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:

  1. Innovators who look to develop new technologies to understand the existing technologies
  2. Innovators who are looking for potential licensees to commercialise their technologies
  3. Startups and MSMEs looking for technologies which can be licensed, commercialised into workable business models
  4. Any technology enthusiast to analyse the research and technology trends in organisations involved in R&D

Team Behind the Initiative

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is an international organization which conducts agricultural research for rural development, headquartered in Patancheru (Hyderabad, Telangana, India) with two regional centers (Bamako (Mali), Nairobi (Kenya)) and country research stations (Niamey (Niger), Kano (Nigeria), Lilongwe (Malawi), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Bulawayo (Zimbabwe)). It was founded in 1972 and since its inception, it has been granted a special diplomatic status by the Ministry of External Affairs. More...

Department of Science & Technology (DST) was established in May 1971, with the objective of promoting new areas of Science & Technology and to play the role of a nodal department for organising, coordinating and promoting S&T activities in the country. India is one of the top-ranking countries in the field of basic research. Indian Science has come to be regarded as one of the most powerful instruments of growth and development, especially in the emerging scenario and competitive economy. In the wake of the recent developments More...

IP Database


This website contains
  • Database of patents owned by ICAR and other agricultural institutions in 4 domains (Agri mechanisation, Genetic Resources, Plant protection and Post Harvesting technologies)
  • Database of and Plant varieties owned by ICAR and other agricultural institutions, including state and central agricultural universities, colleges, other public and private research organisations
  • Database of Agricultural Geographical Indications Database of Trademarks, Industrial designs and copyrights owned by ICAR and other Agricultural Institutions will be updated in the coming days

One can search for specific IP data with a certain criteria by following these steps:

For eg, Patents: Home>IP Database>Patents

Use search criteria such as Application No, Year, Applicant name, Application status, Invention title, Invention Domain etc.

Follow the similar approach for the remaining IPs as well

Yes. One can download the specific IP information individually by hitting the download button.

For eg: If you want to download one patent application information,

Home>IP database>Patents>Search for the patent information you are looking for> Click on the print icon for the individual entry retrieved in the patent search to download the information

Yes. You can reach out to our team at ipfc.icrisat@cgiar.org and provide your technology details in the template shared by our team. Once the information sent by you is verified, it will be added to the IP Database

Yes. In such a case, please reach out to our team over email (ipfc.icrisat@cgiar.org) and kindly provide the information you would like to update

Yes. We would be happy to assist you in connecting you to the Applicant/Inventor and enable the technology transfer process. Please reach out to us at ipfc.icrisat@cgiar.org for such requests and we will take it forward

This portal is developed by a team at ICRISAT (with the help of DST, M/o Science and Technology), which is an International agricultural research organisation. Therefore at present, this database contains information about IPs in agriculture and allied sectors. However, the database will be upgraded to hosting other sector IP details if collaborated with suitable partners and donors.

We are reachable at ipfc.icrisat@cgiar.org for any queries and feedback.
Also, Our address is:
Intellectual Property Facilitation Cell
Agribusiness Innovation Platform (AIP),
ICRISAT Patancheru - 502324

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.


Intellectual Property Facilitation Cell
Ph: 9154038099


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