Prof. Fu speaks at the WIPO’s IP Finance Dialogue
22 Nov 2023
OXFORD, UK, November 22nd, 2023
On November 21st, the Founder of OxValue.AI, Professor Xiaolan Fu, was invited to attend the IP Finance Dialogue: Expanding Horizons on IP Finance and Valuation. This significant event was organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
In the panel discussion on intangibles valuation, Professor Fu showcased OxValue.AI’s distinctive method for IP valuation. She emphasized the approach's precision, efficiency, affordability, and feasibility. Furthermore, she revealed OxValue.AI’s plans to integrate Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors into their upcoming valuation models, illustrating the company's commitment to comprehensive and responsible valuation methods.
The WIPO’s IP Finance Dialogue serves as a vital platform for experts in valuation and IP, industry leaders, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and investors to discuss and explore innovative strategies and methodologies in leveraging intangible assets for intellectual property finance. This year's event was a global gathering, attracting over 1,000 attendees and speakers from around the world, facilitating a rich exchange of insights and perspectives.
You can watch the video of this event here.
OxValue.AI, a technology spin-off from the University of Oxford, harnesses the VEST (Valuation of Early-Stage Technology) tool and leverages more than 10 years of big data from various industries. The company specializes in providing technology valuations for early-stage startups and innovation teams. OxValue.AI's approach aims to transform decision-making for investor and investee communities, offering a more insightful and evidence-based perspective.
About Professor Xiaolan Fu
Professor Xiaolan Fu is the founder of OxValue.AI. She serves as a Professor of Technology and International Development at the University of Oxford and is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. She is also the Founding Director of the Technology and Management Centre for Development (TMCD) at the University of Oxford.
Her research expertise concerning artificial intelligence, innovation, technology and industrialisation; trade, foreign direct investment and economic development; and emerging Asian economies, innovation and productivity in the UK/US, etc. She has been appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General to the Governing Council of the UN Technology Bank and the Advisory Group of the UN Technology Facilitation Mechanism.
About the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
WIPO is a specialized agency of the United Nations dedicated to fostering and protecting intellectual property globally. Established in 1967, WIPO facilitates international cooperation in the creation, recognition, and enforcement of IP rights. It administers key international treaties, provides services for securing IP rights across borders, resolves disputes, and assists in the development of IP laws and policies. WIPO's role is crucial in promoting creativity and innovation, ensuring a balanced and accessible IP system in the context of an increasingly interconnected world.
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