About

Innovation Insights contributes business perspectives on policies that best support the development of solutions to societies’ greatest challenges.  In particular, based on our members’ own experiences, we discuss the contribution of enabling policy environments, including IP systems, to the development and diffusion of new technologies and services in different sectors, fields of technology, and jurisdictions.

Innovation Insights advocates for strong innovation frameworks that are business model-neutral and that provide incentives for investments in R&D and the commercialization of new technology solutions over the long term.  We work with a range of stakeholders to promote innovation and technological advancement for all countries.  Innovation Insights is an accredited observer at the World Intellectual Property Organization and at the World Trade Organization.

 

Members advocate, through Innovation Insights, for policies that support innovation and technology diffusion over the long term. 

  • Qualcomm is the world leader in next-generation mobile technologies. Qualcomm's ideas and inventions continue to drive the evolution of wireless communications, connecting people more closely to information, entertainment, and each other. 


  • GE works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation, and finance. Building, powering, moving, and curing the world. 


  • Inovent is Turkey’s first technology commercialization accelerator and seed fund company. Inovent focuses on the commercialization of early stage technologies, with particular emphasis on fostering faculty-based entrepreneurship.

  • innoventures

    Innoventures LLC is a platform for innovative early stage ventures in Egypt, the Middle East, and Africa. We facilitate and manage investments in startups specializing in the fields of clean technology, ICT, electronics, art and media, market intelligence, and inclusive businesses.

  • dcp 4

    DCP is Turkey's first technology transfer and seed stage venture capital fund manager, investing in early stage technology output of universities and research-based startups. 

  • Innovation Hub

    Established by the Gauteng Provincial Government, the Innovation Hub is a science and technology park that promotes socio-economic development and competitiveness of the province through innovation. 

  • Innovation Hub

    GlobalYeast is a Belgium-Brazillian biotechnology startup that supplies superior industrial yeast strains and advanced industrial fermentation services for the bioethanol and green chemical industries. 

  • Innovation Hub

    The Rubber and Plastic Institute for Training and Research (ICIPC) is a non-profit technology developement center, located in Colombia, which provides technology solutions to the plastic, rubber and related industries. Its mission is converting knowledge into wealth.

Partners are engaged in their own initiatives to apply new technology solutions to solve global challenges.

 


  • WIPO GREEN is an interactive marketplace that promotes innovation and diffusion of green technologies by connecting technology and service providers with those seeking innovative solutions.

  • The Global Innovation Forum connects business, startup, university and development communities to explore the opportunities and challenges of engaging in the global marketplace in the digital age. 

  • Impact & Development

    Michael Griffin is an independent impact investment advisor working with investment funds, social enterprises, and international development institututions to catalyse the convergence of impact, development, and capital markets.  

  • CODEV

    The Cooperation & Development Center (CODEV) at EPFL promotes innovative technology solutions to support social, environmental and economic development in the Global South. This is achieved through excellence in research, education and training.  

Jennifer Brant is the Director of Innovation Insights.

Based in Geneva, Switzerland, Jennifer previously worked at Sidley Austin LLP and Oxfam International on international trade policy issues. She has graduate degrees in international law, economics, and development studies from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva and Johns Hopkins SAIS. She can be reached at [email protected].