Prof. Samadi as the coordinator for Spire Project at Unsyiah informed that the process of drafting IP Policy is involving an expert in IP Policy from the Faculty of Law at Unsyiah, Dr. Sri Walny Rahayu, S.H., M.Hum. Regular meetings with the agenda to draft IP Policy were held weekly involving the Chairman of the Research and Community Services, Dr. Taufik Fuadi Abidin, S.Si., M.Tech, the head of the Center for Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), Dr. Ir. Abdullah, M.Sc, and a SPIRE team member, Zulfadhli, ST, M.T. The IP Policy document will be ready at the beginning of February 2019. Before the document is legalized by the University Senate, the final draft will be discussed with the Rector and then socialized to all faculty members in the university.
In the last two years, the Center of IPR is getting supports from the SPIRE Project, funded by the European Commission for strengthening the management. Several SPIRE programs have been implemented to improve the capacity building in the form of training such as the one held in ITS, Surabaya last year. The second capacity building activity was held at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand early this year to discuss the Technology Transfer Management.