="584"] Figure1: Number of Read more

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Final Workshop Innovation in Emerging Economies

The aim of the workshop is to generate new and policy oriented empirical evidence and new conceptual understanding of technology upgrading and innovation in emerging economies. We intend to deepen the knowledge about BRICS economies as well as less researched emerging economies. 13 – 14 July 2017 Technical University Berlin Berlin, German Program and further information: http://www.inno.tu-berlin.de/menue/research/projects/final_workshop/ 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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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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Chancellor Angela Merkel announces new High Tech Strategy

The 25th version of the 2014 weekly podcast of Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, was dedicated to future technologies and the research and education environment in Germany. Anne-Marie Großmann, researcher at the Chair of Innovation Economics, asked Mrs Merkel about the future for jobs in Germany, the internal competitiveness of German universities and the agenda for future research. Mrs Merkel emphasized that the High Tech-Strategy is now being extended to an Innovation Strategy, which 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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