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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

News & Blog articles

Welcome Marcia

12 July 2024

Thanks for visiting us in Cambridge! It was very nice to see Marcia Mkansi from the University of South Africa at the IfM today. Not only is Marcia Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at the College of Economic and Management Sciences but also a serial entrepreneurial. Great fun showing her around and...

EURAM track on "Innovation for Sustainablility, Circularity and GreenTech"

2 July 2024

It was fantastic to see that the EURAM track we started back in 2018 now called "Innovation for Sustainablility, Circularity and GreenTech" has grown into a full and standing track at one of Europe's prime management conferences, this year even with seven sessions spread out across all three days. We had excellent paper...

IIPM research seminar

26 June 2024

Yesterday, we had the chance to welcome Kathy Lidell and Mateo Aboy from our Law Faculty to our weekly IIPM research seminar, who brought along a visitor from Australia. Elija Perrier , who is a researcher at the Centre for Quantum Software and Information at the University of Technology Sydney and Fellow at the Center for...