WIPO GREEN: New Online Marketplace Seeks Environmentally Sustainable Solutions for Climate Change

WIPO_logoOn November 28, 2013 WIPO launched a new online marketplace connecting a wide variety of groups seeking shared innovation and environmentally friendly technologies to address climate change.

The WIPO GREEN database and network matches owners of new technologies with individuals or companies seeking to commercialize, license or otherwise distribute a green technology. Its objective is to accelerate innovation and diffusion of green technologies and contribute to the efforts of developing countries in addressing climate change.

WIPO Director General Francis Gurry said:  “Innovative green technologies have an important role to play in addressing climate change.  Our objective is for WIPO GREEN to become a go-to platform for green technologies, thanks to our growing network of partners and innovative collaborations with major global technology databases.”

About WIPO GREEN

The WIPO GREEN database offers a broad listing of green technology products, services and intellectual property (IP) assets, and also allows individuals and companies to list green technology needs.
It is freely accessible, only requiring a one-time registration at http://www.wipo.int/green

  • The database offers green technology providers greater visibility for their products, services and IP assets (including inventions, patents, technologies and know-how) for sale or license, helping to attract partners and finance.
  • The database also advertises technological needs – including specific technologies and IP assets, funding, training and professional services.
  • The database’s listing of innovative green technologies, IP assets and experts makes it a useful resource for investors, entrepreneurs and licensing managers looking to construct and execute deals in the green technology space.
  • The WIPO GREEN network helps facilitate commercial relationships and transactions by connecting green technology providers and seekers, and acting as a gateway to a range of relevant services.
  • The network hosts a freely accessible online roster of green technology consultants and service providers, who offer expertise in a wide range of areas including IP management, licensing and investment.
  • The network acts as a gateway to useful IP services, such as WIPO’s Arbitration and Mediation Center.
  • Through the network, members can meet a wide range of stakeholders – including SMEs, multinational companies, intergovernmental organizations, investors and academics – thereby providing new opportunities for collaboration and partnership.

 

Source: WIPO

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