On 28 November 2013, WIPO GREEN was launched (please see PCT Newsletter No. 04/2013 for more details about the pilot program). WIPO GREEN is a new online marketplace, connecting a wide variety of groups seeking shared innovation and environmentally friendly technologies to address climate change.
The database and network of WIPO GREEN matches owners of new technologies with individuals or companies seeking to commercialize, license or otherwise distribute a green technology. Its objective is to accelerate innovation and diffusion of green technologies and contribute to the efforts of developing countries in addressing climate change. The database of green technologies comes from a wide range of institutions, including small- and medium-enterprises, multinational companies, innovators and universities from around the world.
WIPO GREEN is freely accessible, only requiring a one-time registration at: http://www.wipo.int/green. For further information on the services offered by WIPO GREEN, as well as a list of its current partners, please see WIPO Press Release PR/2013/749