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WHAT’S INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GOT TO DO WITH SUSTAINABILITY?

12:30pm-1:30pm on Saturday 19 March

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Department of Engineering, LT2, Trumpington Street, CB2 1PZ

This talk with Dr Frank Tietze is part of the Department of Engineering’s Community Open Day.

Intellectual property (IP) - not only patents - is key in today’s knowledge economy. Many of the most valuable firms and those that are ambitious wanting to grow large rely on IP. This is more obvious in some industries that others. For instance, newspapers and other media outlets have widely covered the so called ‘patent wars’ some years ago. However, IP is hugely important also for companies developing and scaling-up sustainable technologies, products and services, such as those developed by some of the University spin-outs (e.g. Xampla developing “natural alternatives to single-use plastic”).

To achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, global challenges and address Climate Change we need to fade-out unsustainable solutions replacing them by quickly fading-in more sustainable alternatives. This talk will bring to light where IP is hidden in innovative sustainable, but everyday products that contribute to transitions to sustainability. The talk draws on findings from our research, e.g. the IPACST project (www.ip4sustainability.org).

Booking/Registration is: REQUIRED

Additional Information

Age: Adults, Young Adults 12 – 18
Format: Talk
Timing: In person
Cost: Free
Event Capacity: 100
Theme: Discovery
Accessibility: Step-free access, Accessible toilet, Full access

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