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From Science to Business – How Firms Create Value by Partnering with Universities

In today’s “knowledge-based” society, it is becoming increasingly imperative for companies to “mine” knowledge and technology generated by universities. Why? Because the outcome of such industry-university collaborations help companies create new activities and jobs.

How Open Innovation Can Help Firms During the Downturn

The benefits of open innovation during the current economic downturn have only recently been analyzed. Henry Chesbrough and Andrew Garman have recently published a Harvard Business Review article (June) on this. Wim Vanhaverbeke, Professor of Strategy and Innovation at Hasselt University, Belgium, provides some additional benefits when companies apply open innovation in a downturn, which has not been mentioned in the HBR-article.

Time to Challenge the Patent Portfolio

Many companies pay substantial yearly fees in order to protect their patents. But what business benefit do these patents really generate?