Frank Tietze

Professor Frank Tietze

Dr rer pol Dipl-ing oec MSc MA

Frank pursues research at the intersection of innovation, intellectual property and sustainability management. He also has a keen interest in entrepreneurship and innovation economics.

Frank Tietze

Frank teaches technology, innovation and IP management courses to graduate and undergraduate students, but also executives. He runs the 'Innovation and Strategic management of Intellectual Property' (4E1) for Cambridge engineering and ISMM students, is module leader for the MET 'Technology and Innovation Management' course and responsible for all MET 2B industrial projects.

Frank is Affiliate to the Cambridge Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law and member of the Innovation and IP research group at Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden). He is departmental editor of IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, editorial board member of World Patent Information, the leading journal in the field of Industrial Property information and documentation (IP informatics) and editorial review board member of LES Nouvelles, the journal of the Licensing Executive Society. He is editor for the CTM working paper series. Frank serves on the IP Commercialisation Committee of CIPA (Chartered Institute for Patent Attorneys) and is a member of the UKIPO Research Expert Advisory Group (REAG) for Registered Rights.

Before joining Cambridge in 2014 Frank was Assistant Professor at the Institute for Innovation Research at Kiel University (CAU), Germany oldest research centre dedicated to innovation management, where he also provided lectures to the Kiel School of Sustainability. He holds a doctoral degree in economics and social sciences from Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) and particularly the Institute for Technology and Innovation Management. Frank co-founded the venture backed start-up ARKTIK GmbH in 2008, an award-winning climate care company for compensating CO2 mobility emissions, where he was member of the executive management board until end of 2009.

Research interests

Intellectual property strategies; novel technologies for intellectual property; distributed innovation processes; and sustainability transitions