INNOVATION and PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM
The Innovation and Partnership (INP) program established with support from the Govt. of Telangana, (then Andhra Pradesh), is a platform for large & established agri-companies to collaborate with ICRISAT.
INP gives access to the common facilities and facilitates scientific support. Initiating public-private partnerships through collaborative research cum development agreements with ICRISAT scientists in the areas of plant breeding, agricultural biotechnology, natural resource management,knowledge sharing and value chain development that support the empowerment of the SAT farmers.
To develop strong collaborative research and development partnerships with public, private and allied sectors to benefit the small holding farmers of dry land tropics across the agricultural and agribusiness value chains as follows:
• Strategic partnerships for enhancing Inclusive Market Oriented Development (IMOD)
• Co-creation of institutional innovation models
• Value chain innovations
• Collaborative research and PPP projects
• Common infrastructure & facilities creation
Intellectual Property Facilitation Cell
Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) represent over 90 percent of enterprises in India and remain a major driving force for large number of innovations and economic growth. The effective protection and management of
Intellectual Property (IP) assets has therefore become increasingly crucial to business success and to compete with international markets.
The Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) management requires a broad portfolio management that includes the fundamental need to link IPR protection with licensing, technology transfer, up-scaling, commercialisation and safeguards. To support and facilitate MSMEs with its IPR management, an Intellectual Property Facilitation Cell (IPFC) has been established in Agribusiness and Innovation Platform (AIP) of ICRISAT with support from the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME), Government of India.
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