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Team Behind the Intiative
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.
Intellectual Property Facilitation Cell (IPFC) has been established at AIP -ICRISAT in Hyderabad with the support of the Ministry of MSME, Government of India. The facility was setup to build awareness on Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) amongst budding entrepreneurs and Innovators across India. Since its inception, it has been actively engaged in the promotion and facilitation of Intellectual Property (IP) protection (like patents, trademarks, Designs, copyrights, GI etc.) and technology commercialization for small Innovators, MSMEs and key stakeholders in the Innovation Space. As a part of IPFC activities, more than 10,000 innovators have been benefitted from various activities and knowledge dissemination efforts by our team. IPFC at AIP-ICRISAT has also been recognized as one of the WIPO – Technology Innovation Support Centers (TISC) in India.
Support offered by IPFC at ICRISAT:
- Patent related activities including application drafting and filing
- Trademarks Registration
- Industrial Designs Registration
- Copyrights Registration
- Geographical Indications Registration
- Workshops, Training and other knowledge dissemination activities on IPRs
- Legal Drafting and Documentation
- IP counselling
- IP information exchange
Department of Science & Technology (DST)
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 and the new demands that are being placed on the S&T system, it is necessary for us to embark on some major science projects which have relevance to national needs and which will also be relevant for tomorrow’s technology. The Department of Science & Technology plays a pivotal role in promotion of science & technology in the country. The department has wide ranging activities ranging from promoting high end basic research and development of cutting edge technologies on one hand to service the technological requirements of the common man through development of appropriate skills and technologies on the other.