SEOUL, Republic of Korea; September 23, 2020 – The European Chamber of Commerce in Korea (ECCK), the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the European Patent Office (EPO), and the Korea Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) co-hosted the IPR Conference 2020 on September 23, 2020. The event brought together experts from the public and the private sectors to provide their insights on IP’s potential to support a sustainable, greener future.
GGGI Director-General, Dr. Frank Rijsberman, delivered a presentation on Leveraging IP Rights in the Interest of a Greener Future to discuss the ways in which innovation and IP rights play an integral role in the development of green new deals and sustainable development. During the presentation, Dr. Rijsberman shared that effective innovation policy framework is essential to supporting advances in green technology, such as lower costs for renewable energy, greater battery storage, and further innovation in e-mobility. Dr. Rijsberman also drew from his experiences from Google.org and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to further elaborate on the linkage between IP Rights and sustainability.
Click here to see Dr. Frank Rijsberman’s presentation.