Restructuring of Start-Up Program focuses on raising IP awareness
Start-up Chile was launched in 2010 by the Chilean government with the aim of creating an innovation hub in Latin America by attracting young entrepreneurs from around the world to the country to support the development of start-ups.
This novel business accelerator program, run by Chile’s economic development agency (CORFO), currently is being restructured to increase its economic impact on the national economy by encouraging faster rates of company establishment and expansion to increase sales, income and job creation in Chile. In order to achieve this goal, CORFO and the Chilean PTO (INAPI) are working together to strengthen IP awareness among Start-Up Chile applicants and grantees so they become familiar with how IP can create business value.
IP training programs and workshops will cover all aspects of the IP system and the use of public databases, patent drafting and IP licensing. Additionally, various IP evaluation tools to support effective IP management will also be offered to participants.
The aim of this new IP focus is to ensure that all participants in the program know how to create, protect and transfer their IP within Chile and abroad.
Click here to read the complete article written by Maximiliano Santa Cruz, Director of INAPI, Eduardo Bitrán, Executive Vice-President of INAPI, and Inti Núñez, Entrepreneurship Manager of CORFO, in WIPO’s magazine.