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World Intellectual Property Organization & Youngsters: Young Experts Program (YEP)

WIPO’s Young Experts Program is a brand new initiative, aimed at forging the next generation of intellectual property leaders. The two-year program hosted at WIPO is designed to expose young people with high potential, particularly from developing and least developed countries, as well as countries in transition, to the technical and policy aspects of IP. The program aims to gear them up for leadership positions within the innovation and creative ecosystems of their home countries and regions.

YEP selectees will enjoy a wide-ranging and cohesive WIPO working experience, focused on on-the-job learning trough a rotational system for exposure to different sectors, focus areas and colleagues. The YEP will also include a structured program of mentoring for each Young Expert as well as regular networking opportunities with top and senior leadership at WIPO.

WIPO expects the Young Experts to bring fresh ideas and experiences to WIPO and, for them to share our values, passion and dedication towards attaining our mission – to lead the development of a balanced and effective international IP system.

Deadline to apply: 19 Nov 2021 details via the link as below.

Call for Participation Reminder: Cirro Student Competition Deadline October 24

The Cirro Cumulus Group which is driven by students from our member institutions is inviting submissions with ideas for a communication strategy to engage students within the Cumulus community and to make them aware of the Cirro Cumulus group. The call is open to all Cumulus member institution students with a deadline of October 24. Read more about the competition’s guidelines here. 

Biodesign Sprint in collaboration with the Google Hardware Design Studio

“A Future Where Devices live in Harmony with Nature”

October 7- November 4, 2021

Cumulus partner, Biodesign Challenge is organizing the first-ever Biodesign Sprint in collaboration with the Google Hardware Design Studio. (more…)

Design for Sustainable Cities: Student winners announced!

With Cumulus partner BEOPEN  we are delighted to announce three of the four student winning proposals of the competition “Design for Sustainable Cities” which focused on the UN’s SDG11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.  ‘Design for Sustainable Cities’ is an international student competition organized by BE OPEN and Cumulus. The focus is the United Nations’ SDG11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.  The international jury of the competition included Cumulus board members José Allard (Chile)  and Robin Turner (South Africa) and was chaired by professor Luisa Collina (Italy), Cumulus Honorary President.

The Main Prize (€5,000) went to a student team of the Politecnico di Milano, Italy, for their Renova project which proposes a sustainable business model for city regeneration. Congratulations to Beril Beden, Angela Corrado, Anika Rieth, Brenda Villafana, Luiza Braga, Mariah Giacchetta

The Safe City Prize (€2,000) was given to a student from Shandong University of Art & Design, China, for the  Urban renewal design around Qilu Hospital project which proposes a renewal of this urban area within a smart city framework. Congratulations to student winner Zhixiang Yang.  

The Public Vote Prize (€2,000) went by majority online vote to Catalina Mutis Gutiérrez, a student from Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia. Catalina’s Innovation Laboratory that leverages a disused block in the historical center of Bogotá.

Human City Design Award 2021

The international Human City Design Award (HCDA), hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) and organized by Cumulus’ partner – the Seoul Design Foundation (SDF) with UNESCO endorsement, is in its 3rd edition. The jury is composed of international experts with Cumulus Vice President Rachel Troye, (AHO) and Professor Kun Pyo Lee, representing Cumulus member, (PolyU)

The competition focuses on design solutions that promote a sustainable city and a harmonious relationship between humans, society, and the environment. We encourage you to visit the competition site to follow this 3rd edition of the competition’s focus and outcomes to come!

Student Opportunities and International Enrichment

We want to remind you there is still time to apply for 2 generous Cumulus Scholarships to attend the Maja Summer Studio 2021 in Venice, Italy. Applications are due November 1st, 2020. Please apply here.  



Meanwhile, Cumulus member ELISAVA, Barcelona is organizing a special “Home Abroad – Elisava Experience” for the European spring 2021 semester. Find out about their course offerings here!