Universities, User-Driven Competence Centres and Intellectual Property

les Nouvelles - Journal of the Licensing Executives Society, Volume LIV No. 2, June 2019

8 Pages Posted: 15 Jun 2019

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Martin Meyer

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Koenraad Debackere

KU Leuven - Faculty of Business and Economics (FEB)

Kevin Grant

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Jari Kuusisto

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Ortenca Kume

University of Kent - Kent Business School

Tuan Yu

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: April 30, 2019

Abstract

This paper explores how university-based research is utilised via user driven competence centres. Those centres are truly “Triple Helix born” since they bring together academic and business research(ers) in structures co-funded with public money with the explicit mission engage in user driven Triple Helix activities. It more specifically looks at where challenges in terms of the management of intellectual property present themselves. Following a brief introduction of why the centres have emerged, we present an overview of their key features and draw on empirical examples to develop a better understanding of how they operate in practice. In the final section, intellectual property experiences of two of these centres are outlined. Potential solutions are discussed.

Keywords: “use-inspired” research, higher education, Triple Helix

Suggested Citation

Meyer, Martin and Debackere, Koenraad and Grant, Kevin and Kuusisto, Jari and Kume, Ortenca and Yu, Tuan, Universities, User-Driven Competence Centres and Intellectual Property (April 30, 2019). les Nouvelles - Journal of the Licensing Executives Society, Volume LIV No. 2, June 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3380461

Martin Meyer

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Koenraad Debackere (Contact Author)

KU Leuven - Faculty of Business and Economics (FEB) ( email )

Naamsestraat 69
Leuven, B-3000
Belgium

Kevin Grant

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Jari Kuusisto

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Ortenca Kume

University of Kent - Kent Business School ( email )

Canterbury, Kent CT2 7PE
United Kingdom

Tuan Yu

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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