Workshop “Intellectual Property Management and Technology Commercialization for Technology Managers of Spoke Institutions in the Framework of Enabling Intellectual Property Environment Project (EIE)” were organized on October 28-31, 2019 by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Japan Patent Office (JPO) in collaboration with Intellectual Property Office of Viet Nam (IP Viet Nam), Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), and Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST).
This workshop is the first activity since WIPO and IP Viet Nam officially signed their agreement on implementing EIE project on September 30, 2019 in Geneva. The goals of the Project are support IP and innovation capacity enhancement for institutional personnel in terms of research / innovation, patent registration and commercialization, as well as technology transfer. EIE would also establish a network of technology experts equipped with comprehensive knowledge and skills in IP and other related fields, as well as build up a System of Spindle and Spokes. (IP-HUB) in which IP Viet Nam plays the role of Spindle, while institutions, universities and industries act as Spokes. The project will be implemented within 05 years from 2019 to 2023.
By the end of September 2019, IP Viet Nam has formulates a network of 59 institutions participated in the project of “Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISC)” hosted d by WIPO; especially, since the beginning of 2019, 14 institutions have been added to the network. Among these TISC members, 10 members have been selected by WIPO and IP Viet Nam to participate in EIE project.
The spokes will be supported by WIPO and IP Viet Nam in their IP activities, especially improving their capacity of IP management and technology commercialization, or directly consulted and supported by WIPO experts.
Intellectual Property Office of Viet Nam