Dr Frank Tietze

Lecturer in Technology and Innovation Management at Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), University of Cambridge

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Head of Innovation and IP Management (IIPM) Laboratory
Lecturer in Technology and Innovation Management, Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge

Dr Frank Tietze is a Lecturer in Technology and Innovation Management at the Institute for Manufacturing. At the Centre for Technology Management Frank leads a research group that takes a management (firm level) perspective on Innovation and Intellectual Property. Frank pursues research at the intersection of management sciences and business (micro) economics and has a keen interest in entrepreneurship. His research has been published in international journals mainly with a focus on two themes:

  1. Innovation and Intellectual property management (IIP): Technology transactions (acquisition, exploitation/commercialisation), IP strategies, patent informatics, market intermediaries and licensing.
  2. Innovation processes of product service systems (PSS) with a focus on ownership (club and public goods) and sharing / shared use with an emphasis on sustainability.

Frank teaches innovation, technology and strategic IP management at the University’s Engineering Department and to executives. His research focuses on the strategic use of IP in innovation processes and systems. Frank has been actively conducting IP research related to the ongoing pandemic and is a steering committee member of the Open Covid Pledge. He has a particularly interest in the role of IP in sustainability transitions and is PI for the Belmont Forum/ UKRI/ GCRF/ EU funded IPACST project (www.ip4sustainability.org). He also leads a project for the European Commission to understand better IP related challenges for SMEs in open innovation projects. The POINT project has been commissioned by EISMEA, the Executive Agency that implements the European Innovation Council (EIC) and manages other EU programmes focusing on SME support, innovation and the single market.