In 2011, GCG launched a new program in Kuwait, the Global Bridge Initiative (GBI).

In addition to providing entrepreneurship training and identification of promising Kuwaiti technologies for commercialization, the program also implemented a new approach to enterprise creation: Strategic technology transfer matches for Kuwaiti ventures with  innovation originating from the US or other regions rather than from Kuwait alone.

A notable accomplishment in GBI’s first year was training and knowledge transfer on the operation of successful technology transfer offices. Eighteen Kuwaiti managers underwent intensive training on topics such as designing and managing disclosures, crafting intellectual property strategies, effective operations and creative resourcing, licensing, and negotiation.  GCG worked closely with our partner in Kuwait for GBI, the National Technology Enterprises Company (NTEC) to implement Year 1 initiatives.

For more information please contact Debra Dzwonczyk at debra@ic2.utexas.edu.

Please visit the Kuwait GBI site at www.gbikuwait.com.