Aocheng Tang has joined CTM as a first year PhD student, under the supervision of Dr Frank Tietze. Aocheng has obtained his MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London in 2016, and just graduated with a MPhil degree in Industrial Systems, Manufacture and Management from the University of Cambridge.
With focuses on bioeconomies and synthetic biology, his doctoral research aims to transform our understanding of which IP (Intellectual Property) management models exist, mechanisms (how) and conditions under which (when, where) they positively impact sustainability transitions.
The project brings together research from sustainability, IP and innovation management, political sciences and engineering in three core questions:
1) Which OpenIP models are relevant for sustainability transitions?
2) How do different OpenIP models accelerate the development, diffusion and adoption of sustainable innovations?
3) Under which conditions can OpenIP models accelerate sustainability transitions?