GreenTech innovation and patenting

- Green innovation is a great way to stand out
How far has research and development come in developing sustainable green innovation, and what are the patenting patterns? Can the patent system help drive innovation forward?

Today organisations and individuals alike are more aware of the impact they have on the environment. We know that at some point we may not be able to reverse the damage, and because of this, we need to think and act greener. We need green innovation.

Consequently, WIPO has established WIPO Green, an interactive marketplace that promotes innovation and diffusion of green technologies. WIPO Green helps bring together a wide range of technologies and players in the green technology innovation value chain, by connecting owners of new technologies with individuals or companies looking to commercialise, license or otherwise access or distribute a green technology. In 2016, WIPO Green had more than 5000 network members (partners, users, experts and subscribers) in more than 50 countries. This makes WIPO Green one of the largest climate change networks currently in existence.

This seminar will present issues, challenges and developments within the greentech field. We wil take a look at the technological trends and how the patent system can help drive green innovation. Among the presenters, you will meet representatives from World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Norwegian Energy Partners (NORWEP) and the Norwegian Industrial Property Office.

Central topics:

  • Technology trends in the green/clean tech field
  • The role of the patent system in green/clean tech innovation
  • Financing Green Technology projects

Final program under development.

In cooperation with:

0830 - 0900
Registration, coffee/tea
0900 - 0905

Bente Fjeldberg, Patentstyret

0905 - 1045
WIPO Green

Anja von der Ropp, World Intellectual Property Organization

1045 - 1055
Short Break
1055 - 1125
GreenTech in Norway

Sjur Bratland, Norwegian Energy Partners

1125 - 1140
GreenTech in Norway


1140 - 1215
GreenTech innovation and patenting from a company’s perspective

Reidar Vestby, Deep River AS

1215 -
End of Seminar
1215 - 1300


Anja von der Ropp

Anja von der Ropp is Program Officer, Climate Change and Food Security at the Global Challenges Division at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

She established and manages the WIPO Green online platform. WIPO Green was launched in 2013 to help accelerate green innovation, by facilitating the diffusion of sustainable technologies through a global network comprising over 5000 members. Anja has experience in intellectual property and innovation in relation to global public policy issues such as climate change, food security and public health. Much of her work involves engaging diverse stakeholders in an international environment and building partnerships with the innovation community consisting of entrepreneurs from developing countries, multinational companies, government institutions, research institutions and others.

Prior to joining WIPO in 2005, Anja worked as a journalist in Berlin and as a researcher and lecturer at the University of Bremen, specialising in European Private Law and Intellectual Property Law. She holds a Master's Degree in European Legal studies from the College of Europe.


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Sjur Bratland

Sjur Bratland is the Managing Director of Norwegian Energy Partners.

Sjur has more than 25 years of experience from Hydro and Statoil. He has held various management positions within oil and gas, renewables, aluminium and magnesium. In addition, he has broad international experience within finance, establishment of new business, as well as M&As. Prior to taking over as Managing Director of INTSOK in March 2013, he held the position as INTSOK Regional Director for the Caspian Region and West Africa.

Sjur became Managing Director of the new Norwegian Energy Partners (Norwep) in January 2017.


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Reidar Vestby

Reidar Vestby is the CEO of Deep River AS, a company that is active in R&D related to power plants to produce electricity from rivers, waterfalls and ocean currents.

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Course Team

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