WIPO and African Innovation Foundation Sign Collaboration Agreement
WIPO Director General Francis Gurry (right) and Chairman of the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) Walter Fust (left) signed a memorandum of understanding on May 11, 2016 outlining areas of collaboration between the two organizations in promoting innovation in Africa.
AIF is a not-for-profit organization based in Zurich whose objectives cover a wide range of activities aimed at unlocking innovative potential in Africa, and which include, the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) awards . WIPO and AIF are organizing a workshop on the margins of this year’s IPA awards event in Gaborone, Botswana in June, 2016 on the theme "Sub-Regional Intellectual Property Workshop for Young Innovators: From Idea to the Market Place." The workshop is a follow up event on the African Ministerial Conference on Intellectual Property, 2015 organized in Dakar by WIPO with the support of the Japanese Patent Office under the Japanese Funds in Trust for Africa and the Least Developed countries (LDCs).
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