DIPP & WIPO come together to set up Technology and Innovation Support Center in India
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 08-May-2017

New Delhi, May 8: An agreement is signed between the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for the establishment of Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISC).

TISC program will provide innovators in developing countries with access to locally based, high-quality technology information and related services by helping them to exploit their innovative potential and to create, protect, and manage their Intellectual Property (IP) rights.

Services offered by TISCs may include:

  • Access to online patent and non-patent (scientific and technical) resources and IP-related publications;
  • Assistance in searching and retrieving technology information;
  • Training in database search;
  • On-demand searches (novelty, state-of-the-art, and infringement);
  • Monitoring technology and competitors;
  • Basic information on industrial property laws, management and strategy, and technology commercialization and marketing.

The Cell for Intellectual Property right (IPR) Promotion and Management (CIPAM) will also act as the main intermediary between WIPO and TISC host institutions and coordinate all the activities of the national TISC network and is designated as the National Focal point for the TISC national network. As the national focal point, CIPAM shall identify potential host institutions, assess their capacities and support them in joining the TISC project.

Already around 500 TISCs are operated globally and with the establishing in India will give the host institutions access to the Global network. CIPAM is planning to establish TISC’s in Universities, State Science Councils, R&D institutions etc in coming years. TISC will give an impetus to Knowledge sharing, sharing of best practices among the TISC’s, capacity building, generation and commercialization of IPs.