The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) today said it has signed an agreement with Anna University to set up a Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC) in Chennai.
This will be the second centre in the country to be set up under the World Intellectual Property Organisation s (WIPO) TISC programme.
It will be established at the Centre for Intellectual Property Rights (CIPR), Anna University in Chennai, the department said in a statement.
WIPO's TISC programme provides 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 Rights (IPRs), it added.
CIPR has an experience of filing more than 185 patents, 29 trademarks, 39 copyrights, 25 industrial design and has also assisted in filing 12 international patent applications.
"The objective of the TISC is to stimulate a dynamic, vibrant and balanced IPR system in India to foster creativity and innovation, thereby promoting entrepreneurship and enhancing social, economic and cultural development by establishing a network of TISCs in India," it said.
The centre will also give an impetus to sharing of best practices among these centres, capacity building, generation and commercialisation of Intellectual Properties.
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