Establishment of Technology and Innovation Support Centres
Commerce and Industry
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY
DEPARTMENT FOR PROMOTION OF INDUSTRY AND INTERNAL TRADE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2141.
TO BE ANSWERED ON FRIDAY, THE 06TH DECEMBER, 2019.
ESTABLISHMENT OF TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION SUPPORT CENTRES
2141. DR. AMAR PATNAIK:
Will the Minister of COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY be pleased to state:
(a) whether it is a fact that Government has entered into an agreement with World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) for establishment of Technology and Innovation Support Centres (TISC);
(b) the details thereof and the reasons therefor;
(c) the number of TISCs established or planned to be established by Government so far; and
(d) the budgetary allocations towards the same?
THE MINISTER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY
(SHRI PIYUSH GOYAL)
(a): Yes, Sir.
(b): A Service Level Agreement (SLA) has been signed between erstwhile Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion now Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva for establishing Technology and Innovation Support Centre (TISC) network in India on 3rd May, 2017. The creation and expansion of TISC network is aligned to the vision statement of National IPR Policy, 2016. The mandate of a TISC inter-alia includes:
i. Creating awareness & capacity building on IPRs
ii. Providing search facility to inventors
iii. Providing practical training and tools for the staff
iv. Conducting IP training programs
v. IP asset management, assistance in commercialization and strengthening Technology Transfer Offices.
(c): Six TISCs have been established and nine more TISCs have been approved.
(d): There is no specific budgetary allocation toward the same.