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iLINC Best Practice Sharing Event

The third Best Practice Sharing Event of the iLINC Network took place on 18 and 19 May 2015 in Berlin. With the objective of establishing a European network of law incubators that bridge ICT Entrepreneurs and Start-ups with Law Students, iLINC was established as a project funded by the European Commission under Seventh Framework Programme.

iLINC has four Core Partners who are responsible for establishing the network: Queen Mary University of London, the Universities of Amsterdam and KU Leuven, and the Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research. The Brooklyn Law Incubator and Policy (BLIP) Clinic from Brooklyn Law School has been an invaluable source of inspiration as an Associate Partner and is helping to establish iLINC as part of global network of law incubators together with EshipLaw in the US. More information can be found on


Monday, 18 Mai 2015 at betahaus Berlin, Prinzessinnenstrasse 19-20, 10969 Berlin

13:00 – 13:30Welcome
iLINC’s Achievements to Date
13:30 – 15:10Berlin Clinics in Action: exploring interdisciplinary potential
Chair: Max von Grafenstein

  • Overview of Startup Clinics
  • Startup “Crowdee”, Helping start-up address their legal and further challenges – practical experiences
  • Clinic Expert Session: Names, Brands, Trademarks –
    enabling and securing growth for Startups
  • Knowledge Base – an overview
  • Q&A Session Entrepreneuship-Team
15:40 – 17:00Startups and Research with the interdisciplinary touch
Chair: Wolfgang Schulz

  • Enabling and hindering aspects of the startup process
  • Startup development: an interdisciplinary model that reflects reality
  • Research example: effects of data protection law on innovation processes  in Startups – a study on the example of the principle of purpose limitation
  • Startup “”Crowdflow””: How can policy
    learn from law clinic experiences  and
 17.15 – 18.00 Reflection and Wrap-up

Tuesday, 19 May 2015 at Huboldt Carré, Behrenstraße 42, 10117 Berlin

9.30 – 9.35Welcome
9.35 – 10.00Building and Shaping the iLINC Vision
Chair: John Cummins

  • iLINC Thought/Practice Leadership
  • Communication and Collaboration with and beyond the iLINC Network
  • Building/Expanding the iLINC Network for future Sustainability
10.00 – 10.50iLINC and Thought Leadership
Chair: Peggy Valcke

  • Progress on deliverables for Work Package 1
  • ‘Thought Leadership’ – A US Perspective and with a focus on policy
  • Research example: effects of data protection law on innovation processes  in Startups – a study on the example of the principle of purpose limitation
  • Startup “”Crowdflow””: How can policy
    learn from law clinic experiences  and
 11.20 – 12.10 iLINC and Practice Leadership – Legal services
Chair: Ian Walden

  • Progress on deliverables for Work Package 2
  • Virtual clinic development
  • Collaborating with the Business School
 12.10 – 13.00 iLINC and Practice Leadership – Student Experience
Chair: Nico Van Eijk

  • Progress on deliverables for Work Package 3
  • Student exchange case study – 2-day visit by LLM students from the University of Oslo to qLegal
  • Collaborating with the Business School
14.00 – 14.45iLINC Communication and Collaboration
Chair: Wolfgang Schulz

  • iLINC Portal Update – Status and objectives
  • Virtual collaboration case study the joint webinar on intellectual property with ICT2B
14.45 – 15.30 Building the iLINC Network
15.30 – 16.00 Reflection and Wrap-up

This is not a public event, participation is on invitation only.


This is an event in the series of Best Practice Sharing Events by the EU-funded iLINC Netzwork. Proceeding the first two Best Practice Sharing Events 2014 in London and Amsterdam, the Hans Bredow Institute together with the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society welcomes the network members to the third event within this series in Berlin. We also thank the Bithouse for their friendly support.

Event date

18.05.2015 - 19.05.2015 ical | gcal


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Wolfgang Schulz, Prof. Dr.

Research Director


This high-profile lecture series thrives to develop a European perspective on the processes of transformation that our societies are currently undergoing.


Once a month we publicly discuss the impact of digitalisation on the society. Therefore we invite special guests and engage in a dialogue with the audience.


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