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Ivoiry Cost - Abidjan - March 9th to 13th 2015 - Valorization in an Academic Context

mars 5th, 2015 Posted in Africa, France, North Africa

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Organized by the IRD (Research Institute for the Development - France) under the framework of the Ivoiry Cost and French Government, this Workshop (Amruge program )  will present most of the aspects linked to the valorization of the academic research results and competencies.  Africa needs to increase its speed of development and one way to reach this objective is to speed up the job creation. This can be done in various ways, but one of the most important is to facilitate the enterprise creations and also to help the SME’s sector through the transfer of competencies, know-how and resesults of the academic research. This move, if it is successful will participate to the mental change of academic people, opening the way to innovation and SRR (Social Rsearch Responsibility).

Here are some presentations and complementary research papers dealing with two aspects od the valorization presented by Professor Henri Dou in this workshop: “Enjeux Socio-économiques de la valorization” (Social and Economic Impact of the Valorization) and “Information Scientifique et Technique (IST) et Veille Technologique, quelles sources pour quels intérêts” (Scientific and Technical Information, Competitive Technical Intelligence, what sources for what interests).

Social Economic Impact:  main presentation , subsidiary presentations   general overview  Competitive Intelligence  related papers: Social Research Responsibility   Crisis Innovation and Universities    Micro enterprises Africa 

Scientific and Technical Information:  Global presentation , subsidiary presentations   Scientific and Technical Information overview   case study Cacao  free access Worldpatent database with android   (smartphones and tablets)   related papers    Automatic Patent Analysis Developing Countries    APA Automatic Patent Analysis    Valorization of natural Resources    Chinese Patents    Knowledge dissemination 

Various pictures of the workshop are available in  this file (pdf format). 

During this meeting a presentation of OAPI (Organisation Africaine de la Propriété Intellectuelle) was done by Mr Hamidou Kone This presentation indicated in which context the OAPI develops its activities.

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