WIPO Singapore Summer School 2014 (9 - 20 June)

Participants of WIPO Singapore Summer School 2014 on graduation day at IP 101

Participants with IP Academy Management team at IPA Office

Participants with WIPO Singapore members and IPA representatives at WIPO Singapore office
(© WIPO 2014. Photo: Kyaw Zaw)

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and the IP Academy recently conducted the WIPO Singapore Summer School, held from 9-20 June. The two-week programme attracted 36 participants from 12 different countries. The WIPO Summer School provided participants an opportunity to acquire deeper knowledge of intellectual property, and gain an appreciation of IP as a tool for economic, cultural and technological development. The programme also enabled participants to understand the role WIPO plays in the global administration of IP, as well as IP Academy’s role as the centre of excellence for executive IP education and thought-leadership development.

The programme featured two weeks of intensive learning, sharing and networking, with the diversity and background of the students and lecturers making the Summer School a truly international forum for active discussion and the exchange of ideas – with a focus on IP.

Mr Denis Croze, Director, WIPO Office in Singapore said, “WIPO is very pleased with the partnership we share with Singapore’s IP Academy in producing the WIPO Singapore Summer School. One of the real strengths that make the WIPO Singapore Summer School so attractive to potential students is the way it brings together people from all over the Asia Pacific region, as well as Europe and the Middle East, to share ideas and learn about IP. Participants not only gain valuable contacts from around the world but they also undertake an intensive two weeks of 60 hours training on over 30 IP-related topics. In doing so, they gain important exposure to current international issues and topics which set this Summer School apart from training courses offered by other institutions. As the Director of the WIPO Office in Singapore, I look forward to the partnership continuing to provide a quality learning experience for students and young professionals.”

Ms Chiam Lu Lin, Executive Director of IP Academy said, “The IP Academy is proud to partner WIPO for the Summer School programme as we believe capability development is the key to success in the knowledge economy. We are confident that the two-week summer school programme provides a valuable opportunity for senior students and young professionals from around the world to acquire a deep knowledge on a broad spectrum of IP issues as well as build meaningful networks with professionals in the IP fraternity.”

Quotes from Participants:
“Two weeks into the routine and my mind still takes me back to Bras Basah, Bugis, Marina Bay Sands and Orchard Road! I really loved the time I spent in your city, most definitely due to the warm and friendly atmosphere we got to study in for the entire duration of the Summer School! I would like to take this opportunity to extend my heartfelt thanks to you and your entire team for supporting all of us throughout the two weeks and from even before!”
Rujuta Mehendale, Patent Associate, R. K. Dewan and Co., India

“The WIPO Singapore Summer School presents a unique learning experience. The open discussions between the lecturers and fellow participants are intellectually stimulating and enriching.”
Feng Wan Hong, Patent Information Analysis and Service Engineer, Guangdong IP Research and Development Centre

“The high calibre instructors coupled with a good-mix of regional participants in this very well organised programme makes this summer school in IP a great forum for networking and acquiring IP knowledge.”
Galbataar Lkhagvasuren, Legal Officer, Mongolian Railway State Owned Shareholding Company

“This is an intensive and comprehensive training programme that has deepened my understanding and insights of the broad scope of IP issues in the knowledge economy.”
Simerpreet Kaur, Patent Research Analyst, IDS Infotech, India

“These two weeks of summer school on IP in Singapore is indeed an educational journey. Covering the fundamental aspects of IP and issues on protection and commercialisation of IP rights, the real life case studies discussed in the programme added much depth to my understanding and appreciation of the topic. The organisation of this event is also very commendable.”
Paul Tiebot, PhD Candidate, Gent University, Belgium
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