Women in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The project "Increasing the Role of Women in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Encouraging Women in Developing Countries to Use the Intellectual Property System" focused on advancing the participation of women inventors and innovators in the national innovation system by supporting their use of the intellectual property system.
By providing better support programs, access to mentorships, and networking opportunities, the project assisted and supported women to gain more awareness, knowledge, and experience of the IP system.
In May 2018, the United States, Canada, and Mexico proposed the project Increasing the Role of Women in Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Encouraging Women to Use Intellectual Property System to the WIPO Development and Intellectual Property Committee (CDIP).
In January 2019, the project was launched as a pilot program that will, hopefully, scale up and become a regular program at WIPO. This is with the aim of supporting women inventors and innovators to make better use of the IP system, in order to increase their participation in national innovation systems. The project end date was set to December 2022.
For more information, visit the project reports and outputs section.