Universities are mission-driven to educate leaders of the future and also to drive an increase in human knowledge and to solve big strategic issues of our time. Whether that’s an inclusive society or successful responses to climate change, we want to help universities find the funding they need, learn how to influence the policies that regulate them, and assist the university press with its big-picture goals.
As you know, universities create a lot of intellectual property. We’re here to advise universities on making sure that their copyright is within copyright regulations, but also that they protect their copyright. We also assist with adjusting the economic concerns of universities by helping to create recurrent funding streams by utilizing their intellectual assets.
It’s also important that universities learn to talk to government departments that funds universities — we have developed professional strategies on lobbying and influencing policies, as well as sensitizing the impact of some of their activities on the university sector, especially as we move towards Open Access.