Special Issue: Accelerating Innovation: Capabilities and Systems

Guest Editors:

Lead Editor: Prof. Mats Magnusson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm

–Dr. Susanne Nilsson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm

–Prof. Mikael Samuelsson, University of Cape Town, South Africa

–Dr Paola Bellis, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

This special issue is in collaboration with the 2023 Innovation and Product Development Management Conference being held June 8–9, 2023, in Lake Como Italy. The conference will host a Special Track to present papers submitted for this call. All papers submitted to IPDMC will received feedback from SI guest editors and an experienced team to improve their quality before authors submit them to RTM. There are two ways to submit manuscripts. Please note the different timelines.

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Paul Germeraad is the editor of, a best innovation and IP practices resource. He was president of Intellectual Assets, Inc., COO of Aurigin Systems, and vice president of Corporate Research at Avery Dennison Corporation. He also held various R&D management positions at James River and Raychem Corporations. Paul has a BA from UCSD, a PhD in chemistry from UCI, and an LLB degree from La Salle Extension University. He is the past board chairman of the Industrial Research Institute (IRI’s predecessor), trustee for the Licensing Executives Society, and listed by IAM as one of the world’s 300 leading IP strategists. He holds more than 15 US patents, 24 foreign counterparts, is contributing author to two books, and has written more than two dozen articles. 

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