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Innovative Technology in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Sector
Access to adequate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) embodies a fun- damental human right recognized by the United Nations General Assembly. Technology often plays an important role by providing resource-efficient solutions to some of the challenges associated with WASH. This edition of the Global Challenges in Focus series explores the water supply aspect of WASH and highlights the role of technological innovation in relation to managing limited freshwater resources in situations of scarcity and/or threats to the quality of the water supply.
Publication year: 2020
Hague Yearly Review 2020 - Executive Summary
International Registrations of Industrial Designs
This executive brief identifies key trends in the use of the WIPO-administered Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs.
Hague Yearly Review 2020
Comprehensive facts, figures and analysis of the international registration of industrial designs.
WIPO GREEN – Year in Review 2019
The WIPO GREEN Year in Review 2019 provides a snapshot of last year's activities and achievements. Some highlights include the regional innovation acceleration project in Latin America, WIPO GREEN strategic activities, and the establishment of new partner and donor relationships.
Sharing Knowledge, Building Capacity – The WIPO Academy Year in Review 2019
This report presents the Academy's achievements in 2019 and highlights the latest developments across programs, including new partnerships and course offerings.
Global Innovation Index 2020 - Executive version
Who Will Finance Innovation?
Global Innovation Index 2020
The Global Innovation Index 2020 provides detailed metrics about the innovation performance of 131 countries and economies around the world. Its 80 indicators explore a broad vision of innovation, including political environment, education, infrastructure and business sophistication. The 2020 edition sheds light on the state of innovation financing by investigating the evolution of financing mechanisms for entrepreneurs and other innovators, and by pointing to progress and remaining challenges – including in the context of the economic slowdown induced by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis.
Global Innovation Index 2020 - KEY FINDINGS
Patent Cooperation Treaty Yearly Review 2020 - Executive Summary
The International Patent System
This document provides the key trends in the use of the WIPO-administered Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). This edition provides a summary of the statistics reported in the PCT Yearly Review 2020.
Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
Regulations under the PCT (as in force from July 1, 2020)
The Patent Cooperation Treaty makes it possible to seek patent protection for an invention simultaneously in each of a large number of countries by filing an "international" patent application. Such an application may be filed by anyone who is a national or a resident of a Contracting State.