MIHR is an independent not-for-profit venture based in Oxford, UK, and has a working presence in partnership with the Medical Research Council of South Africa and is developing presence at several sites particularly in developing countries where it will work with and through a number of its partner organisations. MIHR strives to encourage and facilitate the creative management of intellectual property by harnessing the experience and expertise of strategic partners in both the public and private sectors. The aim of MIHR’s work in Sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia is to maximise the value of IP management training by educating as many relevant people throughout the research system as possible.