Each case study provides key takeaways for stakeholders in universities, other public research organisations and businesses. Overall, they demonstrate the importance of patents for technology transfer to start-ups, spin-offs and established companies.
- intellectual property | technology transfer | textile industry
- Live streaming available
- European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency
- Number of seats
- 1000 Participants
- Entrance fee
- This Webinar is offered free of charge
Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm (CET – Central European Time UTC +1) - the webinar session will open 15 minutes before the official start
Host: European IP Helpdesk and EPO Academy
Expert: Bowman Heiden, Co-Director of the Center for Intellectual Property (CIP), University of Gothenburg
Moderator: Stephanie Weber, Communication Manager, European IP Helpdesk
Level of Expertise: Intermediate
A new weaving method using composite material was the basis for the foundation of Swedish start-up Oxeon. IP rights for the technology helped to attract private investment. Oxeon also benefitted from business support from the Chalmers University of Technology entrepreneurship centre. This combination of private ownership and public innovation support led to the commercialisation of innovative textiles in the sports, industrial and aerospace sectors and the licensing of the weaving technology.
Textile for the extreme
- Combining private commercial mechanisms with informal university support can form a valuable public-private partnership for effective and efficient technology transfer.
- Capturing niche markets to build sales and brand awareness is a useful entry into larger markets with higher entry barriers.
- Involving top managers and inventors in the patent portfolio building process is vital to the strategic relevance of patent protection.
- Consider patenting further along the value chain, and protecting applications of a technology close to the consumer market, to increase the scope of patent protection and build a comprehensive control position.
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