TISC Current Affairs

2nd Technology and Innovation Support Centre established in Chennai

India’s second Technology and Innovation Support Centre (TISC) will be established at Centre for Intellectual Property Rights (CIPR), Anna University, Chennai (Tamil Nadu) under World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) TISC (Technology and Innovation Support Centre) Program.

In this regard, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry has signed Institutional agreement with Anna University.

Key Facts

The objective of TISC is to stimulate dynamic, vibrant and balanced Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) system in India to foster creativity and innovation. It will thereby help to promote entrepreneurship and enhancing social, economic and cultural development by establishing network of TISCs in India.

TISC will give impetus to knowledge sharing, sharing of best practices among TISCs, capacity building, generation and commercialization of Intellectual Properties. It will give the host institutions access to global network.

CIPR has experience of filing more than 185 Patents, 39 Copyrights, 29 Trademarks, 25 Industrial Design and also assisted in filing 12 International Patent Applications. Anna University was ranked 6th among Universities, 8th among Engineering Colleges and 13th in overall category in India by National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranking. CIPR also has organized IPR awareness programs as well as six certificate courses on IPR related subjects.

WIPO’s TISC program

It provides innovators in developing countries with access to locally based, high quality technology information and related services. It helps them to exploit their innovative potential and to create, protect, and manage their IPRs. Over 500 TISCs operate worldwide and establishing a TISC in India will give the host institutions access to global network.

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DIPP to set up India’s first TISC in Punjab

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) will establish India’s first Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC) at Patent Information Centre, Punjab.

In this regard, DIPP has signed an Institutional agreement with the Punjab State Council of Science and Technology. The TISC will be set up under the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) TISC program.

Key Facts

Objective of TISC: Stimulate a dynamic, vibrant and balanced Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) system in India to foster creativity and innovation. It will play an important role in promoting entrepreneurship and enhancing social, economic and cultural development by establishing a network of TISCs in India.

National Focal Point (NFP): The Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM) has been designated as the NFP for the TISC national network. CIPAM will identify potential host institutions, assess their capacities and support them in joining the TISC program. It will also act as the main intermediary between WIPO and TISC host institutions and coordinate all the activities of the national TISC network.

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

About WIPO’s TISC program

WIPO’s TISC program provides innovators in developing countries with access to locally based, high quality technology information and related services. It helps them to exploit their innovative potential and to create, protect, and manage their IPRs. Over 500 TISCs operate worldwide. Establishing TISC in India will give the host institutions an access to the global network.

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