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Innovation and Intellectual Property Management (IIPM) Laboratory

This British Council has awarded to the IIPM Lab an India-UK partnership project that aims to design, develop, and pilot test a multidisciplinary teaching module for educating Indian graduate students on ‘Intellectual Property for Sustainability’. The project integrates learnings from the ongoing Belmont Forum and Norface funded, international and interdisciplinary research project "IPACST" ( and the domain expertise of partner institutes to teach new ways of thinking and responsibly dealing with IP for creating positive social and environmental impact rather than just economic growth.


Impact and major beneficiaries

The project will strengthen the India-UK relationship with emphasizes on educating and imparting knowledge related to managing IP for sustainability to students (future technocrats entrepreneurs, business managers, and policymakers) before entering the workforce rather than later. The project will create learning and employability opportunities for Indian students, build and strengthen the long-term IP workforce, and capability to facilitate sustainable development.

This project is funded by the British Council under its Going Global Partnerships Grant programme aimed at “India-UK partnerships for the co-creation of joint programmes of study”.


Project team

Dr Frank Tietze and Dr Pratheeba Vimalnath, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Prof Anjula Gurtoo and Dr Akriti Jain, Indian Institute of Science, India

Dr Uma Urs, Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom

Dr Revendranath Tirumalsety, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India

News & Blog articles

Welcome to Andre Hemmelder

12 July 2023

André joined the Institute for Manufacturing as a visiting PhD student in the Innovation and Intellectual Property Management Lab. His research focuses on data-driven strategic decision-making in global battery technologies, with an emphasis on geostrategic issues. Specifically, he uses data science algorithms to extract...

Welcome to Hanna Jaeschke

11 July 2023

Hanna is currently doing a 6 month research stay at the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) at the University of Cambridge. In her research, she is working at the IIPM lab on the topic of intellectual property (IP) in a Crowdfunding context. In their work, they are investigating how the signal of IP protection affects the...