Seminar on Innovation and IP: Classroom to Boardroom

Seminar on Innovation and IP: Classroom to Boardroom


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About The Event

We are pleased to inform you that FICCI is organizing a seminar on “Innovation & IP: Classroom to Boardroom” onSeptember 27, 2016 at Hotel Taj Deccan, Hyderabad from 9.30 am to 1.40 pm followed by lunch. K & S Partners is our knowledge Partner for this event.


As you may be aware about the respective lists of Fortune 500 companies in 1955 and 2014 would reveal that 88% of the companies in the 1955 list have disappeared without a trace. Most of the companies in the 1955 list are unrecognizable, forgotten names today. Historical research shows that those companies that did not innovate were the ones that perished. Managing innovation better than its competitors is one of the main objectives of a business that wishes to survive and thrive in today’s economy. In the recent years, intellectual property rights have come to play an increasingly important role in the world economy and have started to show up more often than before in the agenda of senior executives.


Bill Gates has rightly pointed out that, “It is no longer simply the legal department’s problem CEOs must now be able to formulate strategies that capitalize on and maximize the value of their company’s intellectual property assets to drive growth, innovation and cooperative relationships with other companies”.  Universities and research institutes are establishing IP policy and IPR cells to capture innovations emanating from their research and take it to the industry. This trend highlights the unlimited opportunity for harvesting innovations by creating strategic partnerships between interested companies and academia and triggering a sustainable innovation cycle which can benefit our society as a whole.


The thought leadership program “Innovation & IP: Classroom to Boardroom” is especially designed for business leaders and academic institutions. It aims to provide a forum to discuss role of universities and research institutions as launching pads for innovation besides exploring this as a sustainable strategy to capitalize on and maximize the value of IP generated in the process. Specific topics to be covered during this "must attend" program include: 

  • How academic institutions can establish and maintain successful and robust technology licensing programs;
  • How companies can effectively leverage licensed academic technology to obtain maximum corporate value;