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

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CLDP in Action

May 2, 2018 - May 4, 2018

CLDP, in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy in Moldova, the PPA, and MEDT conducted a Workshop on Transparent and Efficient Procurement: Phase III, which took place in Chisinau, Moldova on May 2-4, 2018.  The workshop was part of the technical assistance to help Moldova implement international best practices in a number of key areas, focusing on a set of specific issues that were identified as priorities by the PPA.





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