The university of Alicante in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) carried out a five-day fact-finding mission from October 6 to October 10, 2014, in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) in which face-to-face interviews were conducted with some major stakeholders. As a result of these interviews the report “Integrating Intellectual Property into Innovation Policy Formulation in Trinidad and Tobago” has been published.
A primary objective of this report is to understand the current innovation system of T&T, and the extent to which intellectual property is or should be incorporated therein. It included a desk review to map the innovation system in T&T and to identify the main institutions and actors. It also offers country-specific recommendations for more effectively using the IP system to strengthen the national innovation system.
Some of the stakeholders interviewed were the Trinidad & Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce, the Cocoa Research Centre, The Ministry of Tertiary Education and Skills Training, the Council for Competitiveness and Innovation, the Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery (CRNM), the Intellectual Property Office of Trinidad & Tobago and the Caribbean Centre for Competitiveness, Office of Planning & Development of The University of West Indies, among others.
The report “Integrating Intellectual Property into Innovation Policy Formulation in Trinidad and Tobago” is available at the IPICA project website.