IPACST project update


Cambridge Global Challenges (CGC) and IPACST join hands

The IPACST (Intellectual Property Models for Accelerating Sustainability Transitions) project team is delighted to announce the joining of the Cambridge Global Challenges (CGC), University’s Strategic Research Initiative (SRI), as a co-operation partner to the project. CGC will take active role providing expert inputs on the sustainable implementation of the research outcomes from the IPACST project to potential beneficiaries especially in the developing countries. We very much look forward to working with the CGC, particularly with Dr Sara Serradas Duarte, to make this engagement mutually beneficial. We also perceive this as an opportunity to strengthening the links between the CTM and the CGC.

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STIM 2020 project - Pilot testing IPACST’s case study approach using visual maps

On the research front, the IPACST team (including researchers from the UK, Germany, Sweden and India) is jointly developing and pilot testing an integrated workshop styled approach using visual maps for capturing and studying the interactions among the evolution of IP strategy, business model and sustainability impacts (environmental, social and economic) of a company. The visual maps approach was presented at the ‘STIM 2020 Programme Launch Meeting’ for feedback from the industry practitioners. Subsequent to the valuable inputs received and the interests shown by the STIM participants, a STIM 2020 project is proposed to pilot test this approach with the interested STIM companies.


Successful DAAD funding

Funding application submitted to the DAAD-University of Cambridge Research Hub for German Studies, inviting Dr. Viola Prifti, a German legal academic specialized in the law and economic aspects of intellectual property, has been successful. Viola Prifti is a research fellow at the HTW-Berlin, also working for the IPACST project. During her visit to CTM for a month starting from 1 April 2020, Viola will work with Frank Tietze and Pratheeba Vimalnath, to analyse case studies conducted for the IPACST project with companies in Germany and in the United Kingdom.

Date published

6 December 2019

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