WIPO GREEN Acceleration Projects

During Acceleration Projects, which focus on a particular geographical area or technological domain, providers and seekers make crucial connections that can lead to green tech deployment or transfer.

The projects generate relevant knowledge about the green tech landscape and are a gateway to a range of potential funders, legal counsel, and local and international commercial networks.

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Partners, member states, local stakeholders and funders are involved in the planning, organization and implementation of each project.

Acceleration project 2019: Climate smart agriculture in Latin America

This year's WIPO GREEN Acceleration Project focuses on climate smart agriculture, exploring local challenges and potential green opportunities in:

  • wine production in Chile;
  • crop rotation, soil re-carbonization and cattle rearing in Argentina, and;
  • zero-till or conservation agriculture in Brazil.

With help from national intellectual property offices and local partners on the ground, WIPO GREEN aims to mobilize innovative new technologies in the region and to facilitate tangible links between entities, looking for green solutions and potential technology providers – using WIPO GREEN database for sustainable technology.

Moreover, this year the project is planned as a long-term process, with field research, a series of meetings and events in the region, including the COP 25 (Chile, December 2019), and continued follow-up with participants.

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From matchmaking to innovative technologies in education

In 2018, Green School (Indonesia) and Zero Mass Water (US-originated) met during a WIPO GREEN Acceleration Project matchmaking event.

Focused on green technologies and creation of sustainable learning environment for its students, Green School looked for a way to generate drinking water in its campus, especially during dry season. A collaboration with Zero Mass Water, established during the event, lead to installation of innovative SOURCE Hydropanels on the school campus.

Producing up to five liters of water each day just from sunlight and air, the hydropanels ensure access to sustainable potable water for Green Schools students – and inspire them to search for their own innovative solutions to climate challenges.

A Green School student enjoys drinking water produced with Zero Mass Water’s SOURCE Hydropanel. (Photo: Green School Bali)

Past projects

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In 2018, WIPO GREEN carried out a matchmaking project in Cambodia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. The goal was to enable green tech transfer in the region by connecting technology seekers with potential technology and service providers. Read more about the event.

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In 2017, WIPO GREEN hosted a matchmaking event at WIPO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, that brought together entrepreneurs and potential partners to foster innovation in the water sector. Read more about the event.

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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. Full project report PDF, Project report, matchmaking project focused on green technology needs in water and agriculture in East Africa

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In 2015, WIPO GREEN completed a regional pilot matchmaking project on wastewater treatment needs in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Viet Nam. Full project report PDF, Project report, regional pilot matchmaking project on wastewater treatment needs in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Viet Nam