“Green technology is a great opportunity, technically feasible and economically advantageous,” said Peter Osken, senior program officer with the Climate Change and Food Security and Global Challenges Division at WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization). He lectured at the international webinar – which took place on October 27 – “Green Wipo Acceleration Project: Fostering the Transfer of Green Technologies in Argentina, Brazil and Chile”, alongside Júlia Hoppstock, from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Cult of Argentina; Fernando Cassibi, from the International Relations Coordination of INPI (National Institute of Industrial Property); and Denisse Perez Fierro, from the Department of International Relations at INAPI (National Institute of Industrial Property of Chile, in a virtual table integrated in a virtual table integrated by Isabella Pimentel, counselor of WIPO, and Rodrigo Ouro Preto, director of ABPI.
The debate is part of the IP Meetings series, promoted by ABPI and OMPI and featured, in this edition, in partnership with the INPIs in Brazil, Argentina and Chile. The WIPO representative explained that WIPO Green – online platform for technology exchange, connecting suppliers and those interested in obtaining them – supports global efforts to find solutions to climate change, food security and other socio-environmental issues. “We work with governments, NGOs, universities, companies, city councils of commerce, research centers, all of which develop green technology,” said Osken.
Júlia Hoppstock highlighted Argentina’s interest in sustainable agriculture projects, especially those aimed at crop rotation, soil recarbonization, direct harvesting, carbon sequestration and water use efficiency. “The agricultural sector contributes primarily to the elimination of poverty,” he argued. The representative from Argentina listed ten technological needs listed in WIPO Green related to satellites, agroforestry and biotechnology, among others. And cataloged 27 technological offers related to the development of seeds, forests, agricultural machinery, viticulture, biotechnologies, satellite tracking and water efficiency system.
Cassibi, in turn, said that in 2012 the INPI carried out a pilot project for green patents, including them, in 2016, in the priority procedure, which, according to him, reduces the granting of this type of patent to less than two years. . But a specific program, Patentes Verdes 4.0, also accelerated the exams for so-called clean technologies, such as those related to alternative energies, transport, energy conservation, waste management and sustainable agriculture. INPI is also connected to the principles of WIPO Green in another of its programs, INPI Negócios.
In her presentation, Denisse Fierro highlighted the agricultural sector, with an emphasis on viticulture, as one of the priorities of Chilean policies to encourage innovation. And he described INAP’s strategic plan from 2019 to 2012, which includes the improvement of the intellectual property system, the focus on small and medium-sized companies, the implementation of new technologies and the institutional improvement to deliver better services. In the agricultural sector, the Chilean representative pointed out that 11 needs and 22 technological offers related to cultivation, alternatives to pesticides, temporary alert system (SAT), soil improvement and solar energy, among others, were identified.
You can watch the full Webinar on ABPI’s YouTube channel