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IP Academy spearheads joint programmes for building IP knowledge and capacity
Singapore, 31 August 2015 – As part of efforts to deepen and broaden Singapore's knowledge and capabilities in intellectual property, IP Academy (Singapore) signed three Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with leading universities and IP organisations from 25-26 August 2015.
The agreements aim to build Singapore’s IP infrastructure and capabilities to professionalise the IP workforce, which is estimated to have over 100,000 professionals in Singapore.
The International IP Commercialisation Council and Renmin University of China separately committed to cooperate with the Academy in capacity building and training programmes, executive education, knowledge-sharing and raising IP awareness. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) will be the focus of the Academy’s collaboration with The Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), as the two organisations partner to provide IP management skills training and development activities for local companies to develop and augment their IP capability.
Ms Chiam Lu-Lin, Executive Director of IP Academy said, "With these arrangements, IP Academy continues to broaden the reach of our training programmes locally and abroad. These tie-ups will see us leverage the strengths and best-practices of leading universities and IP organisations, to enrich the programmes and initiatives offered to the IP workforce.”
The signing of the MOUs was conducted on the sidelines of the 5th Global Forum on Intellectual Property conference, as part of Singapore’s annual IP-centric event, IP Week @ SG.
Memorandum of Understanding with International IP Commercialisation Council
Memorandum of Understanding with Renmin University of China
Memorandum of Understanding with Singapore Institute of Technology
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