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International Technology Transfer Institute

Note: The objectives are as they appear in the Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan from Botswana found on the cbd.int/doc/world/bw/bw-nbsap-01-en.pdf link.

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The OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) has always participated in a critical role in “identifying and disseminating information on international innovations and best practices in local economic and employment development” To my advanatage, the LEED has tackle the county of Poland. In March of 2010, the OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme published a report, OECD Review of SME and Entrepreneurship Issues and Policies at National and Local Levels in Poland.” (http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/21/55/44729520.pdf). The goal was provide the Polish government with “insights and recommendations for improving the design and delivery of Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) and entrepreneurship policies and programs in Poland.” I have extracted some key information regarding intellectual property and innovation regarding Poland.

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Back in May, 2007 a conference took place in Warsaw, Poland – Disseminating IP Knowledge in Universities. The conference initiated for discovering the role of scientists, universities, and research units in spreading of intellectual property knowledge as a fundamental component of modern economy based on knowledge. As my prior post mentions, Poland‘s economy has been growing and this will further the knowledge-based economy. All participants of the conference agreed that application of intellectual property is of main concern because it will: “enable the use of technical knowledge contained in patent description; provide information on the patent law rules; and improve the safety of the rights.” Poland is defiantly on the right track as to the awareness of IP Law within the universities. However, not there needs to be execution!

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Assuming his new position as Nigeria’s Science and Technology Minister, in Goodluck’s transition government, Prof. Mohammed Abubakar comments blow further wind in the sails of the country’s efforts to promote sustainable technology transfer capacity. The incoming Minister stated that “the most important thing we [Nigerians] have to start thinking about is how to translate what we have been learning in science, engineering and technology into practice.” (allAfrica.com 4/8/2010).

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Many individuals do have their preconceived concepts about Poland. However, Poland is the only country within the European Union (EU) to have a economic growth of 1.2% during 2009. Gross Domestic Prodcut (GDP) is the basic measure of a country’s overall economic output and Poland’s GDP per head rose from 50% to 56% of the EU average. This is a record jump for Poland and actually making Poland Europe’s ninth biggest economy.

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