Supporting Services

WIPO Re:Search puts a range of supporting services related to capacity building, knowledge transfer, and access to innovation information, at the disposal of its members and developing countries.

WIPO Re:Search is also a demonstration of the World Intellectual Property Organization's (WIPO) commitment to its Development Agenda and the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

A tropical parasite expert conducting research in the lab
Dr. Conor Caffrey, whose team at the University of California, San Diego, has hosted two WIPO Re:Search fellows, at work in the laboratory. (Photo: UCSF/Susan Merrell)

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 allow developing country research institutions to learn from world-class laboratories.

  • Fellowships PDF, title goes here
  • Process PDF, title goes here

Video: Learn more about WIPO Re:Search by hearing first-hand from fellows and hosts about what inspired them to collaborate.

Video: Prof. Wellington Oyibo of the University of Lagos (Nigeria) spent three months at Novartis' laboratories in Basel (Switzerland).

Video: Prof. Christian Agyare from Kwame Nkrumah University (Ghana) discusses his WIPO Re:Search sabbaticals at the University of California, San Francisco (USA)./p>

IP capacity building

WIPO provides training courses that help developing country R&D institutions obtain maximum benefit from their IP:

  • Practical aspects of IP management in developing country R&D institutions.
  • Technology transfer and related agreements.
  • Setting up technology management offices in R&D institutions.
  • Universities and IP
  • WIPO Academy

WIPO Re:Search publications

Strategic Plan 2017–2021

“Charting the path forward”


Global Challenges Report

Sharing Innovation and Building Capacity to Fight Neglected Tropical Diseases