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Annual NIPMO Colloquium: Driving innovation and positioning Intellectual Property commercialisation for a better and inclusive South Africa.

24. February 2022 @ 9:00 - 13:00

The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition of the Republic of South Africa (dtic), in partnership with the Department of Science and Innovation, through the National Intellectual Property Management Office (NIPMO), the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC), and Innovate Durban hosted the annual Intellectual Property and Technology Commercialisation Colloquium on 23 and 24 February 2022.

The colloquium covered key areas of IP including development, protection, acquisition, exploitation and management, as well as the role of the CIPC and NIPMO. It presented the Technology Commercialisation process relevant to early stage and growth in companies such as product-market fit, knowledge-for-equity structures, and access to early-stage venture funding, establishing early customer relationships and creating channels to market.