Register now for IPAN’s ‘IP & The SDGs’ virtual panel event on Thursday 11 July 2024 (12:00-13:30 BST)

On World Intellectual Property Day 2024 on 26 April 2024 and as part of our ‘IP & The SDGs’ programme launch, the Intellectual Property Awareness Network (IPAN) was pleased to publish its milestone report, ‘The IPAN Guide to the SDGs: Building our common future with innovation and creativity’. The Guide is an exploration of the 17 Global Goals through an IP lens featuring the expert perspectives and recommendations of key partners, members, practitioners and policymakers, all addressing the following question: ‘How does IP intersect with each of the Global Goals, and how might IP be used to advance innovation and creativity towards realising the Goals?’ Through this Guide, IPAN aims to bring IP and the SDGs ever closer together and to ensure that developments in intellectual property in the future have sustainability at their core from the outset of policy or project planning, rather than as an afterthought.

The topics and themes explored in the Guide will now be considered further at a virtual panel event which will be hosted by IPAN and our partners on Zoom in July 2024 and organised by the University of Exeter’s Dr Louise Loder (IPAN Secretariat). For this session, which will take place on Thursday 11 July (12:00-13:30 BST), IPAN invites some of the report contributors, all senior leaders working in education, business / entrepreneurship, policy and practice, to share their insights into and expertise on key aspects and the interplay between intellectual property and the Sustainable Development Goals. Organised by the University of Exeter’s Dr Louise Loder (IPAN Secretariat) and moderated by Phoebe Whitlock, IPAN Board Member & UK Delegate to UN Women, the session will welcome John Ogier, Chair of IPAN; Neil Lampert, Deputy CEO of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys; Dr Janice Denoncourt, Associate Professor of Law, Nottingham Law School; Nisaa Jetha, Global Impact Strategist, Impact-for-SDGs; and Dr Francesca Mazzi, Lecturer in AI, Innovation and Law, Brunel University London.


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