WIPO Green - the sustainable technology marketplace
1 Mar 2012
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is tackling environmental challenges head-on, by developing practical tools that will help the adaptation, adoption and use of "green" technology particularly in the developing world.
WIPO has launched - at this stage in pilot form - "WIPO Green" a green-technology marketplace. It consists of a database where technology companies and others can upload technologies for sale or licensing in areas as diverse as lead-free solder, plastic materials developed from pineapple processing waste and a design for an ultra-lightweight vehicle.
WIPO also intends to develop a partnership hub and supporting services to facilitate sales, joint ventures, collaborations and other forms of technology transfer.
Membership is open to private and for-profit corporations, nonprofit and civil society organisations, industry associations, private foundations, academic institutions and other publicly and privately funded research and product development groups.
It's a two way arrangement. WIPO invites organisations to participate by contributing information about green technologies to the database. There will also be the option for potential technology users to lodge requests for information and assistance.
This WIPO initiative falls within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and their call for cooperation in the development, application and transfer of environmentally-sound technologies.
You can create your account and log in to the WIPO Green database. There is no fee.
Last Updated: 29/11/2012