OTT Assists with U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program for Ukraine

The U.S. Department of State has gratefully acknowledged the contributions by staff members from the NIH Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) who assisted with the recently concluded project on “Technology Transfer and Research Commercialization in the U.S.” that was organized for a group of leading scientists and administrators visiting from bioscience institutions in the Ukraine.

As part of the program held at NIH, these visitors from the Ukraine learned how OTT oversees international patent prosecution and negotiates and monitors its licensing agreements, as well as how it handles the development of technology transfer policies for NIH and FDA. Additionally, the visitors were also able to attend the “Fifth Annual Philip S. Chen, Jr., Ph.D. Distinguished Lecture on Innovation and Technology Transfer” given each year at NIH.

The International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program. Launched in 1940, the IVLP is a professional exchange program that seeks to build mutual understanding between the U.S. and other nations through carefully designed short-term visits to the U.S. for current and emerging foreign leaders. These visits reflect the International Visitors’ professional interests and support the foreign policy goals of the United States. More information about the IVLP can be found by clicking here.