IFIA Joins the Supporters of WIPO Match
IFIA joins the supporters of WIPO Match and encourages the members to benefit from this database and networking tool that puts organizations seeking to use intellectual property (IP) to develop their countries in touch with donors who can help them.
It is offered completely free of charge through the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the specialized United Nations agency that deals with IP.
Who can join?
WIPO Match is open to Seekers, Providers and Supporters. Seekers must come from developing countries, least developed countries and countries in transition. They can include:
– IP Offices
– IP-related government bodies
– universities and public research institutions (PRIs)
– foundations (for example research foundations)
– intergovernmental organizations (IGOs).
Providers can come from any country and may include:
– non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
– foundations (including research foundations)
– universities and PRIs.
You can also help to promote WIPO Match as a Supporter. Membership of WIPO Match brings benefits for Seekers, Providers and Supporters.
Seekers can post requests for specific technical assistance relating to IP – including needs assessment, training and capacity building – and can search to see what Providers are offering.
Joining WIPO Match will help you access development funds and skills. It will also allow you to network with other WIPO Match members and promote your organization.
Providers can post specific offers of technical assistance or search to see what Seekers are requesting.
Using WIPO Match will help ensure that the assistance you offer is tailored to requirements. It will also put you in touch with a large network of other members.
Supporters agree to let WIPO use their organizations name and logo to promote WIPO Match. You will gain public recognition as a WIPO Match supporter, and you will also join the platform, so that you can also post offers of assistance, search requests and network with other members.
By bringing Seekers, Providers and Supporters together, WIPO Match will help to maximize the power of IP for development.
WIPO Match is completely free to join. For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org