The IP Inclusive taskforce held its third annual round-table meeting on 7th February. Following updates from the four working groups on their 2016 achievements, we set our objectives for 2017.
Our key theme for this year will be the business case for diversity and inclusion. We will build this into our training events and outreach activities, so as to raise awareness, spark discussion and improve buy-in from decision makers in the IP professions. If you have any stories or thoughts to share on this, we’d love to hear from you: see for example our recent blog post on the topic.
During 2017 we hope to:
We will also be convening a “steering committee”, with representatives from the key membership bodies, to establish a more formal structure for IP Inclusive. The committee will be responsible for finance, liability and reporting, and will oversee and co-ordinate, although with as light a touch as possible, work carried out under the IP Inclusive banner. This should facilitate clearer decision making and communications, and reassure our sponsors.
How you can get involved
Here’s how you can help us achieve our 2017 goals:
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