- The registration deadline for the WIPO Summer School on Intellectual Property & Technology Transfer 2023, a joint initiative of the World Intellectual Property Organization, the Department of Science and Innovation, the National Intellectual Property Management Office, the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission, and the University of Limpopo, has been extended to May 26, 2023.
- The ten-day program is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students, young professionals, and officers from both public and private entities dealing with innovation. It will offer lectures, simulation exercises, group discussions, panel discussions, and case studies focused on Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer.
- The Summer School will be held in a hybrid format, with free registration. Participants attending in person will have the opportunity to visit the Bakone Malapa Northern Sotho Open-Air Museum and the Kruger National Park, one of the world’s largest game reserves.
Registration has been extended for the highly anticipated WIPO Summer School on Intellectual Property & Technology Transfer 2023. The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Academy, in collaboration with the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), the National Intellectual Property Management Office (NIPMO), the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC), and the University of Limpopo (UL), is inviting students and professionals from all fields of study and disciplines to participate in this exclusive ten-day programme.
Open to undergraduate and postgraduate students, young professionals, officers from public and private R&D institutions, founders and employees of SMMEs, and officers from public and private entities dealing with innovation, the Summer School offers a unique opportunity to delve into the intricacies of Intellectual Property (IP) and Technology Transfer (TT).
The programme, designed around a problem-oriented approach, will include lectures from renowned experts in the field of IP and TT. Participants will be exposed to various aspects of IP, such as its international nature, the interface between IP and other disciplines, and practical considerations. Interactive learning methods like simulation exercises, group discussions on selected IP topics, panel discussions, and case studies will supplement the lectures.
Please note that all applicants are required to have successfully completed the WIPO Distance Learning Course on Intellectual Property Management (DL 450) before being selected for the Summer School programme. Applicants who have not yet completed the course will have an opportunity to do so after April 27. Successful candidates will be eligible to attend the summer school.
The extended online registration period will close on May 26, 2023. Applicants are encouraged to submit their résumé, together with a letter of motivation outlining their reasons for applying and what they hope to gain from attending the Summer School. Applications can be submitted online at the following link: [WIPO Summer School Application].
The Summer School will be held in a hybrid format, accommodating both physical and remote attendance. Participants attending in person will have the unique opportunity to visit the Bakone Malapa Northern Sotho Open-Air Museum and enjoy a gala dinner and overnight stay at the world-renowned Kruger National Park, followed by a game drive.