Resources and Recent Developments

Innovation Council posts reports, videos, and other resources about the innovation process and the policies that best support it. We flag recent developments, including policy proposals and actions, that affect innovation ecosystems. We also post inventors’ stories along with other developments, across sectors, from the real economy. You can search our online collection of resources using the search function or by selecting topics in the tags at the bottom of this page. We welcome your suggestions as to additional resources, recent developments, and events to post.

Spotlight

Enhancing Intellectual Property Management and Appropriation by Innovative SMEs

This one-pager by the Innovation Council explains the importance of sound IP management for SMEs, including complementary and hybrid strategies and recommendations for governments. To read more about innovative SMEs, click through the Innovation Council gallery for World IP Day 2021....

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Challenges for women entrepreneurs & strategies to address the gender IP gap

Innovation Council prepared these slides to raise awareness regarding five challenges that contribute to the IP gender gap. You can read about actions to address the IP gender gap here. The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has commissioned a study, which is to be released....

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Recent Developments

Closing the Gender Gap in IP – Exploring Multi-stakeholder initiatives

Holly Fechner from Invent together is speaking in a sharing session on “Exploring Multi-stakeholder Initiatives that Encourage Women....

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Spotlight on South Africa: 10 Questions for Biovac’s Patrick Tippoo

Innovation Council sat down with Patrick Tippoo, the Head of Science and Innovation at The Biovac Institute in South Africa to learn more about....

Posted in: Inclusive Innovation Ecosystems

25 inspiring stories of Latin American women

Given the importance of science and technology for advancing the SDGs – but against a backdrop of declining interest in scientific careers....

Posted in: Enabling Innovation Policies

The Long Wait for Innovation: The Global Patent Pendency Problem

Mark Schultz and Kevin Madigan write in their informative, and still very pertinent, 2016 paper about patent pendency issues and the reasons....

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Webinar: How to make money from IP

Join EPO, TIA, SEDA, and AfricaBio on July 7th, from 10am to 1pm CAT, for an online seminar aimed at showcasing how African SMEs have....

Posted in: Technology and Knowledge Diffusion

Gender Profiles in UK Patenting: An analysis of female inventorship

This analysis by the UKIPO shows that, in the 1980s, women represented less than 4% of inventors on GB patent applications, but that this has....

Posted in: Enabling Innovation Policies

2017 Women’s Participation in Patenting: An Analysis of PCT Applications Originating in Canada

This report from 2017, by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, examines international patent applications filed under the Patent....

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swiTTreport2020: SWISS TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER REPORT

swiTT, the Swiss technology transfer association, has published its annual survey. The report covers two main areas: a) research contracts of....

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European Inventor Award 2021 Popular Prize

The race is on to see who will win the coveted Popular Prize at the 2021 European Inventor awards. Fifteen inventors or inventor teams from....

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