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Innovation and Intellectual Property Management (IIPM) Laboratory

We are pleased to announce our new GOCIA project (Governing Climate Innovation – Africa) jointly funded by the EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) Strategic Impact Partnerships Fund as well as the Policy Support Fund.

GOCIA addresses the pressing need for governance solutions for African climate adaptation innovation that ensure its appropriate protection, the inclusive sharing of its benefits and its ability to attract investment. Despite a contribution to 2-4% of global greenhouse gas emissions, Africa is the most vulnerable continent to the climate crisis and develops world-leading innovation in adapting to climate change. International climate policy and science – namely UNFCCC and IPCC – has recognized the key importance of internationally disseminating this body of knowledge but existing Intellectual Property Rights systems and trade regulations risk blocking access to and misappropriating African climate knowledge.


Project contact: Dr Sara Serradas O'Holleran

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Congratulations to Max

8 February 2024

And here comes another soon-to-be IIPM alumni. Congratulations to Maximilian Elsen, who successfully completed his viva on Friday, 26th January. In his research he The title of his PhD thesis is "Inventions in Climate Technologies - A Patent Analysis". His research addresses the complexities involved in identifying and...

First IIPM alumni gathering

8 February 2024

Just in time before Christmas, on 12 December 2023 the IIPM Lab hosted its first ever hybrid alumni gathering. It was a great pleasure to see so many former postdocs, PhD students and visitors again and hear their updates on what they are currently doing and where they work. It was very nice to see that several have...

Welcome to the team

8 February 2024

A very warm welcome to Melanie Martini, who joins us from the Fraunhofer Institute for Technological Trend Analysis INT . Melanie is also a PhD student at RWTH Aachen. Her research focuses on patent data usage for trend analysis. While being in Cambridge we are working together on a project using patent data to identify...