Technology and Innovation in South Africa

Stellenbosch (South Africa), 29 August 2019

LES South Africa’s Annual General Meeting will take place at STIAS Conference Centre, 10 Marais Road, Stellenbosch at 11am on 29 August 2019.

The AGM will be followed by an afternoon conference on “Technology and Innovation in South Africa”.

The keynote speaker will be Ms Fiona Nicolson, LES International President who will talk on changes in the global IP landscape and licensing – past, present and future. Other speakers include Pontsho Maruping, Head of Commercialisation, South African Radio Astronomy Observatory; Andrew Bailey, Senior Manager: Innovation at the UCT technology transfer office and Daniel Strauss who is a private equity and venture capital entrepreneur.

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5th Pan-American LES YMC Event

Montreal (Canada), 12 July 2019

Registration opens soon, number of participants is limited

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Joint LESI-EPO training course for SMEs on technology commercialisation


Basel (Switzerland), 26/28 June 2019

Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) and the European Patent Office (EPO) have launched a jointly developed two-day training course, “Succeeding at technology commercialisation and negotiation” to be held in Basel, Switzerland from 26 to 28 June.
The Basel training course, the first of the series, gives a comprehensive, professional set of tools and techniques to help businesses to profit from their IP and to put it at the heart of their business strategy in a way that is easy to access and implement. It is designed for intellectual capital and business development managers as well as entre- and intrapreneurs with great ideas who are looking to perform at the top level. The course will cater for a wide-reaching range of business professionals, including those coming from SMEs, start-ups, spin-outs, emerging enterprises, MNCs, technology transfer, research organisations and legal practicioners.

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