Higher Education Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer
This Discussion Note provides applicable and relevant information about higher education institutions (HEIs) and their connection to intellectual Property (IP) and technology transfer. It also gives a broad overview of the context in which these two methods of research and design work within HEIs and a brief significance of their history. This Note recognizes that many USAID Missions and Operating Units are exploring strategies to support HEIs in strengthening their research and innovation ecosystems, developing and protecting their IP, and collaborating effectively with the private sector through technology transfer. As a critical function of the higher education system, demonstrated in the USAID Higher Education Program Framework, strengthening higher education research and innovation capacity enhances opportunities for local innovation.