SKiM Project, 3 intensive training days at CIHEAM Bari | 21-23 september 2021

As part of IFAD funded SKiM Project (, CIHEAM Bari, in collaboration with ICARDA, will deliver a 3-day intensive training course, from 21 to 23 September 2021.

The 14 participants have been selected by the partner institutions from the three target countries: Morocco, Moldova, and Sudan. In accordance with the SKiM framework and its Capacity Development and Innovation Plans, this training will address the “Third Mission” for research and academic institutions through an innovative approach based on the 3 different functions of Technology Transfer Offices services: i. cooperation with universities and the business system; ii. creation of new companies (e.g., start-ups and spin-offs); iii. intellectual property’s right management. All the sessions will be combined with guidance on best practices.

The training will be held at CIHEAM Bari in compliance with the current national provisions to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection. From 1st September, the COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate (green pass) is required to access CIHEAM Bari campus. Due to the latest COVID-19 provisions, the programme was reduced from 5 to 3 days.

The training will consist of 3 days of lectures as well as simulation activities where lecturers will present the basics of technology transfer offices’ role, organization, and functions and the three main pillars of the TTOs’ activities, using an interactive mode where participants will be invited to share their ideas.

Each day will be devoted to one of the pillars and on the last day there will be interactive session where the lecturer will simulate a TTO together with participants.  In addition, colleagues from CIHEAM Bari will share their experiences and best practices implemented in the framework of cooperation projects targeting women and young people. There will be also a technical tour throughout the campus during which participants will be able to learn about the policies, calls and competitions to encourage youth entrepreneurship.

The training will take place in the morning from 09.00 to 13.00 and in the afternoon from 14.30 to 17.00.

At the end of the training, the Course will be digitised to provide Open Access for the MIP platform to ensure reuse of the material by national partners and augmented audience after training completion.