Day 3 – Wednesday 4 May – 11:45-13:15
Swiss Tech | Room 3A | Level Garden
This breakout session will discuss opportunities, challenges and strategies to consider while building and sustaining technology transfer and capacity building through effective public-private partnerships (PPP). Focus will be on the WIPO GREEN multistakeholder platform, launched in 2013. WIPO GREEN is an interactive marketplace that promotes innovation and diffusion of green technologies. WIPO GREEN Network has 65 Partners that include regional development banks, public and private entities, climate innovation centers and the Climate and Technology Centre and Network (CTCN). Also discussed will be the WIPO Re:Search consortium for sharing innovation in the fight against neglected tropical diseases.
A PPP can be an effective vehicle for accelerating the development and deployment of technologies. They aim to involve a wide range of stakeholders and engage them in substantive collaborations that advance R&D and/or the transfer and diffusion of technology. This can be a challenging undertaking.
WIPO, along with key Partners, will share experiences, lessons learned, and insights gained from creating and managing public-private partnerships in areas of climate change and health.
► Working with the Private Sector: Lessons Learned from WIPO GREEN and WBCSD Low
Carbon Technology Partnerships Initiative (LCTPi)
Rasmus Valanko, Manager, Climate & Energy, World Business Council for Sustainable Development