Project aims to safeguard technology IP
A new research project has been launched by the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) to investigate how firms can acquire new technology while protecting intellectual property.
The two-year research project, called Technology Acquisition and Protection: The Links to Exploitation is being carried out by the IfM’s Centre for Technology Management (CTM).
Technology acquisition is the process by which a company acquires the rights to use and exploit a technology to improve products or services.
It has become a major issue to industry through the growth of Open Innovation projects in which firms develop new products and services based on intellectual property.
CTM will be staging a series of industrial workshops as part of the project, with the first expected in late October. The researchers (Simon Ford and Letizia Mortara) are also seeking industrial partners to take part in the research.
To find out more please contact Simon Ford, firstname.lastname@example.org
9 August 2009