Knowledge Associates International Ltd, based in Cambridge UK, and Bernstein Technologies GmbH, based in Munich, Germany, have formed a partnership to combine their expertise to uniquely offer individuals, teams and entire organizations better ways to manage their knowledge assets / intellectual property portfolios using blockchain technologies.
Over the years, Knowledge Associates have developed much knowledge and expertise to identify, manage, develop and apply valuable intangible knowledge assets to achieve strategic organizational objectives. Furthermore, with the recent introduction of ISO Global Standards for asset management, quality management and, expected in 2018, a Global ISO knowledge management Standard, effective implementation methods and tools have been embedded in a distributed KNOW-LEDGER Platform, hosted by Google Global Cloud Services.
Says Ron Young, CEO Knowledge Associates: "We are very excited because, for many years, we have been concerned that the instruments developed from an Industrial Economy mindset, to protect intellectual property, like patents and copyrights etc, have been inadequate for a dynamic, fast to market, distributed, and innovative global Knowledge Economy. Well managed knowledge assets are the currency for future wealth. The knowledge and technologies from Bernstein, uniquely combined with ours, provide the much-needed knowledge protection and management instruments, with immutable audit trails and enforceable measurements".
The enhanced service to manage knowledge assets and intellectual property through the blockchain will be available to interested parties in December/January 2018 to trial and fully launched at the International Conference on Knowledge Asset Management at Kings College, Cambridge, UK on 17/18th April 2018.