RISIS Seminar: The determinants of patenting and co-patenting with company by European universities


Istituto di comunicazione e politiche pubbliche

Data: 13 Dicembre 2023 / 12:30 - 14:00

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Presenter: Joanna Wosczak-Derlacz, University of Gdansk

Discussant: Rainer Frietsch, ISIS Fraunhofer



This study examines the determinants of patenting and co-patenting with companies by European universities. The analysis takes into account more than 400 universities from 17 countries over the period of 2011–2018. We test several determinants of the commercial activity of universities, such as prior patent activity, age, public or private nature of the institution, student enrolment (size), students per academic staff, non-academic staff per academic staff, and publication per academic staff funds structure. We estimate the two-part model with zero-inflated negative binomial regression which separately estimate the impact of the determinant on the probability of patenting (count data) and the probability of no patenting (excess zeros). The data comes from RISIS Patents merged with the database.


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