Intellectual Property in Latin America in the clean-tech sector: a look on how to identify your IP and exploit your creations

Renewable Energies have experienced a relevant increase within the last two decades and Latin America countries are placing great expectation in non-conventional energy sources at short, medium and long term. In fact, EU SMEs interested in these industries have in Brazil, Mexico or Colombia some of their main destination countries, as the Latin American countries represents a huge market full of potential clients for EU companies that are willing to go international.

Argentina, Brazil and Chile are leading innovation in Latin America

Bloomberg has just published its annual Bloomberg Innovation Index for the year 2020. This Index analyzes dozens of criteria using seven metrics, including research and development spending, manufacturing capability and concentration of high-tech public companies.

As to the Latin American countries, Argentina (45), Brazil (46) and Chile (54) are in the lead of innovation in this Region. Argentina has moved up 5 places in the Index, while Chile has moved up 7. 

Boost your IP with the Latin America IP SME Helpdesk team

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This infographic introduces you to the main Intellectual Property materials found on our website. The Latin America IP SME Helpdesk offers business-oriented and jargon-free resources that will help you design the best IP strategy before marketing your products in Latin American countries. By clicking on each element, you will have access to the relevant section of our IP library or, if you wish to clarify any doubts, click on the Helpline to contact our IP team directly.

Technology Transfer in Brazil

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Technology transfer plays a relevant role in the growth of companies. It allows EU SMEs to find a way to exchange or acquire high-quality research and cutting-edge technology with outstanding research organisations. This Factsheet gives you an overview of what you need to know before signing a tech transfer agreement with Brazilian partners.

Technology Transfer in Chile and Colombia

A young group of Dutch researchers created a start-up company called “LinkBro” within the field of telecommunications. The core of the business focused on a new payment technology for mobile phones, which was protected after filing an international application in the Netherlands Patent Office under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).

After attending a technology fair in Latin America, the EU company received a generous purchase offer from a Chilean company and a request for licensing from Colombia.