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Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Indian patents 2022


WIPO released statistics for 2022.

Indian patent office received 77,068 applications, 38,551 from residents and 38,517 from non-residents, more than Germany, the UK, France, Russia Australia, and Canada but less than China, USA, Japan, and Korea. Patents in force are 1,28,663 with non-residents share at 81.60% and most of them are in force for more than 10 years,


Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Technologies avialable for transfer from ICMR


ICMR listed several technologies ready for transfer.

Example- Personal cooling garment system 

Salient features of the technology:  Personal cooling garment (PCG) has been designed and developed for auxiliary body cooling. The garment is useful for maintaining comfortable microclimate around the human body.  The PCG is a jacket-like enclosure system creates an interior space of microclimate for auxiliary body cooling.  The PCG is attached with a small coolant reservoir that can be clipped on the hip belt for easy carrying.  Re-circulation of the coolant is powered by a small submersible, battery operated pump immerged in the coolant reservoir.  Low temperature of the coolant creates a microclimate condition that promotes heat transfer between the wearer’s body and circulating fluid.  Easy to use and maintain PCG (filled with coolant) is light weight (~0•75 kg). The reservoir bottle and pump accessories had an additional weight of ~1 kg.  Caution is needed if the garment is not frequently used. The coolant needs to be pushed out of the tubing for hygienic reasons. Effective and use time of the garment depend on the inlet temperature of the coolant.  The product has to be tested in the work environment. Validation under process.  Indian Patent application has been filed with application no.- 2746/DEL/2012.  This technology has been developed by NIOH, Ahemdabad (an ICMR Institute)


Saturday, November 11, 2023

INEX India 2023, Goa

 Indian Innovators Association started organizing International Innovation Fair since 2016 in association with global network partners. This year's event held in Goa attracted 100 Indian and global innovators. The yearbook 2023 was also released. Few glimpses:

Saturday, October 07, 2023

Global Innovation Index- India card


The 2023 edition of the Global Innovation Index (GII) takes the pulse of global innovation trends against the background of an economic environment fraught with uncertainty. It reveals the ranking of this year’s most innovative economies in the world amongst 132 economies and localizes the top 100 science and technology innovation clusters.

India's rank is 40 and where does score better?

1. Entrepreneuship Policies and Culture- rank 13

2, Graduates and Science & Engineering- Rank 11

3. Global Corporate R&D Investors- Rank 13

4. QS University Ranking- Rank 22

5. Finance for startup and scale ups- Rank 9

6. Citable Documents H Index - Rank 20

7. Intangible asset Intensity- Rank 8

Monday, September 18, 2023

DBT, India links Exclusive Licensing of Intellectual Property to TRL level

 Department of Biotechnology released DBT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GUIDELINES 2023.

The policy guidelines tried to answer the long-debated issue- Exclusive licensing of technology vs. non-exclusive? While recognizing the merits of exclusive licensing, an attempt is made to link it TRL level.

5.2. Exclusive licensing 

5.2.a. For research leads in lower TRLs, exclusive licensing may be considered. 

5.2.b. Public interest should be protected with clauses on the availability of the final product in Indian markets at affordable rates, especially for products with the potential for mass deployment. 

5.2.c. Timelines on commercialization should be clearly defined in a licensing agreement. 

5.2.d. Preference to Biotech SMEs and Manufacturing in India. 

5.2.e. Preferred purchase arrangements for start-ups for products developed under government-funded programs. 

5.2.f. A standard licensing agreement framework may be developed by the public institution that would ensure a share of the revenue earned by the licensee to be given to the partnering public institutions for a limited timeframe. 

5.2.g. The license shall be subject to the irrevocable, royalty-free right of the Government of India to practice or to require the licensee to grant sublicenses to responsible applicants, on reasonable terms, when necessary to fulfill the health safety or security needs of the country.

Research Landscape and performance benchmarking in biotechnology

This report gives a glimpse of what is happening in DBT-funded research institutes. Patent analysis:
Between 1997 and 2027 DBT applied for 256 distinct patent families, on the average of 22-24 per year. NII, Delhi is the msost active with 42 of the 256 followed by IGGEB with 27 and CDFC 11, NCCS 10, NBRC 9, RGCB-8

Also read: Ravi, R., Janodia, M.D. University-Industry Technology Transfer in India: a Plausible Model Based on Success Stories from the USA, Japan, and Israel. J Knowl Econ 13, 1692–1713 (2022).

Wednesday, August 30, 2023


 This is an important study from Debabrata Chatterjee and Sreevas Sahasranamam from the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode, India, and the University of Strathclyde, UK.

ABSTRACT Although substantial literature on the management of technological innovation exists, several scholars argue that much of this research has been rooted in Western contexts, where key assumptions are very different from those in emerging economies. Building on this viewpoint, we investigate the current state of knowledge on technological innovation in two of the largest and fastest-growing emerging economies: China and India. We undertook a bibliometric analysis of author keywords and combined different quantitative approaches – frequency analysis, cluster analysis, and co-word analysis – to review 162 articles on technological innovation published in China and India for the period 1991– 2015. From the analyses, the trends in technological innovation research in the two countries and the dominant themes of discussion were identified. These themes were further classified into eight sub-themes. Our key findings indicate a near absence of research on the management of technological innovation based on India, a limited volume of research on indigenous aspects of innovation, and a lack of theory-building based on these countries’ contexts. Several suggestions for future research are offered based on the gaps identified.

Download the paper here.