March 07, 2023

On Tuesday, 7th March 2023, the Intellectual Property Office Brunei Darussalam (BruIPO) and the Office of Assistant Vice Chancellor Innovation and Enterprise (OAVCIE), Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), at UBD Startup Centre (USC), Universiti Brunei Darussalam.

The MoU serves as a general framework to facilitate cooperation and collaboration between both organisations, as well as an initiation of a working relationship in different areas of mutual interest. In particular, UBD is aiming to officially establish the UBD Technology and Innovation Support Centre (UBD-TISC), which is a one-stop centre in matters pertaining to research innovation and locally-based, high-quality technology information services at UBD, with the support of BruIPO and the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO). Both organisations are also aiming to collaborate in the area of Intellectual Property professional development, Entrepreneurship Education, and other areas of mutual interest.

The MoU was signed by Puan Norazizah Binte Haji Jaafar, Head/Deputy Registrar of BruIPO and Prof Dr Mohammad Ayub Sadiq, Assistant Vice Chancellor (Innovation & Enterprise) of UBD. Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Ahmad Bin Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Bakti Di-Raja Dato Laila Utama Haji Awang Isa, Attorney General in his capacity as the Registrar of BruIPO and Dr Hazri Bin Haji Kifle, Vice-Chancellor of UBD, witnessed the signing.

Since being officially recognized as a research-intensive university, UBD has been rapidly rising the rank among universities in the Asia region. UBD endeavours to collaborate with various government sectors and industries, in order to make its research and innovation more impactful and relevant to Brunei. At the same time, UBD is also working hard on developing an entrepreneurial mindset among its staff and students. These are in line with UBD’s strategic goal of becoming a University of Innovation and Enterprise, by nurturing innovation from staff and students and translating them into enterprises; thereby, contributing to the development of the country.

By Hjh Masriatol Zuraifah Hj Sajali


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