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Intellectual Property, Ethics & the Utilization of Academic Research in health/life sciences

at University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

The academy organized by the University of Gothenburg (UGOT) aims at conveying to participants the importance of intellectual property rights from both an ethical and a practical standpoint, especially as they apply to health sciences. Particular attention is given to analysing the norms and laws that govern the utilization of academic research in entrepreneurial ventures.

MondayIntegration of Research and Innovation
TuesdayGovernance of Projects on Research & Moral Considerations
WednesdayIntellectual Asset Mapping
ThursdayInnovation Information
FridayAcademic Value Creation

Detailed programme


The aim of the academy is to provide the researcher with a fundamental understanding of the challenges and opportunities related to the integration of research and utilization processes.

Context and training description

Successful utilization of research is based on collaboration between various actors where value is created both for society and the research community. Research results can be utilized in many ways such as through publication, open access, collaboration, licensing and venture creation among others. Furthermore, the results of research can take on many forms, including data, instructions, and inventions that is potentially relevant for utilization across both basic and applied research. Decisions regarding utilization also have an ethical dimension - for the society at large, but also for the university, the research group and the individual researcher.

This course will take participants through the process of mapping research and research projects, from identification intellectual assets to the capture and assessment of research as intellectual assets. Central to this process is the understanding of different sources of knowledge that support and strengthen research projects, the creation of societal value through economic and non-economic means, and the ethical considerations that need to be taken into account.


This training is dedicated to researchers willing to experience the challenges related to the integration of research and utilization processes through an intense accelerated academy.


10 - 14 March 2014
9 - 13 March 2015

The next academy will be organised at University of Gothenburg, in Sweden in the period of 10 - 14 March 2014. Alternative date is 9 - 13 March 2015.

Registration for 2014 is closed.