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Intellectual Property Management & Open Innovation in Health/Life Science

at Startup Braga, Braga, Portugal


Intellectual property is often considered as an impediment to openness. 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 explain the need for open innovation in the health/life science sector and provide examples of how intellectual property management can play a critical role in developing open innovation by facilitating both research collaborations and the utilization of research results. The goal of the seminar will be to show how health/life science firms, innovation systems actors and research groups can create greater value in their R&D activities through an intellectual property management approach to open innovation.


The participants will learn to:

  • Identify opportunities where open innovation can support research and commercial goals
  • Recognize different types of open innovation models and degrees of openness
  • Understand the use of intellectual property as a means to govern openness
  • Understand the use of licensing and other contractual mechanisms to manage open innovation for development and commercialization
  • Identify background and foreground intellectual property in collaborative technology development


  • Researchers who are interested in building utilization capabilities to strengthen their research output
  • Entrepreneurs in the life sciences who want better analytical tools to develop commercialization strategies
  • Technology Transfer Professionals who wish to enhance their holistic ability to evaluate academic research
  • University Management who want better models to support the governance of research and innovation
  • Policy Makers who wish to create better regulations and policies to support university research and innovation


Participation is free of charge. All seminar and speaker costs are carried by the EU-funded Health2Market project. Travel and hotel costs for participants cannot be reimbursed.


Registration will be open until 15 June 2015