OPENING IP FOR A BETTER WORLD?

    • →  Conceptions, definitions, typologies and measures for IP openness (open science, open research, open source, open access, open data, etc.)
    • →  Approaches, methods and measures for assessing the social and environmental value/impact/contributions of IP
    • →  IP openness in the context of global challenges, sustainable development goals (SDGs), sustainability transitions, carbon net zero, climate change mitigation or adaptation (CCMA) technologies, green innovation, and circular economy
    • →  Roles of IP rights not limited to patents, but also copyright, trade marks and other rights towards creating a better world
    • →  Novel models, approaches and mechanisms (bilateral or multilateral) for sharing IP, such as licensing, contracts, patent pools, open-source models, crowdsourcing and patent pledges
    • →  IP, licensing and technology transfer models, such as within and between Global North and South economies, including technology protected by trade secrets rather than patents
    • →  Differences with regards to IP as incentives for inventors and investors and licensing principles between climate change adaptation and mitigation technologies to help developing/deploying them at scale
    • →  IP challenges in sustainability transitions, i.e. substituting less sustainable technologies with new ones, e.g. phasing out fossil fuels and phasing in renewable energy
    • →  IP policy instruments, such as for achieving Carbon Net Zero/Carbon Neutrality, or to support low- and middle- income countries (LMIC) becoming (local-led) innovators for climate change adaptation technologies
    • →  IP related mechanisms to implement the Paris Agreement, in particular those in support of transfer and diffusion of CCMA technologies
    • →  Analysis of national IP policies to achieve Carbon Net Zero, or sustainability targets
    • →  IP challenges for SMEs leading Europe’s twin transitions to green and digital economies, but also for addressing global challenges and post-COVID recovery
    • →  Analysis of IP rights regimes of LMIC for facilitating SDGs
    • →  The role of IP for access vis-à-vis other factors, and its potential to increase or reduce global inequalities
    • →  The role of open data for sustainable development and sustainable entrepreneurship
    • →  The relationship between IP protection and the need to ensure the transparency and portability of personal data and the explainability of its use especially in online platforms
    • →  Open IP and licensing strategies for data-driven and sustainable business models, particularly for emerging technologies
    • →  IP challenges (e.g. tensions, uncertainties, risks) and frameworks/models/approaches to govern competition and collaboration (co-opetition), e.g. by small/large companies, incumbents/new entrants when (jointly) addressing global challenges
    • →  New datasets, measures, econometric analyses and IP analytics approaches (e.g. machine learning/artificial intelligence) for addressing global challenges, e.g. utilising Y02 patent classes