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Design Driven Innovation: The VORWERK Thermomix

A revolution in Europe’s kitchens took place when the Thermomix TM5 was launched in September 2014 to replace its predecessor, the TM31, which had already been on the market since 2004. The TM5 represents Vorwerk’s digital transformation. Not only is ...

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Case Study: Signify and the SAILS Methodology Approach. 3rd module of the MIPLM 2021/22

The SAILS approach was originally developed as a road-mapping tool for analyzing disruptive threats to a company’s business model. SAILS is an acronym and stands for the initials of the individual methodological building blocks: (S) Standards, (A) Arc ...

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IP Lessons from Vintage Tech

All IP is not valuable IP. In industry there are three essential components to valuable technical IP, i.e., Technology, Legal and Market. The latter one happens to be perhaps the prime reason why IP rights exist in the first place. As seen in FIG. 1, ...

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Did they really patent this use case? – Example: Streaming industry

The global video streaming market size is expected to reach in 2022 USD 932 billion. The growing fondness towards streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and others can have a tremendous impact on the market growth in the forthcoming year ...

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Follow-up to the NIPMO Colloquium: Driving innovation and positioning Intellectual Property commercialisation for a better and inclusive South Africa at 23-24.02.2022

The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition of the Republic of South Africa (dtic), in partnership with the Department of Science and Innovation, through the National Intellectual Property Management Office (NIPMO), the Companies and Intellectua ...

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Technological Adoption & Innovation for SMEs: Towards a Smart IP Strategy

1. Introduction Relatively all major businesses in today’s world have one thing in common, with this thing in common being that they started out small. Jeff Bezos started operating Amazon from his Seattle garage. Bill Gates and Paul Allen also started ...

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How to improve SMEs IP capabilities with prediagnosis: New research project at MIPLM

Numerous studies have shown that the contribution of SMEs concerning innovation performance is important for the European economy. At the same time, empirical data shows insufficient and incomplete use of IP by many SMEs in Europe. Although the releva ...

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3 moves to design a winning strategy!

A strategy for collaboration, particularly when innovating together, must consider the manner in which Intellectual Property is distributed within such a collaboration. In this blogpost we share some tools and tips on how to build a tailored, simple t ...

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Biotechnology in colors and biotechnological patents in Chile

Back in 2001, the OECD defined biotechnology as “the application of science and technology to living organisms as well as parts, products and models thereof, to alter living or non-living materials for the production of knowledge, goods and services”. ...

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Strategies and tools for launching successful tech ventures revealed in new book: Technology Entrepreneurship – Bringing innovation to the marketplace

The book combines comprehensive knowledge with applied skills to strategically transform innovations into viable businesses for commercial or social ends and provides researchers and students of Business, Science, Technology and Engineering discipline ...

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