The European Commission project IP4inno is offering a series of free Virtual Classroom Lessons (VCLs) during February and March.
These virtual sessions are tasters for training that will take place later in the year. More materials are available on their website or by topic below:
Monday 20 February 14:00 – 15:00 CET
Module 6B – Selling the message: how to convince SMEs that IP matters
Monday 27 February 14:00 – 15:00 CET
Module 5C – Business strategies for enforcing patents
Monday 5 March 14:00 – 15:00 CET
Module 6A – IP in the ICT sector
Monday 12 March 14:00 – 15:00 CET
Module 6A – Biotechnology patents
Wageningen is offering a programme during April/May 2012 on approaches in genetic resources conservation and use, and integrated seed sector development in the context of climate change.
The programme consists of two three-week courses offered in parallel sessions: (1) Genetic resource policies and genetic resource management strategies, and (2) Integrated and participatory approaches in agrobiodiversity management. Additionally, one-day workshops on special topics are organised in which the participants of both courses will join.
The brochure goes on to explain:
“The objective of the [first]… course of the training programme is to enhance participants’ capabilities to more effectively manage plant genetic resource conservation programmes and to use various strategies to support the sustainable use of genetic resources, whilst the objective of the other course is to strengthen participants’ knowledge and capabilities to support the concept of integrated seed sector development. In both courses relevant policies receive special attention…
…the training programme is designed for mid-career professionals working in genetic resource conservation or seed sector development, from policy, research, education or development arenas”
For more details visit their website HERE. Also, see the course brochure for details of fellowships available via the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) for nationals of certain countries.
Deadline for applications is now 31st January 2011
Since 2003 the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) has been running an advanced international training programme “Genetic Resources and Intellectual Property Rights” (GRIP). This year the training will take place May 2nd – May 20th (in Sweden) with the regional workshop taking place in November.
Click here to download the brochure of information.
“…the IPR and other legal instruments controlling access and transfers of genetic resources are increasingly complex, the literature is vast and incomprehensive, models are complex, and options are many. Thus, policy makers, scientists and other practitioners especially in resource poor countries face a considerable challenge in formulating IPR policies and negotiating appropriate agreements.
Application form. Click to download
Recognising this fact, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences/SLU with the assistance of Stockholm Environment Institute and Svalöf Consulting AB are offering a unique ’IPR/Genetic Resources Programme’ comprising three weeks course work, intermediate personal change project in home country and one week follow up regional seminar.”
For more information please visit the website or download a copy of the information brochure. Remember the deadline for applications is 31st January 2011.
Deadline for applications is now 31st January 2011.