Intellectual Property Rights for kids

 

The success and the development of nations are based on the degree of creativity of its people and the innovations they create in various fields. In oder to enhance creativity, the intellectual works and the creative people must be recognized. Here comes what is known as the Intellectual Property (IP) Rights.
The IP rights recognize the authenticity of the creative works and preserve the creators’ rights to commercialize their works for the help of the humanity. The IP rights protect all forms of creative works such as innovations, scientific researches, industry, art or literature, etc. …..
This program will encourage youth to get involved in creative activities and help them to understand the value of their works in terms of recognition and commercializing the results of their creative works. Moreover it will prepare them to understand how the global trades are done beyond import and export of goods. Specially since we live nowadays in a global and highly competitive market where innovations are the only key for survival and continuous improvements in quality and price reduction.
By Preparing both the youth and the school teachers in understanding the value of the intellectual and creative works, they will be encouraged to invent and create new pieces of Arts and generate income for them. Moreover it will help them in understanding the value of IP and citation while preparing assignments and researches.
This program is prepared with the focus on the youth between 10-18 years old, as well as for their teachers. The program is based on the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) materials which uses comics and booklets suitable for youth to provide the IP concepts in simple way based on the daily activities youth face. Such activities includes legal implications behind mp3, videos and software programs.

Sample Material of the program

One hour seminar at Mawhiba, Saudi Arabia


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Video recording of Patents for kids at Mawhiba Saudi Arabia

SRTD Program

Support to Research and Technological Development and Innovation Initiatives and Strategies in Jordan Project (SRTD) (2008-2010) is an EU funded project through ENPI.

Some presentations,workshops and training programs delivered during the SRTD project are available here  http://www.slideshare.net/SRTD

Jamil was mainly responsible for the Technology Transfer element of the project.

Jamil as a local expert was responsible for

– Support the development of a national Technology Transfer Program
– Support the establishment of 11 Jordanian Technology Transfer Offices
– Support Industry Research Link assessment
– Perform assessments of Technology Transfer Programs, Incubation Training and Consulting Programs
– Organize training programs for the Technology Transfer Offices
– Coordinate consulting and training missions by EU experts to improve Technology Transfer and Incubation strategies
– Support the development of Quality system for Incubators based on EU Systems
– Develop and organize twinning program between EU and Jordanian incubators
– Support the development of consulting services program, based on the results of incubator audit
– Prepare consulting and training ToRs and offers evaluations
– Monitor and evaluate grant contracts
– Conduct need assessment for Knowledge Transfer Programs
– Support the assessment of IP Policies of universities & funding agencies
– Organise Tech Transfer Study tour in Europe
– Perform value and impact assessment of over than 30 funded researches