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

Institute of Communication and Public Policy

Date: 13.12.2023 / 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 Europeanuniversities. The analysis takes into account more than 400 universities from 17 countries over theperiod 2011–2018. We test several determinants of the commercial activity of universities such asprior patent activity, age, public or private nature of the institution, students enrolment (size),students per academic staff, non-academic staff per academic staff, publication per academic staffand funds structure. We estimate two-part model with zero-inflated negative binomial regressionwhich estimate separately the impact of the determinant on the probability of patenting (countdata) and probability of no patenting (excess zeros).The data comes from RISIS Patents merged withETER database.


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