Posts Tagged ‘Russia’

New paper: “Global Innovation Strategies of German Hidden Champions in Key Emerging Markets”

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Working_Paper_85A new paper by Stephan Buse and Rajnish Tiwari of the Center for Frugal Innovation at the Hamburg University of Technology that examines product and market cultivation strategies employed by German mid-sized firms (“Mittelstand”) in the BRIC nations, especially China and India. The paper was preseneted at the XXV ISPIM Conference – Innovation for Sustainable Economy & Society, Dublin, Ireland on 8-11 June 2014.


Symposium on Frugal Innovations in Hamburg

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

“Mastering the Frugal Challenge: Innovating for Global Growth through Affordable Solutions”


Date: Tuesday, 19.11.2013, 9:00 – 18:00 hours
Location: Guest House of the University of Hamburg,
Rothenbaumchaussee 34, D-20148 Hamburg, German
Organizer: Center for Frugal Innovation at TIM/TUHH
Cooperation partners: German-Indian Round Table (GIRT), European Institute for Technology and Innovation Management (EITIM)
Download: Information & preliminary agenda (PDF), Registration form (PDF)

Center for Frugal Innovation @ TIM/TUHH

The inaugural symposium on frugal innovations organized by the newly-launched Center for Frugal Innovation at the Institute for Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) of Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) intends to cover upcoming key questions on global growth in both emerging as well as developed markets through affordable and good-enough solutions.


“Verlängerte Werkbank out, Innovation in”

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

Quelle: Der Standard, 06.05.2010, Wien

“Technologie wird in den Schwellenländern großgeschrieben. Und diese verbünden sich auf dem Gebiet großer Forschungs- und Entwicklungsprojekte zusehends…”

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USTR Releases 2010 Special 301 Report on Intellectual Property Rights

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

Washington, D.C. – (30.04.2010): The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) today released its annual “Special 301” Report on the adequacy and effectiveness of U.S. trading partners’ protection of intellectual property rights (IPR). The Special 301 Report provides a means for the United States to communicate its concerns about the need to protect and enforce IPR. Fighting IPR theft in overseas markets is critical to the livelihoods of the estimated 18 million Americans who work in intellectual property-intensive industries.   […]

Again this year, USTR’s Special 301 Report highlights the prominence of IPR concerns with respect to China.   

“We are seriously concerned about China’s implementation of ‘indigenous innovation’ policies that may unfairly disadvantage U.S. IPR holders. Procurement preferences and other measures favoring ‘indigenous innovation’ could severely restrict market access for American technology and products,” said Ambassador Kirk. “Creating an environment that nurtures innovation and entrepreneurship is a worthy goal, but China must maintain a level playing field.”   

The Report identifies a wide range of other serious concerns, ranging from the severe problems of piracy and counterfeiting in China, to the challenge of Internet piracy in other countries, to ongoing systemic IPR enforcement shortcomings in many trading partners.   […]


USTR reviewed 77 trading partners for this year’s Special 301 Report, and placed 41 countries on the Priority Watch List, Watch List, or the Section 306 monitoring list.   

The Special 301 designations and actions announced in the Special 301 Report are the result of close consultations with affected stakeholders, interested parties, foreign governments, and Congress, as well as discussions between interested federal agencies.   […]

Trading partners on the Priority Watch List do not provide an adequate level of IPR protection or enforcement, or market access for persons relying on intellectual property protection. China, Russia, Algeria, Argentina, Canada, Chile, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Thailand, and Venezuela are on the Priority Watch List. These countries will be the subject of particularly intense engagement through bilateral discussion during the coming year.   

Twenty-nine trading partners are on the lower-level Watch List, meriting bilateral attention to address underlying IPR problems: Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, Greece, Guatemala, Italy, Jamaica, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Spain, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.   

Paraguay will continue to be subject to Section 306 monitoring under a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding that establishes objectives and actions for addressing IPR concerns in that country.   

Our process of broad consultations is designed to ensure that Special 301 decisions are based on a robust understanding of often complex intellectual property issues and to help facilitate sound, well-balanced assessments of developments in particular countries. USTR necessarily conducts this assessment on a case-by-case basis, based on the particular facts and circumstances that shape IPR protection and enforcement regimes in specific countries. As discussed in the Report, USTR will continue to work closely with the governments of listed countries.

Source: Press release dated 30.04.2010 by Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR)

Also see:

US calls level of China copyright theft ‘unacceptable’, in: The Economic Times, 01.05.2010

U.S. Says China, Russia Among Worst Copyright, Patent Offenders, in: BusinessWeek, 30.04.2010

“Abschied vom Weltauto”

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

“Es wäre für die Hersteller so schön einfach: Nur ein Modell für alle Abnehmer produzieren. Doch gerade Wachstumsmärkte wie Russland, Indien oder China haben ihre ganz eigene Autokultur. Die Konzerne müssen umdenken.”

Ein Artikel von Margret Hucko (erschienen in der Financial Times Deutschland, 23.04.2010, S. 4)

 […] Spätestens mit der wachsenden Nachfrage aus Asien hat sich die Autoindustrie von der McDonald’s-Strategie verabschiedet. Ein Auto, das auf allen Märkten gleich aussieht, gleich fährt und gleich viel kostet, mögen die Autokunden nicht. Die Idee vom genormten Weltauto ist passé. “Ein uniformes Auto wird nie Erfolge haben”, prognostiziert Autoexperte Helmut Becker, der als Chefvolkswirt für BMW gearbeitet hat. Chinesen wollen längere Autos, Inder fordern mehr Fahrkomfort, Russen ist Sicherheit nicht so wichtig. […]
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