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Recognizing Africa’s role in the global knowledge economy.

Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation: Assessing Regional Integration in Africa (ARIA VIII)

Authored by: Caroline Ncube, Tobias Schonwetter, Jeremy de Beer and Chidi Oguamanam. Abstract: To assist trade policymakers in the development of a framework, this…

Caroline Ncube May 5, 2017

Open Innovation in Development: Integrating Theory and Practice Across Open Science, Open Education, and Open Data

Authored by: Jeremy de Beer Abstract: This article integrates the concepts of open innovation and open development. It extends the theory of open development beyond…

Jeremy de Beer January 26, 2017

Evidence-based Intellectual Property Policymaking

Authored by: Jeremy de Beer Abstract: Governments have long been interested in making intellectual property (IP) policy based on sound evidence. There is a large…

Jeremy de Beer January 2, 2017

Open Data and Ownership at the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) Summit

By Jeremy Baarbé (Picture: courtesy of Drawnalism) Open data has the potential to end global hunger. Farmers, government ministers, NGOs, and private firms gathered…

Jeremiah Baarbe October 3, 2016

How Designing Crops for Global Food Security and Open AIR are Working Together

By Meghan Blom Open AIR aims to understand how open collaborative innovation can help businesses scale up and seize the opportunities of the global knowledge economy.…

Meghan Blom September 26, 2016

Open AIR NERG Attends WIPO-WTO Colloquium

Just last month, I had the opportunity to participate in the 13th WIPO-WTO Colloquium for Teachers of Intellectual Property held at World Intellectual Property Organization…

Victor Nzomo July 26, 2016

Hani Morsi Presents in Cairo

Hani Morsi, an Open AIR Post-Doctoral fellow at the Access to Knowledge for Development Center (A2K4D) in Cairo, gave a seminar last week entitled “Beyond openness:…

Victoria Schorr March 11, 2016

Open AIR Presents at Fourth Global Congress on IP and the Public Interest

By Victor Nzomo In the midst of two decades of TRIPS and three decades of openness, more than 400 delegates from over 50 countries converged in New Delhi for the…

Victor Nzomo January 15, 2016

Is Creativity and Innovation All About Intellectual Property?

In the recently concluded ‘African Ministerial Conference: Intellectual Property for an Emerging Africa’ organized in part by WIPO (here), one cannot help but…

Samuel Ugwumba December 4, 2015

Briefing Note: Optimising Benefits from Publicly Funded Research

Published by Open AIRPublication Date: 2014 Download: Optimising Benefits from Publicly Funded Research (323) This 2014 Briefing Note highlights Open AIR research…

Open AIR January 1, 2014

Innovation and Intellectual Property: Collaborative Dynamics in Africa

Editors: Jeremy de Beer, Chris Armstrong, Chidi Oguamanam and Tobias SchonwetterPublication Date: 2014Download: Innovation and Intellectual Property: Collaborative…

Jeremy de Beer January 1, 2014

Knowledge and Innovation in Africa: Scenarios for the Future

By: Shirin Elahi and Jeremy de Beer, with Dick Kawooya, Chidi Oguamanam, Nagla Rizk and the Open AIR network Publication Date: 2013Download: Knowledge &…

Jeremy de Beer January 1, 2013