“Navigating the Pandemic: How Different Partnership Models Supported the Response Against COVID -19” – hosted by IFPMA.  

To raise awareness about the different forms of voluntary collaborations, particularly those related to technology transfer, IFPMA hosted a working lunch in Geneva in June.  

Several partners shared insights and experiences about their COVID-related manufacturing partnerships. The discussion touched on the types of bottlenecks that slowed the pandemic response – and how these can be tackled in the coming months. 

Particularly fascinating is the part of the session starting at minute 46 where the panel discussion with industry experts begins.

Click here to watch the video of the event

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Webinar on BioManufacturing: Expanding Production Capacity in Emerging Regions

The Innovation Council and Bobab organised a discussion on expanding BioManufacturing production capacity in emerging regions. Biologics, a category of pharmaceuticals which includes products such as vaccines and monoclonal antibody treatments, are quickly becoming among the most important medical products in the world. By combining enabling government policies and technology transfer between innovators and their global partners, it will be possible to improve availability of biologics, increase health security, and enhance scientific and industrial capacity in developing countries.

Watch the webinar.

Information about speaker Anissa Boumlic is available here.

Information about speaker Mark Schultz is available here.

Information about speaker Simon Agwale is available here.

Information about AVMI is available here.

For more information on this discussion, click here to see the transcript.

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Solar Entrepreneurship Masterclass 12 May, 12pm GMT

On Wednesday, 12 May at 12pm GMT, Tony Tiyou, founder and CEO of Renewables in Africa, a clean energy engineering company and a media platform is presenting a workshop on how to become a solar developer and get funding.

Read the full story and register here. 


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Webinar: Ensuring leadership on 5G

Looking ahead to 2021 and beyond, this webinar explores the future of technological leadership, with a focus on 5G and other emerging technologies. Panelists discuss the roles that business and government will play in building the next generation of technologies.

Topics include:

  • What is 5G?
  • 5g use cases: examples from the U.S. and Germany
  • Challenges to using 5G
  • How we can engender innovation related to 5G
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Webinar: Promoting Diversity in U.S. Innovation

When the American patent system becomes more diverse, America’s innovation economy becomes stronger and more successful. Inventors who hold patents consistently earn higher incomes than non-inventors, and businesses with patents—especially small businesses and startups owned by women and people of color—are better able to access capital, attract customers and licensees, and create jobs than businesses without IP.  Inventors, academics, industry leaders, advocacy leaders, policymakers, and other stakeholders must work together to close the patent gaps for women, people of color, and low-income individuals to help close wage and wealth gaps, strengthen the U.S. economy, and develop new and different inventions. This webinar discusses how policymakers, educators, and the private sector are working to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to invent and patent.

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