Visionaries, catalysts and leaders

06 March 2020

Perspectives from some of the many women influencing European IP and innovation

Dr. Ingrid Kelly, Technology Transfer Manager and European Patent Attorney explains the work of the Institute of Science and Technology Austria and shares her views on how innovation in Europe might be further stimulated.

Catherine Eginard, Head of Sector, H2020 – SME Instrument, talks to 4iP Council about the main highlights of the newly published SME instrument impact report. €1.5 billion is available to single applicant innovative SMEs from 2018 and 2020 through the European Commission’s SME Instrument

Shirin Elahi, partner at NormannPartners talks to 4iP Council about how innovation and patent systems might evolve.

Alice Pezard is an international arbitrator. She is also a former Judge at the French ‘Cour de Cassation’, France’s highest judiciary court, and a former President of the Chamber of Economic Regulation and Intellectual Property at the Paris Court of Appeal.

4iP Council speaks to Charlotta Ljungdahl, Vice-President for Group Intellectual Property at Air Liquide, to learn how this world leader in gases, technologies and services for industry and health innovates.

Laura MacDonald, MD at ASTP-Proton explains the need for a good ecosystem and talks about industry's increasing interest in university research

Xiaolan Fu is the Founding Director of the Oxford Technology and Management Centre for Development, Professor of Technology and International Development at Oxford University and Fellow at Green Templeton College. She is also the first mainland Chinese citizen to become a tenured professor at the University of Oxford.

4iP Council interviews Gill Smith, Group IP Director at Dyson about the company’s culture and reputation, the value of its patents and patent system success.

Tanya Ewing is an award winning Scottish entrepreneur and a successful inventor. Voted 'British Female Inventor of the Year 2008', she created the real-time energy monitor and display system called "Ewgeco" and founded a company called Tayeco to commercialise her idea.

Adrienne Corboud Fumagalli, Vice President Innovation and Technology Transfer at EPFL in Lausanne shares her experience with 4iP Council.