WIPO presents University of Nairobi with Ksh.4.2m for IP audit

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Wed, 2017-07-19 12:59
(from left) Prof. Ogot, Dir. Research & Extension, Prof. Mwangi, Director, IPMO, Prof. Mutoro, representing the Vice-Chancellor, Mr. Sange, Managing Director, KIPI & Prof. Irungu, Deputy Vice-Chancellor in-charge of research

Yesterday, the University of Nairobi received funding of Ksh.4.2m from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The cheque, presented by the Managing Director, Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI) on behalf of WIPO, is intended to support the carrying out of an institutional intellectual property audit.

IP audits are important as it captures the number of IP assets and the value that can be attached to the IP.

According to John Maina, IP Management Officer at the University of Nairobi, “Carrying out an IP audit is an important exercise as it will enable the University identify research output that can be taken to the next level, this considering that most of the research ends up in publications”.

“Through the institutional IP audit” Maina further adds, “the University will be in a position to assess whether the research output can be of use to the society and therefore, develop it further into useful products and commercialize it for the benefit of the researcher and the University”.

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Sun, 2017-12-31 12:59