WSSZA12_UKZN - WIPO – South Africa Summer School on Intellectual Property and Transfer of Technology

WSSZA12_UKZN - 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 (DSI) through the National Intellectual Property Management Office (NIPMO), the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) invites you to participate in an eight (8) day Summer School on Intellectual Property and Transfer of Technology.

The Summer School is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students and young professionals from any field of study 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 d disciplines. The program is based on problem-oriented approach through 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 Intellectual Property Management (DL 450) before being selected for the Summer School program. All registrants will gain access to the DL 450 course materials by 16 March 2021 and an Exam will be written in May 2021 (exact date to be published by WIPO).

Summer School online registration is open till 15 March 2021. 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.

Registration is FREE FREE FREE!!!!!

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and travel restrictions, the Summer School will be held online.

For more information, kindly refer to the attached and /or contact the Summer School Administrator at

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