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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Thomson Reuters India Innovation Awards 2015

Thomson Reuters India Innovation Awards honors the most innovative academic institutions and commercial enterprises headquartered in India. The list of award winners and the top 50 Indian innovators is provided below.
Winners of India Innovation Awards 2015
Corporate Hi-Tech: Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., TATA Steel
Corporate Pharmaceuticals:  Lupin Limited, Cadila Healthcare
Academic and Research Institutes: Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Department of Atomic Energy.

Highlights from the report.
  • The volume of patents public funded institute hover around 1000 whereas from corporate sector it is 3 times higher.
  • Major focus of govt funded research was on medicinal preparation with focus on traditional herbal medicine. A number of patents were also filed in organic chemistry related to acrylic compounds.
  • corporate sector also patented  on medicinal preparation though  focus was on preparation of organic active ingredients and preparation of ointments.
It can only be said that India is far behind China in patenting. 

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