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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.

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.

The SINO Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City Administrative Committee (GKCAC) – Executive Training (Oct 2014)

As part of a Memorandum of Understanding signed with the Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City Administrative Committee, IP Academy will be organising a 10-day training programme from 27 October to 7 November 2014 for 20 Chinese government officials on IP and its importance for economic growth and development at both the national and organisation levels. This programme comprising classroom lectures and site visits will be conducted fully in Chinese.

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.

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.

On 3 June 2017, IP Academy and Renmin University also entered into an agreement for strategic collaboration in IP training and competency development, to cooperate to organise IP-related events, conferences, and industry trainings in China and Singapore for students, businesses, and government organisations.

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.

Jinan University

On 13 January 2016, China’s Jinan University and IP Academy Singapore signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining cooperation to promote knowledge and capabilities in the field of intellectual property.

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.

Singapore University of Social Sciences

On 21 April 2016, IP Academy Singapore and SIM University (now Singapore University of Social Sciences) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) committing to jointly develop a slate of online intellectual property (IP)-related training courses.

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.

Dubai Department of Economic Development

On 17 April 2017, the Dubai Department of Economic Development and IP Academy Singapore entered into an agreement for cooperation in capacity building, knowledge transfer, and raising IP awareness. In particular, the agreement will see IP Academy develop and deliver customised IP training programmes for Dubai government officials.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) – the first between IP Academy and a partner from the Persian Gulf – was signed via video-conference by Mr Abdul Baset Al Janahi, CEO of the Mohammed bin Rashid Establishment for SME Development, Department of Economic Development; Mr Mohammad Ali Rashed Lottah, CEO of Commercial Compliance & Consumer Protection, Department of Economic Development; and Ms Chiam Lu Lin, Executive Director of IP Academy Singapore.