Calling All Innovators – Apply for WIPO Intellectual Property (IP) Labs Program 2024 for Nigerian Entrepreneurs

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Calling All Innovators – Apply for WIPO Intellectual Property (IP) Labs Program 2024. Apply below.


4th September 2023

Tell Me About Award:

Are you an entrepreneur or innovator with a brilliant idea that can help solve real-world problems? The Intellectual Property (IP) Labs program wants to help you turn your idea into a successful business.

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IP Labs, an initiative by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Nigeria Office in collaboration with The Orbra Company, is seeking applications from idea-stage startups across Nigeria for a virtual incubation and acceleration program focused on leveraging intellectual property for business growth.

The program aims to help startups:

  • Develop innovative ideas into scalable products
  • Build awareness on using IP for business
  • Create minimum viable products (MVPs)
  • Develop pitch decks
  • Secure relevant IP rights for inventions and innovations.
  • Connect with mentors, investors and other ecosystem stakeholders



Who Can Apply?

IP Labs welcomes individuals or teams with innovative technology-driven ideas that address challenges in areas like finance, job creation, climate change, agriculture etc. Your idea should have an intellectual property component that can be protected.


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What Is The Benefit Of Award?

Stage 1: General mentoring on startup development, design thinking, pitching, and IP introduction

The program will run from August to December 2023 and has two stages:

Stage 2: Incubation, acceleration and IP Management Clinics to help you leverage IP protection for business growth

Through WIPO’s IP Management Clinics, you’ll learn to use IP as a business strategy. You’ll also get to:

  • Create a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and pitch deck
  • Connect with investors and mentors
  • Network with peers
  • Learn tools and strategies for IP management

How To Apply:

Applications are open from August 16 to September 4, 2023. Apply now via:

Visit Award Webpage for Details


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