Delegates from the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) visited the Philippines on July 25-29, 2016. The successful implementation of the project on the establishment of a network of Innovation & Technology Support Offices (ITSO) in the Philippines, is considered as a model for other members of the World Intellectual Property Organization's (WIPO) Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISC). The study visit's objective is to learn from the experiences of the ITSOs in the Philippines for establishing a similar office in their respective countries.
Development Management Officer III
UPLB Center for Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship
As a result of the successful implementation of the project on the establishment of a network of Innovation & Technology Support Offices (ITSO) in the Philippines, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) sent a delegation from the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries for a study visit of the ITSOs last July 25 – 29, 2016. The objective of the study is to learn from the experiences of the ITSOs in the Philippines in their own journey of setting up and developing a similar office. As Adamson University was previously showcased as one of the operating successful members of the ITSO network, it played host to delegates from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Mongolia, Nepal and Sri Lanka. These delegates were also the national focal persons of Technology & Innovation Support Centers (TISC) in their respective countries.
As part of the Intellectual Property awareness campaign of the University, the UST innovation and Technology Support Office (ITSO) was invited by the Office of the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs to be part of the Program of the Orientation for New faculty Members last August 4, 2016 at the AMV Multipurpose Hall to discuss about an overview of the Intellectual Property System and the IP Policy of the University. The ITSO offers assistance and training to faculty and student researchers in performing basic patent searches to establish novelty of their research projects. This prevents ‘re-inventing the wheel’ as well as saves time, effort and valuable resources in embarking on a project.
Assoc. Prof. Michael Jorge N. Peralta, MSc, LL.M., PTRP
Executive Assistant for Intellectual Property & Research/
Innovation and Technology Support Office (ITSO) Manager
Office of the Vice-Rector for Research & Innovation
University of Santo Tomas