1) The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)
The WIPO Summer School on IP is an annual event bringing together students and young professionals from all over the world for two weeks of intensive learning, sharing and networking. The diversity and background of the students and lecturers make the Summer School a truly international forum for active discussion and exchange of ideas with a focus on IP.
WIPO Singapore Summer School is a part of the MOU collaboration between WIPO and IP Academy. Following the successful hosting of the inaugural WIPO Singapore Summer School in 2013, the two organisations have again jointly offered the Summer School on Intellectual Property held in Singapore from 9 – 20 June 2014.
2) The Center of Intellectual Property Studies of Universite de Strasbourg (CEIPI)
An International Cooperation Agreement between The University / Unistra (France) and The IP Academy Singapore was signed where the partners endeavour to organise IP-related activities such as exchanges of staff or students, joint training and research programmes, joint publication, common organisation of conferences and events.
3) The SINO Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City Administrative Committee (GKCAC) – Executive Training (Oct 2014)
4) International IP Commercialisation Council
As part of efforts to deepen and broaden Singapore's knowledge and capabilities in intellectual property, IP Academy (Singapore) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International IP Commercialisation Council (IIPCC) on 25 August 2015.
The IIPCC and IP Academy committed to develop an “IP-Innopreneurship Certificate” programme consisting of executive education and training programmes, to be offered in part by IP Academy and jointly certified by both parties.
5) Renmin University
On 26 August 2015, IP Academy entered into an agreement with the IP Academy of Renmin University, China, for cooperation in capacity building and training programmes, knowledge-sharing and raising IP awareness.
With the arrangement, IP Academy continues to broaden the reach of its training programmes locally and abroad. These tie-ups will also see the IP Academy leverage the strengths and best-practices of Renmin, a leading Chinese research university, to enrich the programmes and initiatives offered to the IP workforce.
6) Singapore Institute of Technology
Small and medium enterprises will be the focus of IP Academy’s collaboration with the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), which was also inked on 26 August 2015. The two organisations agreed to partner to provide IP management skills training and development activities for local companies, to develop and augment their IP capability.
The agreement aims to build Singapore’s IP infrastructure and capabilities to professionalise the IP workforce, which is estimated to have over 100,000 professionals in Singapore.
7) Jinan University
The MOU was signed by Professor Zhu Yikun, Dean of Jinan University Law School/College of IP and Ms Chiam Lu Lin, Executive Director of IP Academy Singapore. As part of the agreement, the parties will engage in capacity-building activities and co-develop training programmes, such as an IP elective module delivered by IP Academy for Jinan University.
Jinan University Law School/College of IP is based in Guangzhou, China.
8) SIM University
The MOU was signed by Associate Professor Wong Yue Kee, Vice President (Learning Services), SIM University, and Ms Chiam Lu Lin, Executive Director, IP Academy. Also present were Professor Tsui Kai Chong, Provost and Professor in Finance, SIM University, as well as Mr Daren Tang, Chief Executive of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore.
As part of the MOU, the first online IP course to be rolled out in July 2016 will be “IP Essentials for Business Strategy”. This foundational programme is meant to provide a basic grounding in IP law, upon which four advanced-level courses will build on. This set of courses will be suitable for and relevant to students in Institutes of Higher Learning, professionals across all sectors, and individuals who are interested in acquiring basic IP knowledge.