Last week CAS-IP hosted an induction week for the 8 interns who make up this year’s summer interns programme. The induction week was aimed to provide a background to the CGIAR and to the particular challenges of managing intellectual property in a public goods environment.
Interns will be working on a variety of projects such as:
– contract inventory and the analysis and monitoring of IP restrictions
– researching the types of IP-related transactions ongoing within a centre
– inventory of centre inputs and outputs with a view to IP implications
– drafting informal report on how to collaborate with the private sector
– analysing confidentiality/data sharing agreements and drafting clauses to be used in standard agreements for the CAS-IP Licence Central project
Some interns have already started their projects, others are now preparing to travel to their designated CG centre to complete their work. Good luck to all the 2009 interns!