Resources

WIPO GREEN has compiled a range of relevant resources related to green technology and intellectual property, including publications, webinars, and tools that are available for public use.

WIPO GREEN publications

Progress in hydrogen fuel cell technology development and deployment in China

While there has been increasing recognition of the advantages of hydrogen and fuel cell as a clean energy source, technical and economic constraints make it difficult to bring them to market. There is however, reason to be optimistic about the future of the industry as illustrated in this report, which outlines promising international developments with a specific focus on China. Included are the various policy, planning, standards, patents and pilot projects that China has initiated in their hydrogen and fuel cell development activities.

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Addressing climate challenges with innovation: WIPO GREEN guide for youth roundtables

This guide is designed to help young people better understand the ways in which they can use innovation in the climate crisis response. Created to facilitate group discussions and inspire action, the guide incorporates theoretical resources and practical tools for using green technologies and intellectual property to empower youth in their efforts to address climate change.

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Catalogue of technological options for the treatment and valorization of palm oil mill effluent in Indonesia

This catalogue is a result of the WIPO GREEN Acceleration Project in Indonesia 2021, implemented by Winrock International, Indonesia. Based on needs expressed by a number of palm oil mills, it lists feasible technologies that can be used for the treatment and valorization of palm oil mill effluent (POME). The catalogue makes it easier for potential investors and mills to understand the relevant technologies, suppliers, and investment requirements in order to make informed decisions towards a more climate and environment friendly industry. The catalogue can also be of relevance to other food processing and agriculture sectors that produces large amounts wastewater with high organic content. To explore these technologies visit the POME Database Collection.

Read the catalogue in Indonesian: PILIHAN TEKNOLOGI Untuk Pengolahan dan Pemanfaatan Limbah Cair Pabrik Kelapa Sawit (POME) di Indonesia 2021

WIPO GREEN reports and briefs

  • Technological Options for the Treatment and Valorization of Palm Oil Mill Effluent in Indonesia 2021 PDF, Innovative
					Technology in the
					Water, Sanitation
					and Hygiene
					(WASH) Sector
    Read the catalogue in Indonesian PDF, Innovative
					Technology in the
					Water, Sanitation
					and Hygiene
					(WASH) Sector
  • Innovative Technologies Tackling Food Loss 
  • Global Challenges in Focus: Innovative Technology in the WASH Sector (2020) PDF, Innovative
					Technology in the
					Water, Sanitation
					and Hygiene
					(WASH) Sector
  • Report: Innovation and Diffusion of Green Technologies: The Role of Intellectual Property and Other Enabling Factors (2015) PDF, Innovation and Diffusion of Green Technologies: The Role of Intellectual Property and Other Enabling Factors
  • Brief: Incentivizing the adoption of green technology on a global scale (2014)PDF, Innovation and Diffusion of Green Technologies: The Role of Intellectual Property and Other Enabling Factors
  • Report: Renewable Energy Technology: Evolution and Policy Implications - Evidence from Patent Literature (2014)PDF, Innovation and Diffusion of Green Technologies: The Role of Intellectual Property and Other Enabling Factors
  • Brief: The acceleration of climate change and mitigation technologies: Intellectual property trends in the renewable energy landscape (2014) PDF, The acceleration of climate change and mitigation technologies: Intellectual property trends in the renewable energy landscape
  • Report: IP and the Transfer of Environmentally Sound Technologies (2011) PDF, The acceleration of climate change and mitigation technologies: Intellectual property trends in the renewable energy landscape
  • Brief: When policy meets evidence: What’s next in the discussion on intellectual property, technology transfer & the environment? (2011) PDF, When policy meets evidence: What’s next in the discussion on intellectual property, technology transfer & the environment?
  • Climate change/energy patent landscape reports

Impact stories and case studies

WIPO GREEN Licensing Checklist

The WIPO GREEN Licensing Checklist PDF, 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

Part I addresses the most relevant items to be considered when concluding a licensing agreement:

  • Section 1 is about the kind of agreement you are negotiating.
  • Section 2 is about the subject matter of the agreement, e.g. the nature of the agreement, the technology involved, which type of IP is relevant to your project.
  • Section 3 is about your rights as a licensee.
  • Section 4 is about the financial terms.
  • Section 5 is about concluding contract clauses, such as how the agreement can be terminated, how disputes will be addressed, how to interpret the agreement, etc.

Part II

Part II addresses issues which concern development collaborations specifically.

Resources and references

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.

IP Strategy Checklist

An Intellectual Property strategy is a company’s plan of action to manage and protect its intangible assets. The list helps to prevent the most common pitfalls start-ups encounter. The IP strategy checklist is by no means all-inclusive.

Every business will have unique business challenges that necessitates a tailored IP strategy. While it may be helpful to supplement advice from an IP professional, this IP checklist is not intended and will not replace securing competent expert advice from IP lawyers or patent and trademark attorneys. This checklist also does not constitute legal advice.

Funding opportunities

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

Pro Bono: Legal services for SMEs

From 2020, WIPO GREEN reinstated its pro bono advice program, with services offered by two partnering companies, Sagacious IP and Sidley Austin LLP.

  • Eligibility criteria
  • Application process: To apply for pro bono services, please complete this application form PDF, WIPO GREEN Charter