From: "WIPO mailing list" <>
Date: 01.09.2014 11:00:04
Subject: WIPO GREEN Newsletter


Geneva, September 1, 2014


WIPO GREEN’s 50th Partner joins

WIPO GREEN is pleased to announce its 50th Partner, Korea Technology Finance Corporation (KOTEC).  KOTEC provides full support to SMEs and early-stage businesses with competitive technology, innovation, and other knowledge-based business content at all growth stages. The mission of KOTEC is to take a lead in converting the Korean economy to be creative and innovative.


Other new Partners

Patsnap is an IP Analytic and Management platform that empowers even non IP-proficient users to understand this competitive landscape. PatSnap developed an interface allowing WIPO GREEN to process thousands of records from other databases and keep them in synch with the original data providers.

SEED Initiative is a global partnership for action on sustainable development and the green economy.  Founded by UNEP, UNDP and IUCN, the SEED Initiative supports innovative small-scale and locally driven entrepreneurs around the globe who integrate social and environmental benefits into their business model from the outset. 


Eco-Patent Commons & WIPO GREEN

As part of our partnership with the Environmental Law Institute, the patents from the Eco-Patent Commons will be uploaded into the WIPO GREEN database.

Eco-Patent Commons , hosted by the Environmental Law Institute, manages a collection of patents pledged for unencumbered use by companies and intellectual property rights holders around the world, making it easier and faster to innovate and implement industrial processes that improve and protect the global environment. 


WIPO GREEN database technology highlight - Honda Motor Co. Ltd’s CIGS Thin Film Solar Cell Module

According to Honda, this CIGS thin film solar cell module provides greater efficiency than other alternatives on the market. It has a light absorbing layer made of Cu(In1-xGax)Se2 (CIGS)compound. The module conversion efficiency is over 13% with the commercial products and has reached 15% with prototype. The cell including the CIGS layer is formed on a large glass substrate by sputtering technology. For this reason, it is relatively easy to produce a large-area module, and the effect of partial shade on the module to decrease the power generation is lower than crystalline silicon.


SEED AFRICA Symposium 2014, 10-11 September, Nairobi Kenya 

WIPO GREEN is delighted to partner with the SEED Africa Symposium 2014 - a unique forum for businesses, policy makers, civil society and support institutions to share their knowledge and experience, explore partnerships, and develop solutions to stimulate the growth of social and green entrepreneurship in Africa. The event offers a variety of interactive sessions around innovative business models and collaborations that can drive the change to sustainable development. More than 250 representatives will convene in Nairobi and discuss solutions to build an effective ecosystem for social and green enterprises. For more information about the programme and registration. Follow the event @SEED_Initiative #SEEDAS14 

As a member of WIPO GREEN network, SEED Initiative is glad to offer a special 50% discount to the first 30 members who register. Click here  to register and use the promotion code "WIPOGREENnetwork" 


UNEP DTU Partnership introduces the ADMIRE Project

The UNEP DTU Partnership – formerly known as the UNEP Risoe Centre – introduces the ADMIRE Project in support of both adaptation and mitigation actions through private sector engagement.

The private sector plays an indispensable role in actions that mitigate climate change and adapt to its impacts. The ADMIRE Project welcomes ideas that can create further market potentials for the private sector in mitigation and adaptation. Ideas are expected to involve the active collaboration between relevant public sector entities and private business. 

The ADMIRE Project supports the development of such ideas, in collaboration with applicants, local experts and national government representatives, into sustainable financeable frameworks that will support the integration of private sector engagement and investment into nationally appropriate mitigation and adaptation plans and policies.  

Applications may be submitted by any legal entity – a company, a public institution, an NGO or an individual – in the 14 eligible countries. 

Application deadline: September 20, 2014


Training course: Formulating project proposals for climate change mitigation and clean energy

The University of Twente’s Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the short course ‘formulating project proposals for climate change mitigation and clean energy’.

Dates: March 16 - April 17, 2015

Location: University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

The course is delivered in partnership with the UNEP Risø Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development (URC) and Eco Ltd.


Update on two existing WIPO GREEN Partners

Asia IP Exchange – the global online marketplace for Intellectual Property

As Asia’s largest online IP portal, Asia IP Exchange is a free online platform developed and managed by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) that aims to facilitate international IP trade to global IP players.  AsiaIPEX has formed alliances with 23 local and overseas strategic partners with a listing of over 25,000 tradable IP listings available at AsiaIPEX. Contact 

ipnexus – the global marketplace for Intellectual Property

ipnexus ( is a global, online marketplace for intellectual property, including an IP Exchange for trading intellectual property and a services marketplace where all parties involved in intellectual property development, protection and monetization can share information and offer or source expertise. The vision is to encourage innovation and global transfer of technological knowledge.  

Contact Lydia Mitchell <>


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