The (Re)new(ed) Ethics of Utilization: Using IAM to create value from academic research

Seminar for academic staff


9.6.2020 10.00 – 11.30




Free of charge

Ilmoittautuminen päättynyt 8.6.2020




What is the goal of research/researchers?
• How much taxpayer’s money should be spent on research?
• How should we measure the impact of research?
• Who should own the results of publicly funded research? Does it matter?

• Is utilization more difficult than research?
• Is patenting more ethical than publishing?
• Who should take responsibility for university utilization?


10.00 Welcome and short introduction to IPRonline platform and open courses
Jorma Lehtonen, Patent and Registration Office

10.15 The (Re)new(ed) Ethics of Utilization: Using IAM to create value from academic research.
Bowman Heiden, Center for Intellectual Property, CIP

11.15 Questions and conversation

11.30 Closing

Visiting lecturer Bowman J. Heiden

Co-Director, CIP – Center for Intellectual Property
UGOT | Chalmers | NTNU

 Visiting Professor, School of Engineering

Visiting Scholar, Hoover Institution
Stanford University

Dr. Heiden is currently the Co-Director of the Center for Intellectual Property (CIP), which is a joint center for knowledge-based business development between University of Gothenburg, Chalmers University of Technology, and the Norwegian University for Science and Technology. He is also a Visiting Professor at UC-Berkeley, a Visiting Scholar at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and a member of the European Commission High-Level Expert Group on Standard Essential Patents. In addition, he directs the Impact Accelerator at the Sahlgrenska School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship where he is also the Program Director of the interdisciplinary master’s program.

Previously he was Innovation Director for the Qatar Science & Technology Park, where he was responsible for driving innovation strategy and intellectual property policy. Over the past ten years, Dr. Heiden has managed over 100 innovation projects with industry, university research institutes, healthcare providers, and start-up ventures.

As Co-Director of CIP, Dr. Heiden currently manages the internationalization of the CIP platform and strategic collaborations with industry and university partners. In this role, Dr. Heiden has co-founded and developed the Intellectual Capital Management (ICM) and Business Creation and Entrepreneurship in Biomedicine (BCEB) master’s level programs, CIP FORUM, the Business of Intellectual Property executive program, and the CIP Internship Program.

Dr. Heiden holds degrees in engineering, technology management, and economics, and his research is at the interdisciplinary interface of economics, law, and innovation, in particular, intellectual property and open innovation in knowledge-intensive sectors. Before turning his focus to the field of knowledge-based business, Dr. Heiden played professional basketball in a number of European countries.


IPR University Center in co-operation with Patent and Registration Office



Please register no later than Monday 8.6.2020 at 9 pm.

You will receive a link to the online platform and password to the materials. There is no need for installation or registration to take part to the lecture.

You will need the internet connection. Google Chrome is the recommended browser, other browsers does not have full support.

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