In the period of 1-4 May 2013, in the city of Seoul, Republic of Korea, was held the work of the International Forum of Women Inventors, organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in cooperation with the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) and the Korea Women Inventors Association (KWIA).
The main objective of this International Forum is to strengthen the understanding by the women inventors and entrepreneurs of the role of protection, use and efficient management of intellectual property as a strong tool for cultural, social and economic development of their community, and to increase the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises on the market.
In the Forum was organized the International Women Inventions Exhibition of, attended by over 500 women inventors and entrepreneurs, representatives of the small and medium-sized enterprises from over 30 countries, who shared their accumulated experiences and promoted new innovations in their fields of activity, and also took note of the latest technological trends.
The Forum also hosted the World Women IP Leaders Summit, which aimed at making an exchange of experience on success stories of women inventors in the field of IP protection and policies supportive of them in each participating country, as well as strengthening the cooperation in the field by creating an international network of women inventors and entrepreneurs in order to encourage the IP rights marketing activities. The Summit focused in particular on training and education programs for women in the field of creativity and intellectual property, contribution of women to the submission of patent applications and entrepreneurial activity, and estimated offer of training programs and their effect.
Moldova was represented at these events by Lilia Bolocan, Director General of the State Agency on Intellectual Property, who, at the invitation of WIPO, presented a report on the role of national strategies in training and educating women inventors and entrepreneurs in the conditions of an economy based on knowledge.
Activity of the Korea Women Inventors Association (KWIA) is supported by the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), in order to promote inventions of the innovative women in Korea. KWIA Association brings together over 500 women, inventors and managers of SME’s in over 30 countries, which aims to share the accumulated information and experience, to acquire new technological trends, as well as to promote current innovations.
International Forum of Women Inventors in Korea is held annually with the aim to strengthen intellectual property development strategies and to make an exchange of best practices and policies implemented by countries in support of Women Inventors and entrepreneurs in the field of small business.