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World Intellectual Property Organization

Network member number:
N0004
Acronym:
WIPO
Address:
34, Chemin des Combattants 1211 Geneva 20 Switzerland
Relation to CTCN:
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Type of organisation:
Intergovernmental organisation

WIPO is the global forum for intellectual property services, policy, information and cooperation. It is a self-funding agency of the United Nations, with 187 member states. WIPO’s mission is to lead the development of a balanced and effective international intellectual property (IP) system that enables innovation and creativity for the benefit of all. The mandate of the organization, governing bodies and procedures are set out in the WIPO Convention, which established WIPO in 1967.

Organisation name (local):
Organisation mondiale de la propriété intellectuelle
Acronym (local):
OMPI
Active in:
Worldwide

Contributions

  • Engineered Rice Plants for Enhanced Resistance and Decreased Uptake of Toxic Metalloid Arsenic

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    Product
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    Technology:

    Background

    Climate changes have made agriculture a difficult proposition for small farmers in rain-fed and marginal lands while available arable land is decreasing every year. Agricultural crops and vegetables that can thrive in conditions of drought high salinity high-temperature or heavy metal contamination will go a long way in addressing the world’s food needs.

  • Low Impact Development (LID) solutions system called Drainage Block

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:

    This invention is a Low Impact Development (LID) solutions system called Drainage Block that is effective for retention of rainfall on paved areas in average as well as in extreme conditions. The system is developed for roof runoff but the general idea can also be applied to delay runoff from roads parking lots and in small canals. The Drainage Block is very well applicable in a modular system. Modular application in large paved areas will create nearly endless possibilities to spread the runoff from rainstorm events.

  • Agricultural and Marine Dryer

    Type: 
    Product
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    Technology:

    1. Dryer is a mechanism for drying the agriculture and marine products in order to increase the shelf life and maintain the quality of such products. Drying is the processes without causing damage to the quality of the interior and exterior of the safe storage moisture content typically from 14 to 15 percentage to refer to the process of removing the moisture. That is to say the operation of supplying the heat required for evaporation is supplied to room temperature or heated air to the processes and at the same time remove the evaporated moisture. 2.

  • Biphasic extract comprising an aqueous phase and an oil phase

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:

    The invention consists on a biphasic extract comprising an aqueous phase and an oil phase. The extract contains omega3-fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and combinations thereof and further contains: - 40-100% by weight of the oil phase as triglycerides diglycerides monoglycerides phosphatides free fatty acids - 0.01-10% of carotenoids by weight of the oil phase Together the aqueous phase and the oil phase of the biphasic extract contain essentially all the lipid material originally in the microalgae biomass i.e. both apolar lipids (e.g.

  • Soil and water remediation by immobilizing heavy metals with zeolites synthesized from fly ash

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:
    Technology:

    Cheaper production of zeolites for environmental applications such as soil and water remediation is possible using this process that starts from the waste material fly ash. The process produces up to eight times the zeolites and produces them more cheaply than do other zeolite processes. It also uses seawater and operates at low temperatures while other processes required higher temperatures. Zeolites capture and retain heavy metals by encapsulating them in the zeolitic framework via an ion-exchange mechanism.

  • Heat and Drought Tolerant Rice Varieties

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:
    Technology:

    Rice is an essential food source for more than 50% of the world’s population. Heat and drought stress are important factors limiting rice production exacerbated by the impending threat of climate change. Stress tolerant cultivars are needed to expand rice production. Drought tolerant varieties have been developed but in narrow genetic backgrounds characterized only in simulated growing conditions.

  • Produce Sanitation with Food-Grade Materials

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:

    Background: Fresh produce has been associated with microbial outbreaks around the world thought to be caused in part by improper sanitation of fresh produce. Current disinfection methods rely on harsh chemicals which may alter the flavor of the fresh food or potentially cause an allergic reaction for some consumers. Furthermore the chemicals employed in sanitation may have a significant environmental impact. Technology Description: Researchers at the University of California Davis and Drexel University have developed a unique method for disinfecting produce.

  • Production of Milk Protein Concentrate with Energy and Environmental Savings and Reduced Equipment Needs

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:
    Technology:

    Skim milk powder which consists of lactose protein and other small nutrients provides a means for storing and moving surplus skim milk. It conventionally has been used for protein fortification of formulated food products. However the use of skim milk powder in many food applications is limited because its high lactose content can potentially jeopardize the quality of the final product through lactose crystallization. Milk protein concentrate provides an alternative dried milk protein product.

  • Hybrid rice variety

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:

    Functions and use

    Hybrid rice variety offers high yield good adaptability and resistance to pests and can increase yield to over 20 percent more than that of conventional rice. Hybrid rice variety supporting plantation technology can improve both yield and efficiency.

  • Solar dryer for crops

    Type: 
    Product
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    Technology:

    This solar dryer design is based on the design of a green -house and was designed by QSM and Associates. The main difference is that the dryer is fitted with fine wire mesh on both the windward and the leeward sides at the bottom for air inlet and an opening at the top to provide for exhaustion of the vapors coming from the produce. Inside the dyer are racks fitted with fine mesh wire of food grade material to hold the produce and the floor is plastered. The standard design is seven by fifteen meters and can hold a ton of fresh produce.

  • Solar Dryer for Multipurpose Drying Needs

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:
    Technology:

    Food losses cause a waste of precious resources, including land, water, energy, agricultural inputs, and human labor, used in the production of the lost food. Food loss is caused by a lack of low-cost, effective drying technology to dry food. Currently, over 95 percent of smallholder farmers use open-air drying to dry their crops. While dryers exist, there remains a void for products that are designed to target smallholder farmers.