Public health, innovation, intellectual property and trade

Workshop on Technology Transfer for Local Manufacturing Capacity of Vaccines

30 November to 01 December 2010, Geneva, Switzerland

On 30 November to 01 December 2010, WHO organized a workshop on Technology Transfer for Local Manufacturing Capacity of Vaccines. The aim of the workshop was to bring together the main players in vaccine technology transfer including industrialized-country vaccine manufacturers, developing country vaccine manufacturers, public-sector vaccine developers, NGOs as well as public health agencies and funding agencies.

The objectives of the workshop were to:

  • Review the technology transfers that have taken place in the last decade, and identify emerging trends.
  • Identify the conditions that need to be in place in the technology-recipient country and institute to favour successful technology transfer.
  • Identify the benefits and drivers for technology transfer from both the technology-donor and technology recipient points of view.
  • Discuss through case studies models of technology transfer to identify how different models suit different objectives.

Presentations and the report from the workshop can be found opposite.

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