Monday, 21 June 2010

PILA Network: IP Management in Latin American Higher Education Institutions

The PILA Network is a project co-financed by the European Union, in the framework of the ALFA III programme, and is composed of higher education institutions (HEIs) from 18 different Latin American countries.

Its aim is to foster the modernisation and strategic planning of knowledge transfer and intellectual property management practices in Latin American Higher Education institutions. For this purpose, among other activities, the Network has as analyse the level of IP awareness in Latin American HEIs to obtain a detailed picture of the situation. Between February and July 2009, the PILA project partners interviewed a total of 145 Universities in 18 Latin American countries. The results have been aggregated and analysed by countries, and the country reports have been published in Spanish on the PILA website.The reports discuss the levels of IP awareness and use among the HEIs interviewed, as well as the principal challenges on national, institutional, cultural, strategic, operational, financial and human levels.

Further information about the PILA Network by Alexandra Mayr in IPR Bulletin.

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