How far has research and development come in developing sustainable green innovation, and what are the patenting patterns? Can the patent system help drive innovation forward?
Today organisations and individuals alike are more aware of the impact they have on the environment. We know that at some point we may not be able to reverse the damage, and because of this, we need to think and act greener. We need green innovation.
Consequently, WIPO has established WIPO Green, an interactive marketplace that promotes innovation and diffusion of green technologies. WIPO Green helps bring together a wide range of technologies and players in the green technology innovation value chain, by connecting owners of new technologies with individuals or companies looking to commercialise, license or otherwise access or distribute a green technology. In 2016, WIPO Green had more than 5000 network members (partners, users, experts and subscribers) in more than 50 countries. This makes WIPO Green one of the largest climate change networks currently in existence.
This seminar will present issues, challenges and developments within the greentech field. We wil take a look at the technological trends and how the patent system can help drive green innovation. Among the presenters, you will meet representatives from World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Norwegian Energy Partners (NORWEP) and the Norwegian Industrial Property Office.
This seminar is relevant for firms and organisations that focus on the development of renewable energy, recycling and a greener environment.