Regional Workshop on Innovation and Technology Transfer - Role of Intellectual Property
Science, technology and innovation (STI) have been recognized as one of the main drivers of sustainable economic development. Intellectual property (IP) plays a vital role in the process of innovation and technology transfer which leads to the creation of innovative products, business process and services. IP facilitates the process of taking innovative technology to the market place, and increase competitiveness of the research institutes and firms who owns the IP. IP covers patents, utility models, trademarks, trade secrets, industrial designs, copyrights, geographical indications (GI), and new varieties of plants.
The Regional Workshop will discuss how science, technology and Innovation support inclusive and sustainable development, highlighting the special role of intellectual property (IP). It will share best global and regional practices on STI policy and IP management to facilitate technology transfer and commercialization for inclusive and sustainable development. The Workshop will bring together policymakers and experts from, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Philippines, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, and Uzbekistan to deliberate on: (a) Socially and environmentally responsible technology transfer and IP – global and national perspectives; (b) IP management and technology transfer - business models and best practices; (c) Promoting industry linkages, technology transfer, and regional cooperation. The Workshop aims to promote regional cooperation for cross-border technology transfer and to produce practical policy recommendations.
The key objectives of the Regional Workshop are to:
- Brainstorm on the role of STI for inclusive and sustainable development, socially and environmentally responsible innovation, technology transfer and IP policies, strategies and challenges of IP management, technology transfer & commercialization;
- Increase the knowledge and understanding of policy- and decision-makers to strengthen and leverage IP management strategy for successful technology transfer and commercialization;
- Enhance the skill and capability of stakeholders to use innovative technology transfer and IP management tools and best practices for technology commercialization; and
- Promote regional cooperation for cross-border technology transfer.