As a way to encourage individuals to push for innovation and creativity, the Bicol University Intellectual Property Management Division (BU-IPMD) in cooperation with BU Center for Technology Commercialization and Enterprise Development (CTCED) conducted a seminar on September 13-14, 2017 at the FICC amphitheater, BU East Campus.
Dubbed as “Training on IP Protection and Commercialization: The Road for Technology Transfer”, the two-day activity was prompted as part of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) IP Spoke/Hub Project Consultant’s visit to BU.
Engineer Christopher Pacardo, Director of BU-IPMD, delivered the opening remarks of the program while Mr. Michael Martin, incumbent president of the Tech Transfer Associates, Inc, gave a lecture regarding IP, KTTO, IP Spoke Project, and IP Commercialization.
The participants also shared a discussion and case presentation of selected R&D level technologies.
The guests and staffs of IPMD and CTCED also paid a visit to the research laboratories of different BU colleges like College of Science specifically the Biology, Chemistry, and Physics lab; College of Engineering; College of Industrial Technology; College of Nursing; College of Medicine; Graduate School; and the Regional Center for Food Safety and Quality Assurance.
Meanwhile, Engineer Arnulfo Malinis, Director of BU-CTCED, talked about the topic, “Zero Waste Ginger Processing Technology Demonstration.”
WIPO serves as a global forum for IP services, policy, information, and cooperation which aims to lead the development of effective IP system that encourages creative activity and promote the protection of intellectual property of every individual. (By Teresa Mortel/Photos by Mark Banay|BU-CPRO)