October 25, 2017: Student and Startup Innovation Policy (SSIP) : An Idea that became a policy
Gujarat Technical University (GTU) had experimented with a student innovation policy in 2010 to boost entrepreneurship and innovation among students. The policy led to students filing for 300 patents in the period of 3 years. However, the Government of Gujarat in January, 2017 has formally recognized the policy and allocated 200 Crores for it. The university now has 30 incubation centers and around 150 startups which have been formed by the students. Read more
October 20, 2017: Meet on Intellectual Property Rights for MSMEs and startups
Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in association with Department of Industries and Commerce, Government of Kerala conducted a programme on Intellectual Property for MSMEs and startups which was held in Kozhikode on October 26, 2017. The objective of the programme was to create awareness about the National IPR Policy, and the protection and enforcement of IPRs. Read more.
October 12, 2017: Business Standard holds discussion enhancing awareness on IPRs
Business Standard in association with World Trade Centre (WTC) conducted a panel discussion on enhancing awareness about intellectual property rights (IPRs). The panelists discussed about educating especially engineering and management students about the basics of IPRs. Other panelists also spoke about the schemes available for MSMEs and startups in relation to IPRs. Read more.
November 9, 2017: Another Technology & Innovation Support Centre to come up
The Ministry of Commerce has announced that another Technology and Innovation Support Centre will be created in association with World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to promote awareness about the protection and enforcement of IPRs among entrepreneurs. The Department of Industrial Policy Promotion (DIPP) has already signed institutional agreements with Punjab State Council of Science Technology (PSCST) and Anna University to establish TISC Centres at Chandigarh and Chennai respectively. Read more.
August 16, 2017: Cabinet approves MoU between India & Sweden on IPRs; would enable exchange of best practices amongst SMEs
An MOU has been signed between India and Sweden to establish a mechanism through which both the countries will be able to exchange best practices and work together on training programs and technical exchanges to raise awareness on Intellectual Property Rights and better IPRs. This will greatly benefit Medium and Small Sector Enterprises (MSMEs), startups, R&D Organizations and universities.Read More.