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World Bank STI Capacity Building Programs: IP As A Crosscutting Issue Alfred Watkins S&T Program Coordinator Geneva November 6, 2009.

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1 World Bank STI Capacity Building Programs: IP As A Crosscutting Issue Alfred Watkins S&T Program Coordinator Geneva November 6, 2009

2 Crosscutting is frequently a synonym for orphan!! Trade vs S&T TRIPS Local R&D links Geographic identity, trademarks, industrial design, plant varieties, local patent offices

3 STI Capacity Building Impact: Six Key Dimensions STI Capacity Building EducationR&D Pro-poor innovation/ Pro-poor technology Technology Transfer Enterprise Innovation Making STI Policy / Using Science in Policy Making 3

4 Technology Transfer Import technology developed outside the country Applied R&D to adapt technology Spin off technology

5 Global Forum on STI Capacity Building Partnerships for Sustainable Development Pro-Poor Innovation for Social and Economic Development Priorities Fostering Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship: Converting STI Capacity into Business Opportunities Training the Next Generation of Knowledge Workers for the Global and Local Knowledge Economy New Mechanisms for Financing and Implementing STI Partnership Initiatives Policy roundtable

6 ALFRED WATKINS WORLD BANK SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM COORDINATOR THANK YOU


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