A memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Brunei Intellectual Property Office (BruIPO) and Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) serves as a general framework to facilitate cooperation and collaboration between both organisations as well as initiate a working relationship in different areas of mutual interest.
UBD, in particular, is aiming to officially establish a one-stop UBD Technology and Innovation Support Centre (UBD-TISC) for matters pertaining to research, innovation and locally-based, high-quality technology information services at the university with the support of BruIPO and the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO).
Both organisations are also aiming to collaborate in the areas of professional development in intellectual property and entrepreneurship education among others. The MoU was officially inked between the Office of Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Innovation and Enterprise) (OAVCIE), UBD and BruIPO yesterday at a signing ceremony at the UBD Startup Centre (USC).
Signatories were Head/Deputy Registrar of BruIPO Norazizah binti Haji Jaafar and Assistant Vice Chancellor (Innovation and Enterprise) of UBD Professor Dr Mohammad Ayub Sadiq, Witnessing the signing were Attorney General Dato Seri Paduka Haji Ahmad bin Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Bakti Diraja Dato Laila Utama Haji Awang Isa, in his capacity as the Registrar of BruIPO and Vice-Chancellor of UBD Dr Hazri Haji Kifle.
UBD has rapidly risen up the ranks among top universities in the Asia region, since it being officially recognised as a research-intensive university.
The university endeavours to collaborate with various government sectors and industries to make its research and innovation more relevant to Brunei.