- Gujarat Technology University
- World Intellectual Property Organisation
- Technology and Innovation Support Centre
- Cell for IPR Promotion and Management
- WIPO inaugurates Seventh TISC at GTU
India is a land of opportunities and the current economy based on knowledge and information is paving way for innovations across the nation. Under these prospective environments Intellectual Properties Right (IPR) plays a key role in giving a linear advantage to innovators.
Gujarat Technological University (GTU), a fore runner in creating a level playing ground to innovations on the campus has now added another feather to its cap. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) the global forum of Intellectual Properties is an agency of United Nations and established 1967.
GTU is now in collaboration with WIPO to set up its seventh Indian Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC) on the campus. Globally WIPO council has 192 member states and India is a promising one. Inspite of a large population base and an effervescent Startup Ecosystem the number of Patents filed in the country are yet to reach the 50K mark whereas China has almost touched 550K.
The main reason is because of IP literacy lacking among the innovators. To give winning advantage to upcoming idea thinkers, this facility would be a great initiative. The TISC was inaugurated recently on the campus and in its official press release GTU stated, ‘Gujarat’s First University – GTU has established a WIPO – Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC), Approved by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.
Under the aegis of The Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM), under Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIÌT), MCI, GoI and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, is one of the 17 specialized agencies of the United Nations for the promotion of Intellectual Property Rights throughout the world.
WIPO through its Technology and Innovation Support Centre (TlSC) program aims to provide 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 (IP) rights.
Till date, WIPO has established 638 TISC Centers worldwide. So far in India there are 6 and GTU will be seventh in the line as approved by CIPAM-DPIIT. GTU is the first university in Gujarat to set up Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC).
Shri V. Muraleedharan, Honourable Minister of State, Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India, Inaugurated a World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) – Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC) at Gujarat Technological University (GTU).
On this occasion, Shri V. Muraleedharan, Honourable Minister of State, Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India, has said “The newly set up TISC at GTU will play a key role not only for academia but also for Industry and will offer various services like as: Patents and Information related services: Thematic search, Technology watch, Technological trends, Patent map, Freedom to exploit/patent validity, Bibliographical search, Statistics search, Patent validity, Prior art search, Patent infringement And Assistance and guidance services, will provide and promote free to use technologies for the benefits of Industry. This will help in a great way for better Industry academia partnership and help to industry for increasing their innovation-based growth.”
On this occasion, Prof. (Dr.) Navin Sheth, Vice Chancellor, GTU said: “Due to long and dedicated work for various IPR activities since 2011, today GTU is one of the largest IP Literate University in India.
In such a time, the decision of GoI via CIPAM-DPIIT for setting up a Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC) at Gujarat’s First University i.e. at Gujarat Technological University is a very positive step, and which acknowledges the hard efforts made by the University for the Promotion of IPR in academia, Industry and Society.”
GTU is aggressively working in the area of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) by means of large scale awareness and promotion programmes for the academia and Industry since 2011.
GTU has introduced many innovative practices like Patent Search and Analysis Report (PSAR) Activity, Patent Drafting Exercise (PDE), Patent Clinic Programme, 150 IP Programmes in a year initiative, Specialized IPR courses for professionals, providing financial support for Patent Filing under SSIP Scheme of Govt of Gujarat, Providing free access of paid patent database to students, faculty and start-up etc.’
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