One of the first activities of the IPICA project was conducting a benchmarking study with the main objective of determining the knowledge base of the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and Research Organizations (ROs) in the Caribbean Countries, in order to obtain a better understanding of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) & Knowledge Transfer (KT) regulations and policies being currently practiced.
The exercise covered sixteen Higher Education Institutions and seven Research Organizations from Barbados, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago.
The questionnaire used in the benchmarking study was designed to collect information on five general areas related to IPR & KT policies at Caribbean HEIs and Research Organizations, namely:
1) General Information about the Institutions
2) IPR Policies and Regulations
3) Methodologies or procedures to transfer research results to the market
4) Gaps in the systems
5) Key indicators
The benchmarking report “IPR & KT Management Practices in Caribbean Higher Education & Research Organisations is available at our Publications page.