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Webinar World IP Day launch

April 26 is World IP day and it aims to promote Intellectual property and the management of IP as a benefit to society as well as an engine that fuels innovation.

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Monday 26 April 2021,  at 15:00 - 16:00




CiFOOD and Rajiv Vaid Basaiawmoit

IP is often relegated to the legal departments or Tech Transfer Departments and most researchers, let alone students, consider IP and especially Patents and Patent databases as a valuable resource rich in information that may guide their R&D efforts or commercialization efforts. 

Did you know that (citing Donald et al., 2018) In the patent literature, over two-thirds of technical information that is disclosed in a medical subfield did not appear in scientific journals and Bregonje reported that more than 50% of information in some chemistry disciplines was disclosed only in the patent literature. For example, a high-performance palm portable chemical detection instrument, which can be considered a groundbreaking invention for disease diagnosis, was introduced to the patent literature 3 years prior to being reported in a scientific journal in 2009”. 

The Serious Game “LeapInTime: A PatentGame” intends to help you understand the patent architecture. 

In this trailer release, you can meet the game designers and hear first-hand what it takes to develop a serious game in a serious topic such as intellectual property and give you a prelude to the formal release of the game this summer.

The game was developed with support from EIT Food, Aarhus University in partnership with University of Warsaw, Biosymfonix and Grendel Games 

Project lead: Dr. Rajiv V. Basaiawmoit, Sci-Tech Head of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, AU

Consortium members:

  • EIT FOOD: Dr. Maarten Van Der Kamp, Director EIT Food Education
  • AU FOOD: Prof. Milena Corredig, Head of CIFOOD
  • University of Warsaw: Asst. Prof. Michal Mijal, Dept. of Organization Theory & Methods
  • Biosymfonix: Dr. Taru Deva, Chief Executive Wizard & Gamification consultant
  • Project sub-contractor: Grendel Games (Lead Game Designer: Tristan Lambert)