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The readers of Spicy IP may be interested in an announcement recently made by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). It is about Positive Innovation Agenda, an IP-related project that is scheduled to be launched at the end of October, 2013.
For those who are unaware, ICC has for a long period of time provided a forum for businesses and other organizations to examine and better comprehend the nature and significance of the major shifts taking place in the world economy. Among the things offered by them is an influential and respected channel for supplying business leadership to help governments manage such shifts in a collaborative manner for the benefit of the world economy as a whole.
The project will seek to focus on the role played by IP in the various modes of diffusion of innovation and technology, as well as in the development and dissemination of technology cutting across national and sectoral borders. By way of this, the project will aim to contribute towards a better and more concrete understanding of the IP/Innovation interface, which will in turn facilitate designing of IP and innovation-related frameworks by policy makers. This objective will be sought to be explored through five distinctive papers that a team of ICC-commissioned researcher will come up with, each covering one of the following themes:
- IP management by innovative SMEs
- Innovation and knowledge exchange through global networks and partnerships
- The evolving geography of innovation
- IP in innovation for non-commercial purposes
- Diffusion channels for technology and knowhow
The project will be initiated with the launch of the first paper titled ‘Enhancing IP Management and Appropriation by Innovative SMEs’ during late October.
In order to obtain further information about the project, interested readers are advised to visit here.
For a quick look at the video outlining the features of this project, the readers can go here.
In case of further queries, readers can get in touch with the Project Director Daphne Yong-d’Herve ([email protected]).