World IP Day

The World Intellectual Property (IP) Day is celebrated every year on 26 April. The theme for 2017 is: Innovation Improving Lives to celebrate a creative force and explore how some of the worlds most extraordinary innovations have improved ordinary peoples lives!

Stakeholders are encouraged to implement various activities for the 2017 World IP day to promote the importance of Innovation and IP and its role in daily life.


WIPO -NIPMO Innovation policy workshop

NIPMO will be hosting the WIPO-NIPMO Innovation policy workshop for African Countries from 08 to 12 May 2017 in Cape Town. The course is offered to enhance the skills and knowledge of officials from African countries who deal with innovation policy and intellectual property strategies. Online application and registration via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

WIPO-SA Summer School on IP&TT

Application for the two-week Summer School on Intellectual Property (IP) and Technology Transfer (TT) opens on 01 April 2017. The summer school provides an opportunity for senior students and young professionals to acquire deeper knowledge of IP and TT.  The programme includes lectures by experts in the field of IP and TT. The Summer School will be hosted by the University of the Western Cape from 27 November to 08 December 2017. Application for the Summer School is done online registration and open from 01 April till 31 August 2017.  Applicants should go to