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Research Networks and Intellectual Property: A Model for Supporting Developing Country Researchers in Creating, Owning and Exploiting Health Research Results

Annual Call for Projects 2004


Intellectual Property


Coordinated by Ms Cynthia Cannady of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), in collaboration with the Graduate Institute of International Studies (GIIS), the Hautes études commerciales (HEC) of the University of Geneva, the International Institute for Management Development (IMD), the Swiss Tropical Institute and the Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED), this project aims to develop a model to reinforce developing countries' capacity to protect and improve their results in health research and development (R&D;). The project will first analyse the situation in Colombia and six central African countries; it will then develop three training modules in essential practical areas and organise workshops with stakeholders in the R&D; community; Finally, it will put into place two R&D; networks with common intellectual property services, which will allow the development of a local development dynamic.

The grant provided by the GIAN for this project totals SFr 350,143

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Project Team

Ms Lalao Rakotomalala , Coordinator, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) .

Ms Sylvia De Haan , Principal Member, Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED) .

Prof. Georges Haour , Principal Member, International Institute for Management Development (IMD) .

Ms Maria Soledad Iglesias-Vega , Principal Member, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) .

Prof. José Carlos Jarillo , Principal Member, High Commercial Studies , University of Geneva (Unige) .

Prof. Thomas Straub , Principal Member, High Commercial Studies , University of Geneva (Unige) .

Mr Kaspar Wyss , Principal Member, Swiss Tropical Institute (STI) .

Related Links

> OAPI site , Compte rendu des sessions de formation sur: "Gestion et la commercialisation de la recherche en santé et la propriété intel.

> BFH Bern - Project description , Berner Fachhochschule - Wirtschaft und Verwaltung - Projekte - Thomas Straub.

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Related Conferences

Intellectual Property and Health Research in Developing Countries
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Le Club suisse de la Presse – Geneva Press Club, en collaboration avec l’...

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"Research Networks and Intellectual Property": Presentation of the project results – WIPO, Geneva, 25 September 2007, 1:30 pm
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Le projet "Réseaux de recherche et propriété intellectuelle", coordonné par...

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