The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) are co-hosting workshops for SMEs currently involved in space activities and to SMEs of high technology sectors interested to do so. The global patent filing related to various areas of the space sector has consistently grown over the last 40 years, according to the report Patents in Space recently released by the CIPO. It has been recognized that in general, firms that protect their intellectual property (IP) are more likely to increase their revenues through leveraging of their IP assets, than those that do not. SMEs that patent their invention have a stronger tendency to become high-growth firms and to export.

You are invited to participate in an interactive in-person workshop by the CSA and CIPO experts to enhance your knowledge on IP strategy, technology transfer and commercialization in a business environment. The workshop is offered free of charge and there will be time for questions and discussions.

Thursday, November 7, 2019
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
1801 Hollis Street, Fifth floor
Halifax, NS, B3J 3C8

Click here to register for the workshop.

The workshop will include the following:
• Client journey on Intellectual Property (IP) Workshop
• IP Strategy and Commercialization
• IP in Government Procurement Contracts

If your company is interested in this event, please use the link above to register participants from your company for the workshop. Space is limited, so please register by 5:00 pm on November 5. 
Should you have any questions, please contact Michael Bourget (CSA) at: michael.bourget@canada.ca or by phone at 450.926.5831.