Dr. Heiden is a Scholar at C-IP2 and currently the Executive Director of the Tusher Initiative for the Management of Intellectual Capital at the Haas School of Business at UC-Berkeley. He is also the Co-Director of the Center for Intellectual Property (CIP) in Gothenburg, Sweden, and the co-chair of the Technology, Innovation, and Intellectual Property program at the Classical Liberal Institute at the NYU School of Law. Dr. Heiden has co-founded and developed the Dynamic Competition Initiative (DCI), the Increasing Diversity in Innovation (IDII) initiative, the Intellectual Capital Management (ICM) master’s program, CIP FORUM, the Business of Intellectual Property executive program, and the CIP Internship Program.
Previously Dr. Heiden was Innovation Director for the Qatar Science & Technology Park, where he was responsible for driving innovation strategy and intellectual property policy. Over the past ten years, Dr. Heiden has managed over 100 innovation projects with industry, university research institutes, healthcare providers, and start-up ventures.
Dr. Heiden holds degrees in engineering, technology management, and economics, and his research is at the interdisciplinary interface of economics, law, and innovation, in particular, intellectual property and open innovation in knowledge-intensive sectors. Before turning his focus to the field of knowledge-based business, Dr. Heiden played professional basketball in a number of European countries.