BHU formed a task force for IPR & Tech Transfer to make efforts for attracting industry, and facilitate academia-industry interaction. Read here for details.
Banaras Hindu University’s Intellectual Property Rights & Technology Transfer Cell will work to attract suitable industry partners and facilitate academia-industry interaction in order to take the benefits of innovation and research to society.
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Sudhir Kumar Jain has constituted a task force for the Intellectual Property Rights & Technology Transfer Cell, previously known as Intellectual Property Rights Cell. The main objective of the Cell is to protect the Intellectual Property Rights of the innovations and transfer the novel technologies/products to industry partners for societal benefits.
Prof. Birinchi Kumar Sarma, Dept. of Mycology and Plant Pathology, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, has been named the chairman of the task force. Prof. Geeta Rai, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Institute of Science, and Dr Rajnish Kumar Singh, Faculty of Law, have been named members. A nominee of the Director / Dean of the Concerned Institute/ Faculty will be the special invitee while Dr. Venugopal, Dy. Registrar, Sponsored Research & Industrial Consultancy Cell, has been named the secretary of the newly constituted task force.
BHU’s task force for IPR & Tech Transfer Details
The cell will be a single-window system that will manage the protection of the innovations and transfer the commercially viable technologies/products to suitable industry partners. The cell will work for promoting innovations, entrepreneurship and start-ups by helping to create a favourable ecosystem. It will also support ongoing research programs which have the potential for innovations. It will be conducting workshops and training programs to bring awareness and train innovators for protecting their work.
The cell has been mandated with safeguarding the interests of inventors, supporting innovators in disclosing the inventions and filing patents and providing legal support to the inventions/innovators as and when required. It will also work for protecting the rights of both industry and academia through mutually agreed agreements. The Cell will also frame and review modalities of technology transfer and licensing to industry partners from time to time.
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