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University of Gothenburg

Institute for Innovation and Social Change

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Telephone
Postal address
Institutet för innovation och samhällsförändring /IIS
Box 613
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting address
Institutet för innovation och samhällsförändring
Handelshögskolan
Vasagatan 1
Göteborg

Ulf Petrusson is a Professor of Law at the University of Gothenburg as well as the Director at the Institute for Innovation and Social Change at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg. In addition, Professor Petrusson is the director for the Center for Intellectual Property (CIP) and Program Director at the Intellectual Capital Management (ICM) Master program at Chalmers University of Technology/University of Gothenburg.

Professor Petrusson is engaged in research focused on law and technology with specific interest in how technology and other knowledge can be claimed and managed as assets, property, and capital in early and open innovation projects. Professor Petrusson has experience in working as a Company Lawyer/IP consultant at Göteborgs Patentbyrå AB. He is a co-founder, senior advisor and board member at CIP Professional Services Ltd, a development and business consultancy Company.

Magnus Eriksson is Deputy Director at the Institute for Innovation and Social Change (IIS) at the University of Gothenburg. Eriksson proposes how universities and other organizations can enable researchers and academic environments to promote increased utilization of research results, ideas and knowledge, as well as manage the demand for expanded collaboration with the outside world, including companies and public authorities, thus creating value and leverage for industry, universities, and society in the emerging knowledge-based economic paradigm.

Eriksson also co-manage the Sahlgrenska School of Innovation and Entreprenurship (SSIE) at Sahlgrenska Academy. At SSIE, incubation processes with the SSIE Accelerator (developed and financed by IIS) are performed, including transforming research activities into innovations, transforming tech ideas into ventures and ventures into growth firms, and transforming social challenges into social development. Thus, Eriksson is very dedicated to utilization, innovation and entrepreneurship, for instance when it comes to the process to facilitate accelerator processes and start-ups, for instance within digitalization.

Eriksson is experienced working within public and private actors, as well as in the interface between public and private actors & creating value both for the public and private sphere. One key focus is developing and securing lasting societal and business impact as well as value creation. He has a wide contact network, both nationally and internationally.

Eriksson is also engaged in educational management and research focused on strategic management with specific interest in identifying and developing business models to build sustainable businesses in relation to intellectual assets, properties and capital. He is also dedicated to the Center for Intellectual Property (CIP).

Eriksson has a proven record as a director in knowledge intensive business development and management, including working as strategy consultant and business developer; and he holds a PhD in Technology Management from Chalmers University of Technology. He also advises organizations in knowledge/ technology-intensive industries to improve their management of technology, innovation and intellectual property for increased competitiveness, profitability and growth.

Main areas of focus:

  • Utilization, Collaboration, Ethics, Social Impact and Value creation
  • Strategy and Business Models
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Knowledge based business development
  • Technology Management & Intellectual Asset Management
  • Business Acumen
  • Organizational Change & Leadership
  • Financials & Venture Capital

Contact info Magnus: +46736793354

 

Director
Ulf Petrusson
+46 31 786 1290
ulf.petrusson@handels.gu.se

 

Deputy Director

Magnus Eriksson
+ 46736793354
magnus.eriksson@gu.se