IFIA & ENSAK Collaborate to Promote Invention in Africa
IFIA and National School of Applied Science of Kenitra, Morocco, a high school of engineering, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to further develop invention and innovation in Africa. Aiming to organize scientific events and innovative competitions, ENSAK is expected to fulfill the following obligations according to the MOU:
- Provide a report of registered inventors of ENSAK having the most deserving inventions and innovations to be published in IFIA publication;
- Support African countries to participate in the events organized in Morocco by National School of Applied Science of Kenitra under the patronage of IFIA (fairs, exhibitions, seminars, conferences, meetings, etc.): exemption from participation fees, Travel and accommodation of guests;
- Support African countries to organize competitions and inventions fairs: participation of National School of Applied Science of Kenitra in events organized by the International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA) in African countries (inventions fairs, conferences, Seminars, meetings, etc.)
- Support travel and subsistence costs for heads of delegations of participating countries to attend in ENSAK events in Morocco; (International innovation contest, fairs and exhibitions)
- Promote IFIA members events (international invention fairs end exhibitions) to inventors and innovators of ENSAK;
- Organize periodically, under the patronage of IFIA, training activities, seminars, workshops and conferences for the benefit of ENSAK students on themes related to invention and innovation;
- Inform and raise awareness of ENSAK students about WIPO Green program to Encourage Green Innovation and promotes innovations for environmental protection, water saving, use of renewable energy, Etc.
- Inform and raise awareness of ENSAK students about PROBONO program which allows patentees to get assistance in patent protection through targeted partnerships with proxy firms offering legal assistance free of charge in particular during the national phase of the PCT system.