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JU held training on Patent Information Search and Developing Technology Innovation Support Center

Jimma University conducted a two days collaborative training on Patent Information Search and developing Technology Innovation Support Center (TISC) from November 22-24/2018. The University’s Industry Linkage and Technology Transfer Office collaborated with Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office to organize the training for selected staff members and researchers in all colleges and institutes in the university. 

Dr. Tsige Ketema, Vice President for Research and Community Service at Jimma University, in her opening remarks, reflected that the training is targeted at enhancing the awareness of JU academic staff and researchers on searching for patent information for creative and innovative works. She stressed that the theoretical and practical trainings would enable the participants recognize about intellectual property right and learn ways to protect their innovative researches or creative works. 

Mr. Abebe Wole, Director for JU Industry Linkage and Technology Transfer Office facilitated the arrangement and conduct of the training with Jimma University ICT office. 

Experts from the Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office, Mr Sintayehu Tadese, Mr. Solomon Kidane and Mr Girma Bejiga presented papers on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), Technology Innovation Support Center (TISC) and Institutional IP Policy followed by lab practice activities for trainees in Jimma University CISCO class. 






The training was concluded with the reflections from the trainees on the contribution the training would make in their future research engagement and their proposal of conducting similar trainings for technology related staff. The trainees were given certificates of participation by Dr. Kinde, managing director of JIT and Mr Girma Bejiga advisor to General director of Ethiopian Intellectual Property Rights Office. 



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