Role of International Universities in Generating Green Technologies

V, Lourden Selvamani; Arul, P G ; C, Dhilipan

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to analyse the participatory role of universities in generating green patent in the transport segment. The study utilizes the World Intellectual Property Organizations (WIPO) product International Patent Classification (IPC) green inventory patent and patent scope database for the period from 1970 to 2018 for 152 contracting states. We found that patent applications had been growing around the world, but at a slower phase. At present 756 universities are actively generating green patents particularly universities from China. In aggregate Universities applied 6108 PCT applications and national patents in the category of transport environmentally sound technologies. This research contributes to the evidence on the role of universities in sustainable development.

Keyword(s)

Green patents; sustainable transport; sustainable development; patenting; green technologies; IPC Code; WIPO

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