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Island Innovation

Bats in Madagascar meet the intellectual property system and an export product takes wing.

Renewable Energy: New Study Shows Patenting Growth

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our times. Fortunately, much can be done to address this challenge through technological innovation, including renewable sources of energy which help reduce carbon emissions.

Nigerian innovators get connected

WIPO helps the world’s innovators get access to important IP resources via training centers like the one in Nigeria's capital, Abuja.

Breathe a Little Easier

A desert, his shoes, a knife: Watch the GEOX founder speak of the innovation behind his unique, breathable footwear.

Collaborative Innovation

Collaborators seeking watershed innovations should focus on finding solutions to smaller components of a problem, each contributing to the larger goal.

Seeger Tribute

Pete Seeger: Singer, activist, and defender of the folk tradition.

World IP Indicators

WIPO report shows that in 2012 global patent filings increased at their strongest rate in nearly two decades as industrial-design registration notched its best-ever rate of growth.


Dr. Anthony Atala, surgeon and pioneering researcher in regenerative medicine, has led some of the top medical breakthroughs of recent years - including the 3D printing of organs.

Global Innovation Index

Switzerland retained its place atop the rankings in the Global Innovation Index 2013, published by WIPO, Cornell University and INSEAD.

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