Tribune News Service
New Delhi, July 13
The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, on Thursday signed an Institutional agreement with the Punjab State Council of Science and Technology to establish India’s first Technology and Innovation Support Centre (TISC) at Patent Information Centre, Punjab.
This is being set up under the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s (WIPO) TISC programme. The objective of the TISC is to stimulate a dynamic, vibrant and balanced Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) system in India to foster creativity and innovation, thereby promoting entrepreneurship and enhancing social, economic and cultural development by establishing a network of TISCs in India.
The Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM) is designated as the National Focal Point for the TISC national network. As the national focal point, CIPAM will identify potential host institutions, assess their capacities and support them in joining the TISC programme. CIPAM will also act as the main intermediary between WIPO and TISC host institutions and coordinate all the activities of the national TISC network.
Over 500 TISCs operate worldwide and establishing TISC in India will give the host institutions an access to the global network. In upcoming years, CIPAM is planning to establish TISCs in universities, State Science Councils, R&D institutions, etc. TISC will give an impetus to knowledge sharing, sharing of best practices among the TISCs, capacity building, generation and commercialisation of IPs.
WIPO’s Technology and Innovation Support Centre (TISC) programme provides innovators in developing countries with access to locally-based, high-quality technology information and related services, helping them to exploit their innovative potential and to create, protect and manage their Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs).
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