CambridgeIP’s Ilian Iliev co-authored a working paper published by Cambridge-based Climate Strategies exploring technology transfer patterns between developed and emerging economies. Patents are important in stimulating innovation, but also in facilitating technology transfer and the diffusion of best practices. The authors focused on the Clean Coal industry as a location of increasing levels of international technology transfer. In conjunction with Climate Strategy researchers and leading industry experts, CambridgeIP developed a novel patent dataset representing 7,752 patents in four areas of clean coal technology. The dataset was used to quantify international collaboration trends between major industrial corporations, Universities and other participants in the industry. Among other findings, the analysis revealed the growing importance of the Chinese economy as both a destination for patenting activities by assignees in other economies and increasingly important location of innovation: as revealed by geographic location of inventors.
The working paper is part of Climate Strategies’ International Support for Domestic Climate Policies (ISDCP) project, led by Dr. Karsten Neuhoff at Cambridge University. Climate Strategies aims to assist governments in solving the collective action problem of climate change. Its supporters include the Carbon Trust, European Climate Foundation, EU governments and other stakeholders.
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