Innovation Fund

VaRRIWA – Burkina Faso. 25 project developers trained in intellectual property management and valorisation of research results

This training is provided from April 3 to 7, 2023 by the Technology Transfer Office-Incubator of the Joseph KI-ZERBO University (BTTi-UJKZ), Ouagadougou, with the support of the VaRRIWA Initiative (Valorising Research Results and Innovation in West Africa).

They are teacher-researchers, doctoral students, or students with valorisation projects, 40% of whom are women, and this training will teach them to better understand the concepts of intellectual property, the link between intellectual property and business creation. They will also be introduced to the preparation of a patent application and the drafting of a technology transfer contract.

The coordinator of the BTTi-UJKZ, Dr. Daniel DORI, recalled that the two-year project will allow, among other things, “the protection of twelve (12) invention projects through patents, but also the support in the formalities of business creation with seed funds, as well as the creation of 120 direct and indirect jobs.”

BTTi-UJKZ est a third-party project of VaRRIWA (Valorising research results and innovation in West Africa), one of the 12 initiatives supported by the ACP Innovation Fund, funded by the European Union.