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Intellectual Property Management and Open Innovation in Universities

at University of Gothenburg, Stockholm, Sweden


There are still many people that would consider intellectual property an impediment to openness, especially within a university setting. While this may be true in some circumstances, it is increasingly becoming clear that intellectual property is a critical tool to govern open innovation. This seminar will discuss and provide examples of how intellectual property management can play a critical role in developing open innovation in universities by facilitating both research collaborations and the utilization of research results. The goal of the seminar will be to show how university innovation systems actors as well as researchers can create greater value in their R&D activities through intellectual property management.

Learning Outcomes

The participants will learn to:

  • Identify different types of open innovation and degrees of openness
  • Understand and use intellectual property as a means to govern openness
  • Identify background and foreground intellectual property in collaborative technology development
  • Understand the use of licensing and other contractual mechanisms to manage open innovation for development and commercialization
  • Practice their new understanding on title due diligence, licensing-based business development, and open platform design


The seminar is organized by University of Gothenburg , Innovation and Entrepreneurship initiative of Sahlgrenska Academy. The University of Gothenburg is one of the major universities in northern Europe and one of the most popular in Sweden, with approximately 37000 students and cutting-edge research in a number of knowledge areas. Health is a profile area rooted in the medical research at the Sahlgrenska Academy.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, is a university initiative to gather all innovation and growth activities under one roof. It is a hub for research, education and collaboration in the field of innovation, entrepreneurship and intellectual property management.

Who should attend

The key audience is researchers, university innovation system persons, and industry actors that engage with universities. The participator should have an interest in health and life science.


0800 - 0830 Introduction to seminar
0830 - 1000 Open Innovation – An IPM Approach
1000 - 1030 Coffee Break
1030 - 1200 Case: IPM and collaborative research
1200 - 1300 Lunch
1300 - 1430 Case: IPM and the utilization of academic research results
1430 - 1500 Discussion and Evaluation