Advanced WIPO Summer School on Intellectual Property and Transfer of Technology Cape Town, South Africa, 05 to 15 December, 2016

Advanced WIPO Summer School on Intellectual Property and Transfer of Technology Cape Town, South Africa, 05 to 15 December, 2016

The Summer School on Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer

A two-week Summer School on Intellectual Property (IP) and Technology Transfer (TT) is offered jointly by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Academy, the Department of Science and Technology through the National Intellectual Property Management Office (NIPMO), the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) of the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) and the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in Cape Town, South Africa.

The Summer School provides an opportunity for senior students and young professionals to acquire deeper knowledge of IP and TT. The programme includes lectures by experts in the field of IP and TT.

The program consists of lectures, case studies, simulation exercises and group discussions on selected IP topics, with an orientation towards the interface between IP and other disciplines. A certificate of participation is awarded to participants who successfully complete the program requirements.

The Summer School is open to 60 senior students (graduate and postgraduate) and young professionals from any field of study or discipline. The program is designed for candidates who are already familiar with IP.

All applicants are required to have successfully completed the WIPO distance learning Course on Intellectual Property Management before the registration deadline. Please note that priority will be given to those who have completed the said course in the selection of participants.

Travel and accommodation
Participants are responsible for their own travel as well as accommodation and living expenses during their participation in the program. Scholarships will be made available for a defined number of individuals. Further details in this regard will follow.

Insurance and Medical Examination
Non-resident participants will be provided with insurance coverage for the duration of their stay in connection with the Summer School program.

Each participant will be required to present a medical certificate upon arrival.

Online registration
Summer School online registration is open till 30 September 2016. Applicants should go to to submit their applications online. Selected applicants will be notified two weeks after the registration deadline.

Advanced WIPO Summer School

Registration Fees for Summer Schools on IP
Registration fees are payable upon notification of acceptance. They fall into the following categories:

Students and young professionals from developing countries and countries in transition and residing in those countries:

• Students: US$ 100
• Young professionals: US$ 200

Students and young professional from developed countries:

• Students: US$ 250
• Young professionals: US$ 350

Summary of Basic Information:

• Venue: Cape Town, South Africa
• Language: English
• Certificate: Yes
• Course administrator:
• Registration: 31-Mar-2016 – 30-Sep-2016
• Payment: 30-Sep-2016 – 20-Oct-2016
• Course: 05-Dec-2016 – 15-Dec-2016

Documents to be uploaded
• Motivation letter for Summer School (Max 300 words) *
• Recent Curriculum Vitae *
• Identification document such as passport or national ID *
• DL101 Course Certificate

Documents marked with * are mandatory

For more information, kindly contact the Summer School Administrator at

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