Who is behind the Lens
Dr Michael Kock
Senior Advisor, Innovation and Intellectual Property
Michael is a visionary in intellectual property and open licensing pioneer and entrepreneurial mind with over 20 years of experience and a proven international track record of creating and implementing leading intellectual property solutions and holistic innovation enabling strategies that generate outstanding results. Futuristic strategist with a unique capability in predicting tomorrow’s trends in policy and society developments from today’s signals. Trail blazer and change catalyst for transforming intellectual property models from closed exclusivity to openness and benefit sharing. Passionate, entrepreneurial out-of-the-box thinker, who pioneers new business models which enable sustainable innovations for elementary human needs especially agriculture and food security. Skilled negotiator and trust builder able to make the “impossible deal” possible. Dedicated and inspirational leader who recruits, builds, coaches, and leads high performing, diverse teams. Book author and seasoned speaker in conferences and seminars, on topics like intellectual property, licensing models, biodiversity, and innovation enabling models. Adviser to industry associations and supra-governmental organizations.