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The Professional Conversion Programme for Intellectual Property Professionals (IP-PCP) is a collaboration between the Workforce Singapore (WSG) and IPOS designed to help Singapore-based companies and firms to nurture new-hires who aspire to advance their career in the IP and innovation space. The IP-PCP aims to equip individuals with the expertise in IP and innovation management, and translation of innovation into assets – skills critical in the future innovation-driven economy. The IP-PCP provides different course options and funding to groom different IP job roles: IP Management Advisor, IP Technology Advisor and Patent Agent.

Who can apply?

To register as a participating company, the company must be

  • Registered or incorporated in Singapore
  • Able to provide a supervisor who will mentor and train the trainee for the duration of the Programme

Nominated employees must be:

  • A Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident who has graduated for at least 2 years
  • Newly hired or hired for no more than 12 months with the participating company prior to applying
  • Must not have undertaken the course specific to the IP-PCP track that he/she is applying for
  • Successfully enrolled into the course specific to the IP-PCP track that he/she is applying for
  • Must hold at least a Bachelor's degree in Science and/or Engineering disciplines if applying for IP Technology or Patent Agent tracks

The trainee must also complete and pass the course and continue to be employed by the participating company for the duration of the course in order to qualify for the grants. Participating companies must also submit all progress reports and documentation as required by IPOS.

How does it work?

Patent agent track-edited

For more details on the approved course(s) for the IP-PCP, please refer to the Singapore University of Social Sciences website here.

Application period for the IP-PCP has closed.

For enquiries on the IP-PCP, please email to ip_skills@ipos.gov.sg