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"As we go forward, we will seek to be transactional in maintaining and strengthening the governance architecture, but we will also be transformational as we prepare the citizens for the new economy that requires the development of new parameters in education, innovation, and enterprise", - His Excellency, Dr Hage Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia

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Workshop on the Fundamentals of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer

03 Nov 2016

Date:               21 – 22 November 2016

Time:              08H30 to 17H00

Venue:           Hilton Hotel, Windhoek

This workshop will provide an introductory training on Intellectual Property (IP) and Commercialization as well as the basics of Technology Transfer Process in a research institution or other institution. The training introduces participants to key concepts in assessment, evaluation, route selection and valuation of IP. An outline of the Namibian legal framework and processes will be given, specifically focusing on researchers and innovators obligations. Real life case studies will reinforce the learning and equip participants to develop IP protection and commercialization strategies for specific technologies emerging from their institutions.

Target audience: Officers in technology transfer units or research offices at universities, research institutions and government ministries; officials responsible for IP management in government departments; officers responsible for IP management and technology commercialization, officials from organizations supporting innovations; and researchers, entrepreneurs  and innovators interested in the protection and commercialization of research.

Possible outcome: Participants will leave with an understanding of IP, patenting in particular, and technology transfer, as well as the statutory bidding requirements.

Registration cost: Free admission however, registration is mandatory as seats are limited.

Registration: Please click here to register. Registration is on the basis of first come first registered and will close as soon as the required number of participants have been reached.


For more information: Contact Mr. Charles Hangara at changara@ncrst.na