Boosting Kazakhstan's National Intellectual Property System for Innovation

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National intellectual property (IP) systems can play a pivotal role in fostering innovation and knowledge diffusion. This report analyses Kazakhstan’s IP system with regards to its support of the country’s innovation performance. In particular, it assesses the organisation and governance of Kazakhstan's IP system as well as the needs and challenges faced by different groups of actual and potential IP users – ranging from universities and public research institutions to state-owned enterprises and small businesses. The review provides a comprehensive set of statistics describing the use of IP in Kazakhstan in recent years, identifies the system’s strengths and weaknesses, and presents a range of specific policy recommendations to address existing challenges.



Kazakhstan's socio-economic conditions and innovation potential

This chapter provides background for discussing the potential contribution of the intellectual property (IP) system to Kazakhstan’s socio-economic development. An outline of the country’s macroeconomic situation and industrial structure is followed by a brief review of the framework conditions for innovation – human capital, finance and infrastructure. An overview of the national innovation system follows, comprising a profile of its main actors and governance structures, as well as major science and innovation policy programmes.


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