||Since 2013 the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the World Women Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association (WWIEA) have jointly organized in Seoul an annual event named Seed Project aimed at increasing participants’ knowledge on creativity/inventing process, innovation, protection of inventions and management of intellectual property rights (IPRs), and at passing on the know-how of a teaching method that WWIEA has gained through various projects and educational programs. In 2012 the Seed Project combined the participants from the Central Asian countries, and in 2013 – from the Caucasian countries as well as from Croatia and Serbia.
The Seed Project is a training of trainers program. It is assumed that participants would use and disseminate the received knowledge and skills at the national level, including through the various trainings and educational projects, in order to increase the capacity of the national stakeholders for the use of IP in economic activities. With the aim to ensuring the organization of the national trainings, participants are provided with the necessary educational materials.
In his letter of May 18, 2015 (copy attached), Mr. Piotr Broukin, Director General, National Center of Intellectual Property of Belarus, requested WIPO to organize, in cooperation with WWIEA, the International Educational Program on Idea, Invention, Innovation and Intellectual Property – Seed Project 2015 for representatives from Belarus, the Republic of Moldova, the Russian Federation and Ukraine, in Seoul, in October-November 2015. WIPO’s commitment to organize this event was confirmed in the letter dated June 1, 2015 (copy attached), from the Director General to Mr. Broukin.