IPMI participates in the research group Diginomics - Digitisation, Economy & Society with the project Understanding the Benefits of Blockchain Technology for Patent Management. The graduate group of the Faculty of Economics investigates timely research questions related to the digitisation of labour, capital and product markets. The project at IPMI investigates the usage of blockchain technology in patent management and examines questions such as: How many of the expectations regarding the blockchain technology can already be underpinned by reliable facts? How do experts from patent management deal with the new opportunities? Will there be standards developed for an inter-company exchange of secret information in patent management? How will the blockchain technology change the traditional ways in patent management?