Our rich portfolio of courses on IP caters to different target audiences: inventors and creators, business managers and IP professionals, policy makers and government officials of IP institutions, diplomats, students and teachers of IP and the civil society. Courses combine traditional face-to-face and distance learning methodologies which explains how to stimulate innovation, creativity and development.
The Academy is the center of excellence for intellectual property (IP) education and training for WIPO member states, in particular developing countries, least-developed countries (LDCs) and countries in transition. The Academy works to help build human capacity in IP, which is essential to innovation.
Under this program, the Academy offers training opportunities for government officials from developing countries, least developed countries (LDCs) and countries with economies in transition in a number of specialized intellectual property (IP) areas.
A certificate of participation is issued to the participants at the end of each training program.
The aim of the University Partnerships Program is to support access to intellectual property (IP) higher education, especially to participants from developing countries, least developed countries (LDCs) and countries with economies in transition.
Since 1999, we have been offering distance learning (DL) courses, covering all aspects of intellectual property (IP), to both professionals and those new to the field. We are the only institution offering online IP courses in up to ten languages.
Interaction between our students and faculty of renowned academics from universities worldwide, takes place online through our discussion forums.
The WIPO Summer Schools provide an opportunity for university students and young professionals to acquire a deeper knowledge of IP, and how it can be used as a tool for sustainable development, as well as the role of WIPO in the administration and the provision of global IP services.
The WIPO Academy has developed a service to help teach creativity and inventiveness through intellectual property (IP) called IP4Youth&Teachers. The service kick-starts teachers and learners on their path to IP education by cultivating dialogue among educators, curricula setters, and IP offices by providing access to teaching and learning content. It is also a hub for sharing experiences, policy documents, business cases, and research on the benefits of early introduction to the role of IP in inventiveness and creativity.
The IP Youth Ambassadors Program is an international awards program that recognizes young, innovative, energetic and creative minds for their substantial contribution to creativity and innovation.
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Academy launched the IP Youth Ambassadors Program in 2019. It is aimed at young promising creators, inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs to help promote IP knowledge among youths through creativity and inventiveness.
The WIPO Academy's Accessible training portal (ATP) serves as a platform for hosting WIPO's Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) and the Academy's accessible Intellectual Property (IP) courses. The ATP offers courses that are designed to be accessible to individuals who are blind, have low vision, or are otherwise print-disabled. The courses cover a range of topics on intellectual property (IP) knowledge and include a course on Accessible Publishing Concepts provided by the ABC. The course content is developed in compliance with accessibility standards, and the ATP provides a user-friendly web application that allows print-disabled individuals to register for the courses. A dedicated course administrator is also available to offer support throughout the course.
The Judicial Training on Intellectual Property (IP) has been developed to provide customized IP training, and to build the capacity and skills of judges for adjudicating efficiently IP disputes.
The IP Training Program for Diplomats and Trade Officials has been developed to to equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to navigate the complex landscape of intellectual property (IP) in the context of international diplomacy and trade.
This Portfolio serves as a catalogue of all the training opportunities to be offered by the WIPO Academy and outlines the content of each course. It gives information to potential participants on eligibility criteria, application formalities, timelines, selection procedures, travel and other relevant necessary information.