WIPO Re:Search conducts myriad activities to support our mission:

  • we catalyze the royalty-free sharing of IP among consortium members through targeted, mutually beneficial R&D collaborations
  • we manage a Fellowship Program involving some of the world’s leading NTD laboratories
  • we organize international symposia, and publish reports, on issues at the crossroads of IP and global health.

Our endeavors respond to the WIPO Development Agenda formally established by our member states in 2007, notably in regards to technical assistance and capacity building. They also constitute one of the Organizations’ core contributions to the advancement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, demonstrating how innovation drives human progress.

Partnership Hub

BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH), our Partnership Hub Administrator, actively engages with members to facilitate research and development into neglected tropical diseases.

Key activities include:

Members can contact BVGH about assets listed on the WIPO Re:Search database in which they are interested in learning more. BVGH also welcomes “special requests” for compounds, compound libraries, or other resources that are not listed in the WIPO Re:Search database.

By leveraging its expert scientific knowledge, BVGH reviews the research and partnering interests of each of our members. Based on this, it is possible to identify and pursue potential collaboration opportunities, as well as find matches for IP needs.

BVGH contacts potential new members based on their research programs. BVGH strives to recruit and engage research organizations from developing countries.

The WIPO Re:Search Fellowship Program

WIPO Re:Search helps developing countries increase their scientific and research capacity through its program of research sabbaticals, generously supported by funds-in-trust from the Government of Australia.

These sabbaticals enable scientists from around the world to share experiences and gain new skills and knowledge.

Find out more

  • Fellowships PDF, Fellowships
  • Fellowship program process PDF, Fellowship program process

Video: Overview of WIPO Re:Search Fellowship Program

Video: Meet our fellows

In videos – Sharing innovation to fight NTDs

More videos on our YouTube channel...

Video on YouTube – Hear from WIPO Re:Search Fellow Fidelis Cho-Ngwa, a Cameroon-based expert on River Blindness, about how the Nobel Prize for Medicine awarded to neglected tropical disease (NTD) researchers impacts the work of scientists like himself.

Video: Hear from our members about how WIPO Re:Search is contributing to the fight against neglected tropical diseases.

WIPO Re:Search and sustainable development

The UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development stresses the critical need to develop global partnerships in order to empower the world's most vulnerable.

WIPO Re:Search supports action in realizing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).