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LES Global Technology Impact Forum (GTIF)
April 14, 2015 | Brussels

GTIF 2015 smart women

The LESI Global Technology Impact Forum (GTIF) is an annual event dedicated to the promotion of intellectual property (IP) licensing and technology transfer for the betterment of mankind.

Women are vital contributors to the innovation and creativity of the global technology and business ecosystem.  Highlighting the achievements of women leaders in intellectual property, government, business, finance, and entrepreneurship has been a mainstay of the GTIF since its inception.  We are proud that the annual meeting recognizes these leaders and their accomplishments.

Past GTIF Speakers Pictured Left to Right:

Joanne Hon, Senior Vice-President, CPA Global, Hong Kong; Martha Angelica Peña Ceniceros, Director of Innovation, Mexican Ministry of Economy (FINNOVA) (Technology Transfer Offices Network  (redOTT) program supported by the Ministry of Economy (SE) and National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT)); and, Jaqueline Lemos, Legal Executive Manager, Brazilian National Development Bank (BNDES).

GTIF Award Winners

LESI GTIF 2015 Award

The LESI GTIF Awards recognize those individuals and organizations contributing to the mission of the LESI Global Technology Impact Forum to promote intellectual property (IP), licensing and the transfer of technology to spur sustainable and equitable economic growth for the benefit of humanity.

GTIF 2014 Awards

At the 2015 Event, LESI will present two significant awards:

  • The LESI National IP and Technology Transfer Policy Award
  • The LESI Outstanding Humanitarian Technology Transfer Program Award
In 2013, the LESI GTIF recognized the start-up Solar Sister with an award for outstanding achievement. Solar Sister is a non-profit that is eradicating energy poverty one solar device at a time while empowering women with economic opportunity. The organization distributes solar-powered products like lanterns and cell phone chargers through women’s rural networks in Africa.
GTIF 2013 Solar Sister