Intellectual Property Associations of Minas Gerais (RMPI)
The Intellectual Property Associations of Minas Gerais (RMPI) was created on July 16, 2003. RMPI is a nonprofit association that supports Scientific and Technological Institutions (STI) of the Minas Gerais state, Brazil, in the area of intellectual property and innovation management, thus strengthening the protection of the development of scientific and technological knowledge in the state. The RMPI is composed of 27 technology transfer offices and belongs to the STI of the Minas Gerais state. It has expertise in biotechnology and has already developed some technologies, while others are under development. These technologies encompass agribusiness and biomedicine, among other fields.
The headquarters of RMPI is at the Universidade Federal de Viçosa – UFV and it is represented by the Permanent Committee of Intellectual Property (CPPI)/ UFV Dear of Research and Graduate Programs.
To disseminate and implement Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer and Innovation policy, aimed at developing and strengthening the protection and transfer of scientific and technological knowledge in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil, through the support to scientific and technological institutions of the State.
Rodrigo Gava (UFV) e Pedro Guatimosim Vidigal (UFMG)