The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies delivered the keynote address at the Intellectual Property and Technology Commercialisation Colloquium at the Saint George’s Hotel and Conference Centre in Pretoria on Tuesday, 9 April 2019.

The colloquium is hosted by the dti, in collaboration with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) under the theme: Propelling innovation towards full-scale industrialisation and inclusive growth. The colloquium explored how innovators could create value from their IP and what mechanisms should be put in place to ensure successful commercialisation. It also covered key areas of intellectual property (IP) development and protection, acquisition and exploitation and how the Fourth Industrial Revolution is challenging the value of conventional IP rights protection and its enforcement.


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