Launching of SwapStall.com
Posted by frank on Wed, 05 Nov 2014 - [New WebSites]
Welcome to SwapStall.com, the complete swapping site. You can swap any unwanted items from your home or business to others who may have use for them. You can also sell or buy items in this site. As always, exercise caution when dealing with someone you don't know. If you wish to have a third party handle the exchange, there is an escrow service provided.
The Dynamic Role of Intellectual Property in Promoting Economic Development in Emerging Markets
Posted by Dr. Busola Shonowo on Wed, 20 Aug 2014 - [New WebSites]
Anadach will host a workshop on the topic "The Dynamic Role of Intellectual Property in Promoting Economic Development in Emerging Markets" on September 24-26, 2014, at Four Points by Sheraton Lagos
The workshop will highlight the role of Intellectual Property in social and economic development by analyzing selected successful use of IP tools in developing countries to stimulate innovation and growth. The workshop will also review challenges to implementation of IP frameworks that encourage innovation, entrepreneurship and job creation, while ensuring widespread benefits to consumers and society in African countries. Finally, the workshop will create an opportunity to showcase African innovative products and build relevant capacity by organizing a complimentary exhibition and a training program on IP for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
This workshop would examine the current and potential contribution of IP protection in growing local economies. It would look at the following key issues:
Economic benefits of IP: e.g. GDP, employment, tax revenues;
IP's role in promoting innovation –e.g. in the technology/mobile phone industry, film industry;
It's role in quantifying innovations in small to medium enterprises (SMEs) to secure investments, grow market value, and leverage new markets;
IP's contributions to consumers and the wider society e.g. providing consumers with innovative products and services in virtually every area of life, driving solutions to many of society's most important needs -- from clean energy, reduced carbon emissions and health care, and helping to protect consumers from inferior and dangerous counterfeits