Capacity Building Workshop on Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Held

Group Photograph of Participants at the Workshop held from 4th – 5th September 2017

The Office of Research, Innovation and Development (ORID) has held a training workshop on Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer from at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research. In all, about eighty (80) participants attended the workshops, which were facilitated by Dr. Surga Raghu and Ms. Yumiko Hamano of ET Cube International.  

The workshops comprised a two-day session for the University’s Intellectual Property Committee and a three-day session for faculty and students. The objective of the two-day workshop was to enhance the capacity of the Intellectual Property Committee to evaluate intellectual property disclosures for protection and/or commercialisation. Particularly, the workshop was to further equip participants with the requisite skills on how to access and use patent and other technical information for research purposes, and to educate them about the research commercialisation process.

The Director of Research at ORID, Professor George Obeng Adjei in his opening remarks, encouraged researchers to be innovative. He also affirmed the University’s support towards the generation of cutting edge research that could be protected and as well as commercialised.  

Making brief remarks, the Director of the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Professor Kwabena Bosompem, said intellectual property systems were important in stimulating the creation of inventions and innovations.  

A group photograph of participants at the Workshop