Registration now open for WIPO-South Africa Summer School on Intellectual Property and Transfer of Technology

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Academy, the Department of Science and Innovation through the National Intellectual Property Management Office, the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition, and the University of Limpopo invite you to participate in a 10-day Summer School on intellectual property (IP) and technology transfer (TT).


The Summer School is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students and young professionals from any field or discipline. It is also open to officers from public and private R&D institutions, founders and employees of SMMEs, and officers from public and private entities dealing with innovation.


The programme includes lectures by experts in the field of IP and TT, and exposes participants to various aspects of IP, such as the international nature of IP protection and the interface between IP and other disciplines. The programme is based on a problem-oriented approach and includes lectures, simulation exercises, group discussions on selected IP topics, panel discussions and case studies.


NB: All applicants are required to have successfully completed the WIPO Distance Learning Course on IP Management (DL 450) before being selected for the Summer School programme. Applicants who have not done so before registration will have an opportunity to do the course after 31 May, and those who pass will be eligible to attend the summer school.


Summer School online registration is open till 31 May 2022. Applicants should submit their résumé together with a letter of motivation (setting out their reasons for applying and what they hope to gain from the Summer School). Applicants should visit the link below to submit their applications online.


Participation will be free of charge this year.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions, the Summer School will be held in hybrid.


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