Sri Lanka: Tech Transfer Consultations

October 25, 2016 - November 4, 2016
Sri Lankan delegation at U.S. Department of Commerce

From October 25 - November 4, CLDP conducted technology transfer consultations for Sri Lankan universities that are interested in establishing technology transfer offices and technology incubators in order to commercialize university-based research. Over the course of the eight-day program, the participants participated in an IP primer at USPTO and then traveled to Princeton University and Carnegie Mellon University to see first hand U.S. university-based innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems. As part of the university programs, the participants learned about technology transfer office and incubator organization and management, IP management strategy, technology valuation, access to finance and strengthening university/industry partnerships. This program will place the participating Sri Lankan universities in a better position to turn university-based research into products, services, companies, and jobs for the country.

Sri Lanka delegation at CMU incubator
Sri Lanka delegation at the USPTO museum gathered around Edison's lightbulb

Upcoming Programs

September 24, 2018 - September 25, 2018

CLDP in Action

July 20, 2018 - July 22, 2018

On July 20, 2018, CLDP, in coordination with the Georgian Copyright Association (GCA) and the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia, “Sakpatenti,” conducted a one-day training for 27 Georgian journalists and other representatives of the media in Batumi, Georgia. Judge Bernice Donald, U.S. Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Judge Oliver Schön of the District Court of Munich led the training and provided a general overview of intellectual property law, highlighting recent trends and developments in the U.S. and the E.U. 

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