LES – AC Participates in a Consortium Meeting of BITTCOIN-JO Project in Spain

ALBACETE, Spain- The Licensing Executives Society – Arab Countries (LES - AC), chaired by HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, took part in a consortium management meeting at Universidad De Castilla - La Mancha (UCLM) under the BITTCOIN-JO project.


The Society’s participation comes as a part of its role in the implementation of the BITTCOIN-JO project, funded by Erasmus+ Program and supported by the European Union.


The BITTCOIN-JO project aims at establishing Technology Transfer Offices (TTOs) at higher education institutions in Jordan, and is implemented by Yarmouk University in collaboration with 12 academic and industrial partners from Jordan and Europe. The Offices aim to support university students and academic staff to transform their creative ideas and the results of their scientific research into marketable knowledge and usable products, by creating startups, patent registration, and protecting their Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs).


The two-day consortium management meeting discussed the progress of the project that was initiated in February 2019; as well as the quality report provided by the partners, in addition to the proposed Jordanian model of the Technology Transfer Offices.


Ms. Majd Khaddash, LES - AC Manager, expressed her pride in the participation of AIPMAS in the project, adding that she is in charge of managing and implementing training and capacity building for Jordanian partners to raise the level of knowledge on issues related to intellectual property.


Khaddash stated that LES – AC  held two training courses on “Supporting Innovation in Intellectual Property” and “The Patent Program from Application to Registration”, with the aim to introduce registration and filing mechanisms and various aspects related to intellectual property for students and teachers, the procedures for registering trademarks and patents, the bodies responsible for the protection of intellectual property in Jordan, and the international agreements and organizations concerned with the protection of IPRs.