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IESS Holds Seminar on Intellectual Property Rights

20 November 2018

The Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies (IESS) held the first of its November seminar series on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, with presentations from staff of the IESS and Office of Research, Innovation and Development (ORID).

The first of the presentations was delivered by Mss. Nortey and Abdulai representatives of ORID on the topic “academia industry engagement on intellectual property and technology transfer research support services”. The presentation was centered on the services ORID offered and how they functioned to protect intellectual property and property rights. They concluded by saying “they hoped we all move from publish to perish and move to protect, publish and prosper to get the cash and the promotion we want”.

The second presentation was on” Residues and risk assessment of pesticides in surface sediments of Afram River of Ghana”. This was presented by Dr. S.S Koranteng, who emphasized the need to protect waterbodies since our survival depended on them. He went on to further explained that his choice to research the Afram river was because for some year now, the river has been heavily surrounded by farmers who are known to use pesticides on their farmland. Present at the event were Dr. Benjamin D. Ofori, Dr. Daniel Nukpezah and students from the various departments of the University.