The 5th “IP Management @ Universities” (IP 2015) was held at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul on 15th and 16th October, 2015 in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), European Patent Organization (EPO) and the Turkish Patent Institute (TPE).

This year’s IP 2015 conference’s focus was on “IPR From The Investors’ Perspective”. ACT was a sponsor and actively participated in the event. Mr. Okan Kara, one of ACT’s Managing Partners also gave a presentation at the panel titled “Best Practices: European Investment Fund  – IPR in Successful Technology Transfer Accelerator Funds session”, explaining their primary objectives, selection criteria, and investment process to over 250 participants from universities, start-ups, and industry.

The conference hosted many local and international opinion leaders from including the European Investment Fund, Boğaziçi University Alumni Association Business Angels (BUBA), Intellectual Ventures’ Invention Development Fund (IDF), Stanford Research Institute (SRI), GE Ventures, TUBITAK, Borsa Istanbul (Istanbul Stock Exchange), ASTP-Proton, Thomson Reuters (TSE:TRI), , and Sintef TTO & SINTEF Venture IV, International Intellectual Property Institute.

Further information is available at the conference website:

http://www.ipconference.boun.edu.tr