LES-AC, ASIP and TAGITI Participate in BITTCOIN-JO Workshop in Jordan

AMMAN - The Arab Society for Intellectual Property (ASIP) participated in Building Innovation Infrastructure via Technology Transfer Offices (TTO) Conducted in Jordanian Higher Education Institutions project workshop. A project funded by Erasmus+ with the aim of creating a Jordanian Technology Transfer Offices Model that could be replicated across Jordanian universities.
Many prestigious institutions were chosen to participate in the project, and form a partnership for its execution, including the Arab Intellectual Property Mediation and Arbitration Society (AIPMAS) and the Licensing Executives Society - Arab Countries (LES-AC) who will conduct training workshops on understanding polices related to IP rights that are associated with contracts targeting universities to gain the knowledge needed to manage and operate Technology Transfer Office, as well as, assisting in establishing polices and rules in Jordan.
Dr. Ala’a Khalifeh from German Jordanian University (GJU) welcomed all attendees and partners of the BITTCOIN-JO project, who represent a number of institutions and universities in the Middle East and Europe, stressing the importance of innovation and capacity building in the Jordanian market, with a focus on the educational institutes' role.
The meeting agenda included TTO office status in Jordanian universities by Jordanian partners (German Jordanian University, University of Petra, Yarmouk University, Talal Abu Ghazaleh for Information Technology International and the Higher Council for Science and Technology then Dr. Ala’a Khalifeh discussed the TTO survey analysis and results.
Dr. Feras Kafiah, Assistant Professor at Al Hussein Technology University talked about the current TTO proposed model and best practices around the world.
Moreover, project partners from Europe had a thorough discussion on TTO in the European universities and the best practices and guidance on how to build a successful TTO for Jordanian universities.
Establishing sustainable technology transfer offices in Jordanian universities according to the new model is the main output of BITTCOIN-JO. Those offices are expected to work with the university faculty members and students to commercialize their projects, patenting towards establishing start-up companies.