The WIPO GREEN Network facilitates commercial relationships and transactions by connecting green technology providers and seekers. It is also a gateway to a range of useful services. Its members (Partners and Users) include:

  • Multinational companies, financing institutions, and intergovernmental organizations
  • SMEs, consultants, and industry associations
  • NGOs
  • Academia

This diverse membership, along with WIPO’s own range of services and events, provides myriad opportunities for collaboration and partnership.

A joint WIPO-CTCN webinar on the practical role of IP in getting sustainable technologies to market took place on July 8, 2015 (Image: iStockphoto.com/Meriel Jane Waissman)

Green matchmaking

In addition to matchmaking via the database and Partner initiatives, from time to time WIPO GREEN organizes regional matchmaking projects focused on specific fields of technology. Through these matchmaking events, we bring together providers and seekers of technologies and/or services as well as other facilitators and experts from the WIPO GREEN network and beyond. This provides participants with the unique opportunity to directly make targeted matches in a face-to-face setting.

Each matchmaking project consists of field visits by selected expert consultants who interact with key local stakeholders in order to gain a clear understanding of the technological needs on the ground. These needs are then analysed and matched with potential technological solutions – forming the basis for a matchmaking event bringing together selected stakeholders, seekers, potential providers of solutions, the finance community, and other experts.

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Past: Matchmaking project on wastewater management

In 2015, WIPO GREEN undertook a pilot regional match-making project on wastewater treatment needs in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Viet Nam.

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Current: Matchmaking project on water and agriculture

WIPO GREEN has begun work on a matchmaking project focused on green technology needs in water and agriculture in East Africa, with a regional seminar in Nairobi planned for the first half of 2016.

IP and green tech resources

WIPO GREEN aims to demystify the management of intellectual property, crucial for the successful diffusion of green technology. Browse our list of intellectual property and green technology resources (services, publications, databases, etc.) offered both by WIPO and our partners.

Finding funding

Browse our list of resources and partners in order to kick-start your search for funding for green technology projects.