The Innovation Bridge Technology Showcase and Matchmaking Event will be taking place together with the Science Forum South Africa. Go to https://www.innovationbridge.i... to register.
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In 2000, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Member States designated the 26 April as the World Intellectual Property Day. The day is aimed to celebrate human creativity, to acknowledge the socio-economic importance of Intellectual Property (IP) and the protection thereof, create awareness about IP rights and encourage creativity and innovation by citizens.
The Technology and Innovation Support Centre platform aims to stimulate innovation and thus economic growth in South Africa by facilitating access to technological information and by strengthening the capacity of the country to effectively exploit the information found in technology databases.
A partnership between the National Departments of Science and Technology, and Education, the National Intellectual Property Management Office, Mpumalanga Department of Education , the Maths, Science and Technology Academy (MSTA) and the World Intellectual Property Organisation saw the third workshop, in a series, being held at Shapeve Primary School in Secunda. Thirty-two teachers from local schools, from the district office and from the MSTA spent the day together in the library, the centre of new knowledge, at Shapeve Primary School with three members from NIPMO, learning about intellectual property and intellectual property rights with the ultimate goal of imparting this knowledge to the youth. The theme of this initiative is to encourage the youth to use their inherent innovative and creative thinking to provide “local solutions for local problems”.