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

at University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

Magnus Eriksson, PhD

Deputy Director, Institute for Innovation and Social Change
University of Gothenburg

Magnus Eriksson has a PhD in Technology Management and is the Deputy Director at the Institute for Innovation and Social Change at the University of Gothenburg, with focus on the academic utilization on a scientific basis in order to create value for industry, universities, and society in the emerging knowledge-based economic paradigm.

Dr. Eriksson is engaged in educational management and research focused on strategic management with specific interest in identifying and developing business models to build sustainable businesses in relation to intellectual assets, properties and capital. Dr. Eriksson is also dedicated to the Intellectual Capital Management (ICM) Master Program at Chalmers University of Technology/University of Gothenburg as well as for the Center for Intellectual Property (CIP). Dr. Eriksson has a proven record as a director in knowledge intensive business development and management, including working as strategy consultant and business developer. Dr. Eriksson has also Technology of Licentiate degree in Technology Management, as well as degrees in industrial engineering and management, technology based businesses, entrepreneurship and business development.

Bowman J. Heiden, PhD

Deputy Director, CIP - Center for Intellectual Property
University of Gothenburg

Mr. Heiden is currently the Deputy Director of Center for Intellectual Property, which is a joint development center for knowledge-based business development between University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology. Previously he was Innovation Director for the Qatar Science & Technology Park, where he was responsible for driving innovation strategy and intellectual property policy. As deputy director of CIP Mr. Heiden currently manages the internationalization of the CIP platform and strategic industry relationships. His previous work at CIP involved strategic program development specifically focused on the building of collaborative innovation platforms to facilitate the creation and development of knowledge-based business. In this role Mr. Heiden has co-developed the Intellectual Capital Management Master program (ICM), which is a graduate education in knowledge-based business development and management for business, engineering, and law students. Mr. Heiden is also co-founder of the Gothenburg International Bioscience Business School (GIBBS), a graduate education that develops real bioscience ventures in an imbedded pre-incubator, and CIP Professional Services, which provides IP and business development services to both established firms and technology start-ups. Mr. Heiden has also developed CIP FORUM, which has grown to one of the leading knowledge-based business events worldwide. Current interests include the development of next generation university innovation systems and IP-based open platforms in the telecommunication sector.

Mr. Heiden holds degrees in engineering and technology management and his PhD work is in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship with a focus on intellectual property and open innovation knowledge-based sectors. Mr. Heiden currently resides in Göteborg Sweden with his wife and two small children. Before turning his focus to the field of knowledge-based business, Bo played professional basketball in a number of European countries.

Ulf Petrusson, PhD

Director, Institute for Innovation and Social Change
University of Gothenburg

Ulf Petrusson is a Professor of Law at the University of Gothenburg as well as the Director at the Institute for Innovation and Social Change at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg. In addition, Professor Petrusson is the director for the Center for Intellectual Property (CIP) and Program Director at the Intellectual Capital Management (ICM) Master program at Chalmers University of Technology/University of Gothenburg.

Professor Petrusson is engaged in research focused on law and technology with specific interest in how technology and other knowledge can be claimed and managed as assets, property, and capital in early and open innovation projects. Professor Petrusson has experience in working as a Company Lawyer/IP consultant at Göteborgs Patentbyra AB. He is a co-founder, senior advisor at CIP Professional Services Ltd, a development and business consultancy company. He is a member of boards including one at the Swedish Patent and Registration Office. Professor Petrusson is also active in executive training activities both in Sweden and internationally. He is also a member of international networks including The Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), and The Swedish Network for Innovation and Technology Transfer Support (SNITTS).