About the Initiative
Technology has emerged as one of the main driving forces for global economies due to the ever growing degree of global competition, and has become a crucial enabler for most sectors. The economy dynamics of a country is dependent on its Innovation capacities and thus, Intellectual property plays a crucial role in developing technologies that are both innovative and sustainable as per global standards. An adequate and effective IPR protection helps developing countries to build sustainable business models, aid in growth and commercialisation of technologies being developed, which help in reaping rewards for innovation and earn returns on the resources invested for the research and development.
TechKnow has been developed by ICRISAT with the support of Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, with the objective to provide dynamic information about the Intellectual Property being developed at various public research and academic institutions across India that are engaged in developing technologies for agricultural sector.
The information available in this portal will help:
- Innovators who look to develop new technologies to understand the existing technologies
- Innovators who are looking for potential licensees to commercialise their technologies
- Startups and MSMEs looking for technologies which can be licensed, commercialised into workable business models
- Any technology enthusiast to analyse the research and technology trends in organisations involved in R&D