The challenges of this new way of developing countries were the focus of a training and sensitization workshop held on 11 August 2016 at MINRESI chaired by the Secretary General on behalf of the Minister of Scientific Research and Innovation. This meeting brought together learners from several ministries and institutions under the supervision of MINRESI. In her speech, Mrs. Rebecca Madeleine Ebellé Etamè, called on the attendants to know the new sources of innovation which are databases, the Internet and the mastery of certain software, for MINRESI to constantly adapt to new evolving standards.
The presentations were based on plenary presentations and discussions. The plenary work focused on two modules: presentation of aspects of intellectual property and their impact on economic development, and management techniques of intellectual property assets.
Sub themes included: the basics of intellectual property namely patent, brand, model, secrets, geographical indication and copyright. However, there was also the protection and development phases of an invention, and collaboration contracts management highlighting intellectual property in the context of relations between research, technological development and the production sector of the national economy.
On the other hand, discussions were aimed at promoting research results and managing related assets.