WIPO: International Seminar on “Harnessing Public Research for Innovation in the Time of COVID-19 and Beyond – The Role of Knowledge Transfer Policies” (July, 20, 2021)

As the world is still struggling to cope with the implications of the COVID-19 crisis, the role of effective public-private knowledge transfer for medical and other innovations is more crucial than ever. 

WIPO – in collaboration with AUTM (the Leading Association in Technology Transfer), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) – is holding an international seminar to discuss how to promote the knowledge transfer from public research into the market place in more effective manners.

The event will include presentations by renowned experts and panel discussions will focus on different challenges for policy and the future work of WIPO. The introductory session will be made by:

  • Mr. Daren Tang, Director General, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
  • Mr. Dana Robert Colarulli, Executive Director, Licensing Executives Society International (LESI)
  • Mr. Stephen J. Susalka, Chief Executive Officer, AUTM – The Leading Association in Technology Transfer
  • Mr. John W.H. Denton, Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

The full program is available on this webpage.

The working language will be English with simultaneous interpretation in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish.

Further information regarding the launch and online registration are available on the WIPO website (secure code: 33WSMBV521).

Join us online!

  • Date: July 20, 2021
  • Time: 12.30 – 3.25 p.m. (CEST)

Attendance: online event

Online registration can be had here

Access the book

“Harnessing Public Research for Innovation in the 21st Century – An International Assessment of Knowledge Transfer Policies” is available on our webpage.

Released earlier this year by WIPO and Cambridge University Press, this book has been written by academics, policymakers and knowledge transfer practitioners and covers the following questions:

  • How can innovation actors and policymakers improve the efficiency of knowledge transfer practices to help maximize innovation-driven growth and find solutions to societal challenges?
  • What practices and policies work and which do not?
  • How do you better measure the related impacts – on the institutional and country leve