Initiative for Open Innovation (IOI)

Creating an open, transparent & inclusive innovation ecology

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The Initiative for Open Innovation (IOI) is a new global facility, funded through grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The Lemelson Foundation. The IOI has international support and builds on Cambia’s Patent Lens project and particularly their work on Patent Landscapes.

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News and Updates

October 19, 2009: Intellectual Property Watch spoke with Richard Jefferson, Director of the IOI, about the many possibilities that patent literature can provide countries in Africa.

Read the full interview at Intellectual Property Watch

July 16, 2009: The Initiative for Open Innovation gains momentum. The following article is from the July 18 – 24, 2009 print edition of The Economist, page 54.

Read the full article in The Economist

July 13, 2009: The Initiative for Open Innovation was launched in an invited speech at the UN sponsored meeting on Intellectual Property and Public Policy Issues, in Geneva July 13 & 14, 2009.

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To find out more about what the IOI has been up to, go to our Activity page.