The Center for Intellectual Property (CIP) is an interdisciplinary development center focused on knowledge-based business founded in 2000 by Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg in collaboration with industry. Today Norwegian University of Science and Technology is also a univeristy partner. CIP is located in Göteborg, Sweden and collaborates with leading persons and organization from industry, academia, and government from around the world with the mission to transform knowledge into wealth and welfare.
At CIP we believe that the competitive advantage for the future, both in a global perspective, and for the Nordic region, will depend on the national and regional capacity to create and transform knowledge into assets, property, and capital.
The importance of research and innovation is well-known in general, but the critical role that intellectual asset and property management plays in the actual creation and extraction of value is not well-understood. CIP’s goal and vision is thus to raise awareness and develop tools and capabilities in this key field to support the creation of strategies and policies for industry, academia, and government that enhances competitiveness and the standard of living in the knowledge economy.