The Innovation Council is looking to secure 25 qualified IP mentors for the WIPO pilot program that will focus on helping female inventors from four pilot countries to learn how to use IP tools to commercialize their inventions and/or grow their business.
The IP offices of the pilot countries – Oman, Pakistan, Mexico, and Uganda – are leading on the selection of participants. There will be 10 from each country. The Innovation Council is helping WIPO to run the pilot and their first step is to find the right mentors over the next three weeks.
The program is slated to begin in early October, lasting for four months. This program will consist of training sessions led by WIPO staff, sessions for the mentees to engage with each other, and four one-on-one meetings between mentors and their mentees. The mentees will have preparatory work to complete before each of the sessions, which will focus on specific themes. The program will be primarily in English.
The mentors would commit to 6 hours of engagement per mentee during the four-month pilot (October through January). Our hope is that each mentor will agree to work with 2 mentees. This is a pro bono engagement.
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