07 Giu Research project and Summer School on Innovation, Institutional Change and Intellectual Property Rights
(University of Bologna, 3rd -10th of September, 2018)
The Summer School on “Innovation, Institutional Change and Intellectual Property Rights” springs within the cooperation agreement between the University of Bologna (UNIBO) and the China University of Law and Political Science (CUPL) in research and education projects on innovation and institutional change.
In the present project these issues are focused on the enterprise undertakings – particularly the family businesses – in the perspective of the European and Chinese strategies for development and, in particular, of the OBOR strategy and its European impact. The project aims to investigate the interactions between innovation, institutional change and IPRs shaping the economic and institutional evolution which took place during the last decade and it is still in progress in EU and China.
Its purposes can be split in the following objectives: (1) to draw a joint reference framework to the second phase of globalization, and to isolate the common research questions to be explored; (2) to identify the common education needs to be fulfilled.
The Summer School implements the second objective, by organising a set of intensive courses on the innovation dynamics at the technological frontier, and on the correlated IPRs issues, which are strategic for the economic development of national economies and for the international competitiveness in the context of globalization. At the same time, the IPRs drive the technological change with respect to the skills composition of labour demand, workers’ international mobility, job polarization, inequality in income distribution.