Innovation Fund

VaRRIWA – Training in industrial valorisation and intellectual property in Senegal

From February 20 to 24, 2023, some project leaders pre-selected under APEX benefited from a training workshop on industrial valorization and intellectual property management to transform their project ideas into bankable projects.

This training aims to accelerate the adoption of agricultural and agri-food innovations from Senegal’s development research centers and universities, by multiplying patents, or any other form of transfer to the private sector and industrial applications, in order to combat food insecurity, create businesses and jobs for youth in Senegal.

The APEX project “Appui à la création d’un pôle d’excellence national pour mutualiser et accélérer le transfert des résultats de la recherche agricole et agroalimentaire au Sénégal “(Support for the creation of a national pole of excellence to pool and accelerate the transfer of agricultural and agri-food research results in Senegal) is coordinated by the Institut Sénégalais des Recherches agricoles, as part of the implementation of the project “Valorising Research Results and Innovation in West Africa” (VaRRIWA).

VaRRIWA (led by the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie) is one of the 12 initiatives supported by the ACP Innovation Fund, implemented by the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States and funded by the European Union.

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