Webinar October 22

Innovation and intellectual property at the forefront of agricultural development.

This webinar will focus on intellectual property as a tool to support innovation in low- and middle-income countries for the benefit of industry, research institutions and farmers. 

The Swedish International Agriculture Network Initiative, SIANI in cooperation with The Swedish Patent and Registration Office, PRV, World Intellectual Property Organization, WIPO and The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida:

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The webinar

This webinar, hosted by SIANI will take the form of a chat-show, featuring guests from PRV, WIPO, and Sida as well as professionals who have participated in the ITP course in the past. The aim is to explain the role of IP, to demystify some of the common assumptions surrounding it, show why IP is needed through practical applications.

The webinar is organised in advance of the application deadline for the ITP Course "Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources – in support of innovation”. This course will focus on intellectual property as a tool to support innovation in low- and middle-income countries for the benefit of industry, research institutions and farmers.

ITP Course Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources – in support of innovation

Sustainable agriculture can help tackle poverty and can drive economic growth, food security and climate action. But in order to work across these different areas and scales to improve agricultural sustainability in low and middle-income countries innovation is required.

Innovation of modern biotechnologies can speed-up agricultural innovation and support the development of the bioeconomy however, there are challenges: transformations will only happen when these new technologies and uses are available for all.

Intellectual property can support international policy development as well as standards on biodiversity and agriculture and connect them to national implementation, bringing global abstract frameworks to the level of researchers, farmers and other users.