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.
This diverse membership, along with WIPO’s own range of services and events, provides myriad opportunities for collaboration and partnership.
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.
In 2016, WIPO GREEN undertook a matchmaking project focused on green technology needs in water and agriculture in East Africa and held a regional seminar in Nairobi. Read the full project report.
The WIPO GREEN Licensing Checklist is designed for those involved in negotiating technology transfer licensing agreements. It provides a checklist of key issues which should be considered when negotiating and concluding such contracts. The checklist is not an exhaustive resource; rather it helps provides an overview, as well as links to further information.
Part I addresses the most relevant items to be considered when concluding a licensing agreement:
Part II addresses issues which concern development collaborations specifically.
A list of resources and references presents a selection of links to further information.
Note: The WIPO GREEN Licensing Checklist is neither exhaustive, nor is it a substitute for professional legal advice. You are encouraged to adapt the checklist to your own needs or concrete projects. The Checklist is published as a draft for consultation. Please contact us with any feedback.
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.
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