Innovation, Intellectual Property and SMEs

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					                                      SMEs Division

National IP Action Plan for
 Entrepreneurs and SMEs

                July 2008
Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Division
World Intellectual Property Organization
                                SMEs Division

  Knowledge Economy

      Intangible   Tangible
      Assets 20%   Assets 20%

Tangible               Assets 80%
Assets 80%

                    SMEs Division

Knowledge Economy

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         Intangible Assets and IP
• Innovative
  products/processes                • Patents or utility models
• Cultural, artistic and literary   • Copyright and related
  works                               designs
• Creative designs                  • Industrial design rights
• Distinctive signs                 • Trademark, Collective
• Microchips                        • Layout-designs or
• Goods of a given quality due        topographies of integrated
  to its geographical origin          circuits.
• Confidential business             • Geographical indications
  information                       • Trade secrets

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New Business Models Emerge
    Then…                     Now…

                      CRO’s                  CRM’s

      Product                  Development

                     Tool                    Testing
                   Companies                 Services

  One Integrated       Many Distributed
    Company              Companies

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    New Regional Model Emerge
           Then…                                       Now…
                                                                         Region D
                                            Region A
                                                       Region B
                                                                  Region C
                                                                             Region G

                                            Region E        Region F

      Self-contained                           Specialized,
     regional clusters                      networked regions

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New Conditions for Innovation
• Spin-offs and small start-up entrepreneurs
  increasingly depend on large firms:
  –   as suppliers or customers
  –   for venture finance
  –   for knowledge (production, markets and R&D)
  –   and for opening new markets.

                                                  SMEs Division

 New Conditions for Innovation

• Large firms increasingly depend on small
  – for NPD,
  – as suppliers of new knowledge (which they cannot
    develop themselves),
  – or organizational renewal, for experimentation with
    busienss models,
  – for opening new markets, etc

                                                     SMEs Division

 New developments in innovation
 raises new issues and problems

• Speed and potential value of scientific progress leads to
  emphasis on solid and well-designed portfolios of
  research projects
• Universites as active drivers of innovation: Academic
  entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial university
• University-industry partnerships
• Increased search for radical innovation and top-line

                                                  SMEs Division

      The Key Objectives of
    a National IP Action Plan
• To build the capacity of SME Development Institutions
  and SME Finance institutions to enhance the
  competitiveness of SMEs by using the tools of IP system
• To facilitate SMEs to take part in public funded R&D
  programs and to promote R&D activities that respond to
  the needs of SMEs
• To encourage private sector investment by using the tools
  of IPRs for protection of innovation and creativity
• To enhance the development of national and
  international branding strategies of SMEs
• To improve access to value-added patent information
                                                   SMEs Division

Developing an National Strategy on IP
for Internationally Competitive SMEs
  • Identification and evaluation of gaps in the Current IPR
    Services for SMEs
  • Resource mobilization and project planning
  • Creating products and activities to fill the gaps for
    creating internationally competitive SMEs
  • “Training the Teachers/Trainers” in SME Development
    Institutions, SME Finance Institutions, SME Consultants
    in the private sector, IP Strategy consulting firms, etc
  • Monitoring and ongoing support (expert missions; on-
    line support)
  • Evaluation phase; indicators of success ; benchmarking
  • Follow-up project
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  Elements of the National System of Innovation
• Identify key industry and business sectors
• Identify key universities, research institutes
  and other institutional SME stakeholders
• Strategic coordination and cooperation
• Role of IP Office
• Role of SME Development Institutions, SME
  Training Institutions, SME Financing
  Institutions, etc
• WIPO and other international partners
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   Suggested Strategy on IPRs for SMEs
• Identify the needs of SMEs
   – Key barriers, issues, challenges and opportunities
• Translate/Adapt Content/Publications: Build the foundation
   – Awareness and capacity-building materials on IPRs for SMEs based
     on “IP for Business” Series, “IP PANORAMA”, etc
   – Develop course and training/teaching materials
• Undertake business-oriented IP education and training
• Collecting case studies of successful use of IPRs by national
• Prioritize delivery of IPR services to future growth players
• Continuous benchmarking and feedback

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   Project Administration
• The setting up of a national steering committee
   –   Representatives of government, the private sector and civil society
   –   Project management team
   –   Network of contact points of various stakeholders
   –   Teaching and training on IP for business
• Procedures for monitoring progress and performance
• Communication Strategy to approach the business
  community, other partners, the donors, and the public
• Procedures for risk management
• Budget and Financial arrangement

                                            SMEs Division

 National Capacity Building
 Program on IPRs for SMEs
• Three Years Program; steering committee meeting
  every six months; quarterly review reports
• Phase I : Needs Analysis and Detailed Project Plan
• Phase II : Building Foundation and Pilot Project
• Phase III : Training the Trainers Workshops at
  national level, and IP Audit of successful SMEs
• Phase IV: Review and evaluation of the Project
• Annual Rolling Work Plan
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    Key Project Deliverables
•   Project Inception Report
•   Questionnaire and Needs Analysis Report
•   Awareness, teaching and training materials
•   Website and IPR help desk for SMEs
•   Periodic Review and Evaluation Report
    – Define indicators for the review and evaluation
    – Use for Budget and Resource Allocation
• Final Report and Audit Report

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     Recommendation for
    National IP Action Plan
• Holistic Approach - Business and IP
  – Patent, Marks, Trade Secrets, Copyrights, ,
    R&D, Spin-offs, etc.
  – IP Office, SMEs Development Agency,
    Chamber of Commerce, other SME Stake
• Periodic IP Report
  – Strategic IP Plan, National IP Audit
                                             SMEs Division

WIPO SMEs Web-Site
                              Won-Kil YOON
“IP for Business” Series
 in Publications              Tel)+41-22-338-8159
“IP PANORAMA” in Multimedia   Fax)+41-22-338-8760

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