World Intellectual Property Organization

Technology and Innovation Support Centers

The WIPO Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC) program provides innovators in developing countries with access to locally based, high quality technology information and related services, helping them to exploit their innovative potential and to create, protect, and manage their intellectual property (IP) rights.

Services offered by TISCs may include:

  • Access to online patent and non-patent (scientific and technical) resources and IP-related publications;
  • Assistance in searching and retrieving technology information;
  • Training in database search;
  • On-demand searches (novelty, state-of-the-art and infringement);
  • Monitoring technology and competitors;
  • Basic information on industrial property laws, management and strategy, and technology commercialization and marketing.

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Technology and Innovation Support Center in the Philippines (photo: IPOPHIL)

Learning resources

Webinars

  • Research4Life and ARDI programs (November 26, 2014) Video, Webinar: Reasearch4Life and ARDI programs PDF, Video, Webinar:
    Reasearch4Life and ARDI programs
  • Business use of patent information (May 2014) Video, Webinar: Business Use of Patent Information PDF, Video, Webinar: Business Use of Patent Information
  • The eTISC platform: Functionalities (October 24, 2013) Video, eTISC functionalities PDF, eTISC functionalities
  • Patent Classification: Structure and Use (September 12, 2013) Video, Patent Classification: Structure and Use PDF, Patent Classification: Structure and Use
  • Patent Classification Advantages (July 11-12, 2013) Video, Patent Classification Advantages PDF, Patent Classification Advantages
  • Fundamentals of using patent databases (June 13, 2013) Video, Fundamentals of using patent databases PDF, Fundamentals of using patent databases

Guides

  • Guide to Technology Databases PDF, Guide to Technology Databases
  • PATENTSCOPE: Search and CLIR PDF, PATENTSCOPE: Search and CLIR
  • PATENTSCOPE Search: User's Guide PDF, PATENTSCOPE Search: The User's Guide

Patent information

    Learn how to use the wealth of technology information in patent documents for research and development. Topics: patent basics, patent search and retrieval, and patent analysis.

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The eTISC platform – sharing knowledge

eTISC is a social network to enable the global TISC community to collaborate, exchange information and access new learning opportunities.

Join eTISC to

  • Get instant access to the Global TISC network via chats, forums, national TISC groups and popular photo service
  • Participate in TISC events (chats, webinars, TISC missions/workshops)
  • Stay up to date with the eTISC news blog
  • Helpdesk for TISCs and ARDI/ASPI programs
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Ask the Expert chats

S. Kowalski

Discuss IP issues with leading academic and private sector professionals and ask your questions during our monthly offline chats. Ask the Expert chats are only open to eTISC members.

This month's expert

Professor Stanley Kowalski, Director of the International Technology Transfer Institute (ITTI).
  • Presentation: "Accelerating innovation-based development in emerging economies: Open innovation, capacity building, assessments and informed strategic approaches" PDF, Presentation: Accelerating innovation-based development in emerging economies: Open innovation, capacity building, assessments and informed strategic approaches
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