UWI, JIPO to stage entrepreneurial workshops

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The University of West Indies (UWI) and Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO) will stage a series of workshops under the Regional Entrepreneurial Assets Commercialisation Hub (REACH) Project, from February 13 to 17 at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston.

The workshops will target current and prospective entrepreneurs who will be provided with technical skills training in business planning, development, marketing and branding; and evaluating existing entrepreneurial ventures to identify and pursue new opportunities.

Among the facilitators will be representatives of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO); Young Americas Business Trust (YABT); Mount Carmel International Training Centre (MCITC) in the United States; and MASHAV – Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation.

Executive Director of JIPO, Lilyclaire Bellamy, said that the REACH Project was established pursuant to a technical cooperation agreement signed in 2015 by the UWI and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), which is providing approximately $115.19 million (US$900,000) in grant support. Read more

Source: Jamaica Observer