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What academic research can gain from the pitch competition format

Pitch competitions are short, intense events in which teams compete to solve challenges set by organisers. They offer the possibility to explore innovative solutions in a relatively compressed time-frame and with limited resources. They have been widely used in the technology, design and business worlds to generate and rapidly prototype new ideas. How might academic researchers benefit from the pitch competition format, either as organisers or as participants ourselves? And how can these events be improved to promote interdisciplinary collaboration and knowledge exchange? Over the past year, colleagues and I in CREATe have experimented with the pitch competition format. We have used it to engage with external communities of software developers, artists, designers and entrepreneurs. For example, in 2016 we … Continue reading

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Published today: consequences of defining the public domain in economic terms

CREATe researcher Kris Erickson has today published an article in the open access Nordic Journal of Applied Ethics. The article reviews literature from law and economics which defines the public domain in economic terms. This approach to the public domain has become common post-Gowers with the political turn toward evidence-based IP policymaking. Public interest justifications for a vibrant public domain have been shifted to the background while a focus on economic efficiency, innovation and growth have achieved prominence. Advocating for wider consideration of the public interest in defining the public domain, Erickson finds a range of justifications which may evade current economic approaches: ‘There are a range of public interest reasons for safeguarding and expanding a copyright public domain. It … Continue reading

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Openness, IP & Innovation Workshop: Event Summary and Presentations

On 16th March we welcomed visiting scholars Stefan Haefliger (Cass Business School, London), Natacha Estèves (Sciences Po, Paris) and Rufus Pollock (Open Knowledge) to share their insights and recent work on the theme of openness, innovation and IP. The half-day workshop prompted vigorous discussion between the guests and participants about this emerging area of interdisciplinary research. Below, I have summarised the presentations given by the speakers and provided links to access presentation materials for those who were unable to attend on the day. In my introduction to the event, I highlighted what I think are three disciplinary attempts to engage with the link between openness and innovation. The first of these comes from science and technology studies (STS) and in … Continue reading

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CREATe Visiting Speaker Events, 15th – 16th March 2016

  Continuing the tradition of hosting visiting academic speakers in March, this year CREATe will host a suite of events around the theme of ‘Openness, IP and Innovation’. From the 15th to the 16th March 2016 we will welcome visiting scholars Stefan Haefliger (Cass Business School, London), Natacha Estèves (Sciences Po, Paris) and Rufus Pollock (Open Knowledge) to share their insights and recent work on the research theme. Colleagues and students from other disciplines are warmly invited to take part in the discussions, which promise to be stimulating. This resource page provides details on the events, the speakers, as well as how to book spaces. For general enquiries please contact Dr. Kris Erickson (LKAS Fellow, School of Law).

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How crowdsourcing might solve the astronomical challenge of copyright clearance

Memory institutions across Europe hold millions of documents and works of art that they would like to make digitally available. But the cost of clearing copyright in each one presents costs that many institutions can’t overcome. CREATe researchers are involved in a new project to explore how crowdsourcing can help museums and archives search for rightsholders and clear permission to use these works. The project, titled ‘Enhancing access to 20th Century cultural heritage through Distributed Orphan Works clearance’ (EnDOW) is led by Professor Maurizio Borghi at Bournemouth University. The research team consists of investigators from Bournemouth University (CIPPM), Bocconi University Milan (ASK), University of Glasgow (CREATe) and the University of Amsterdam (IViR). Taking lessons from two successful crowdsourcing initiatives in … Continue reading

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Professor Chris Buccafusco Public Lecture: Experiments on Creativity

On Tuesday 10 March, visiting scholar Christopher Buccafusco (IIT Chicago-Kent) delivered a public lecture as part of CREATe’s March line-up of events. His highly stimulating and compelling presentation took place in the suitably arranged Humanities Lecture Theatre at the University of Glasgow. The audience included colleagues from across law, business, management, economics, art history, as well as IP students from the Law School’s LLM programme.

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