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World IP Day, Innovating for Better Health, Supporting Young Innovators Through IP
Innovation plays a crucial role in addressing local and global challenges, and young innovators are shaping this landscape with their ideas, including of the area of health. With adequate support and effective use of intellectual property (IP) rights, young innovators can mobilize change and help advance science, innovation and business for improved health outcomes. But what challenges do they face and how do innovation ecosystems need to evolve to support them?

Our exciting line-up of award-winning young innovators will share their experiences and perspectives on these and other topical questions in two panels that promise wide-ranging and rich discussions.

• Panel 1 - Youth and innovation: Protecting our health futures through IP
• Panel 2 - Catalyzing innovation in health: Bridging the gender gap
• Marco Aleman, Assistant Director General, IP and Innovation Ecosystems Sector, WIPO
• Edward Kwakwa, Assistant Director General, Global Challenges and Partnerships Sector, WIPO
• Thomas Cueni, Director General, IFPMA
• H.E. Mr. Léopold Ismael Samba, Permanent Representative of the Central African Republic to the United Nations Office in Geneva
• H.E. Mrs. Tatiana Molcean, Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Moldova to the United Nations Office in Geneva
• Jennifer Brant, CEO and Founder, Innovation Insights
• Yacine Djibo, Founder, Speak Up Africa
• Dexter Galban, CEO and Founder, Alaga Health (Philippines)
• Nuriat Nambogo, Team Lead, MobiCare; Women’s Innovation Incubator Awardee (Uganda)
• Maria del Pilar Noriega, R&D and Innovation Director, DAABON (Colombia)
• Prativa Pandey, CEO and Founder, Catalyst Technology Pvt Ltd and Herveda Botanicals (Nepal)
• Conrad Tankou, CEO, GIC Space; African Young Innovators for Health Awardee (Cameroon)

At this event, WIPO will announce the winners of the World IP Day Youth Video Competition.

Apr 26, 2022 04:00 PM in Zurich

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