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SEMINARS - Trainer

Intellectual Property Management and Open Innovation in Universities

at University of Gothenburg, Stockholm, Sweden

Bowman J. Heiden

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.