Status of initiative: N/a
Description/achievement of initiative

WIPO GREEN is an interactive marketplace that promotes innovation and diffusion of green technologies by promoting skill and technology sharing. WIPO GREEN consists of an online database and network that brings together a wide range of players in the green technology innovation value chain, and connects owners of new technologies with individuals or companies looking to commercialize, license or otherwise access or distribute a green technology. SIDS will benefit from technological innovation in the areas of clean energy, energy efficiency, waste water treatment and sustainable agriculture offered by a range of technology providers via WIPO GREEN.

Implementation methodologies

The WIPO GREEN Database allows you to search green technology products, services and intellectual property assets, as well as post an announcement of a need. Anyone with a green technology can apply to add their technology to the database and the searches are open to all.The WIPO GREEN network helps facilitate commercial relationships and transactions by connecting green technology providers and seekers, and acts as a gateway to a range of useful services.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Intellectual property management training for SMEs, matchmaking events.

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

WIPO GREEN is governed by the Advisory Board and the WIPO Secretariat.The WIPO GREEN Advisory Board comprises of partners and the WIPO Secretariat and guides the activities of WIPO GREEN. in cooperation and collaboration with members, the WIPO GREEN Secretariat ensures the day-to-day functioning of WIPO GREEN. This includes a range of activities from managing the WIPO GREEN Database and Network, to developing support and training initiatives, promoting information/knowledge-sharing, forging links to similar networks, and much more.


ADB, AUTM, Bamboo Bikes Initiative, Cambridge IP, DKPTO, EACIN, EcoMachines Incubator, Environmental Law Institutor, FICPI, FORTEC, GIVEWATTS, HKTDC, IPEX-C, ICC, ICTSD, infoDev/World Bank, Innovation Insights, Inovent INPI (Brazil Patent Office), IP*SEVA, JIPA, Kenya CIC, League of Arab States, LESI, NEUW Ventures, Patent Agent Association, India (PAAi), PIIPA, R20 Regions of Climate Action, Robin Paul Advisory LLP, Sabanci Universtity, Sathguru Mngmt Consultants, Siemens, Singapore-ETH Centre, Solben, South-South GATE, Strathmore University, Team E-Kansai, Technologie Allianz, TTGV, The Innovation Hub, UNEP, and UNEP/CTCN, UN Global Compact, UNIDO, UNOSSC, Villgro Innovation Foundation, WBCSD
Conclude five deals
Organize four matchmaking events with partners
IP management training for SMEs
Resources devoted to implementation
Other, please specify
Financial contributions
Staff / Technical expertise
WIPO Secretariat Staff, Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland
Progress reports
Cut off date each year: 1 July
This initiative fulfils the SMART criteria.
Date of completion: N/A
Operating in countries
Contact information/focal point(s)
Anja von der Ropp, wipo.green@wipo.int

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