Ideas to Assets: Connecting Markets through IP

4 - 5 SEPTEMBER 2018 | Level 5, Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, Singapore


 Wed 5 September 2018

Time:  1.30pm - 4.00pm

Venue:  IP Market Place


About the Event

Bringing more ideas to the market and stimulating more companies to invest in innovation and intellectual property (IP) is a key concern for many economies. Governments around the globe are driving different approaches - but what works and what doesn’t? What should be the role of the different key players? What tools do inventors and companies still lack the most? Which services are offered by IP offices? Which IP tools and resources exist that are most effective?

This exclusive seminar provides expert insights into the best international IP policies and practice that foster innovation and the creative sectors. It benefits a broad spectrum of IP stakeholders, including policy makers, officials, rights holders, business sector representatives, investors, legal practitioners, technology transfer professionals and academics.

Programme Outline

5 SEP 2018 | Wednesday
1.30pm – 1.45pm Opening Remarks

1.45pm – 2.05pm

Supporting Business Development through European Union Funded Projects on IP in ASEAN

Mr. Ignacio de Medrano Caballero
Minister Counsellor, Project Leader, ARISE + IPR and IP Key South East Asia, EUIPO

2.05pm – 2.25pm

Artificial Intelligence: At the Service of Businesses in the IP Field

Ms. Inge Buffolo
Head of Service, Digital Transformation Department, EUIPO

2.25pm – 2.45pm

Stimulating Innovation through Technology Transfer: Learning from Good Practice around the Globe

Ms. Nellie Simon
Head of Cabinet, European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)

2.45pm – 3.45pm

Round Table on Success Factors for Promoting Innovation through Commercialization of IP


  • Mr. Denis Croze, Director, WIPO Singapore Office


  • Mr. Ali Ahmad, Group CEO, Makara Capital
  • Mr. Henrik Olsson, Partner & Head, AWA Strategy
  • Mr. David Lossignol, Global Head of Trademarks, Sandoz International GmbH and President Elect, INTA
  • Dr. Lorenz Kaiser, Lawyer for R&D Contracts and IPR, Former Director in Fraunhofer
  • Prof. Antonio Bob dos Santos, Portugal's National Innovation Agency (ANI)

3.45pm – 4.00pm Closing Remarks
4.00pm  End of Programme


For event information, please contact Arise+IPR at +34965137959 or [email protected].

ARISE+IPR is a project funded by the European Union and implemented by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).