Thursday, 10 November 2016

Trending in Latin America #shareknowledge

This month we hear some news from the Brazilian Minister of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications, Gilberto Kassab, and the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education of Portugal, Manuel Heitor, who are negotiating a partnership to promote scientific and technological research.

Image result for sharing knowledgeThe bilateral meeting is a step to both countries to “develop a new scientific, technological and business agenda” and looking also in how they could attract other states in the Atlantic. The idea is to “develop the Centro de Pesquisa Internacional dos Açores (AIR Center)”. By this new partnership they plan to invite the rest of the Atlantic to develop a platform of cooperation.

In the last couple of weeks we have covered in one way or another Research and Development (R&D) and the importance of it. Added to this we continue to encourage and explain the role of intellectual property -- especially in cases of transfer of knowledge.

Indeed we are seen a trend in Latin America (and it is a good trend) --starting from the incentives and propaganda that Governments and other NGO are imparting i.e. to share knowledge, and finally seen different campaigns run by national intellectual property offices educating natural and legal process to protect their knowledge.

Source Brazilian Minister of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications.

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