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TECH COMMERCIALISATION AND AGRI BZ DEVELOPMENT- ICAR CII MEETING 23 May 2011

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  • 1. ICAR-CII Industry Meet 2011
    ICAR Initiatives for Technology Commercialization and Agri-business Development
    May 23, 2011
    S MAURIA
    Assistant Director General
    (Intellectual Property and Technology Management)
    Indian Council of Agricultural Research
  • 2. The Policy Framework and Initiative from ICAR
    IP Management System
    BPD from NAIP/ICAR
    ATMC/
    ICAR HQ/
    CTMC
    ZTMC/
    Zonal Institute
    ZITMC
    ZTM&BPD/
    Zonal Institute
    ITMU/ITMC
  • 3. Our New Directions
    • Programs on capacity building in IP and technology management
    • 4. Streamlining of intellectual assets - patents, plant varieties, know-how, others.
    • 5. Approach towards Business Planning and Development (BPD)
    • 6. Industry Meets – At central, zonal and institute levels – both “General’ and ‘Commodity’ - specific
    • 7. Planning for National Agriculture ‘Education’ and ‘Entrepreneurship’ Projects
    Ultimately, our critical reviews and on-course corrections
    for building an accountability-driven culture
  • 8. Assessment of ITMUs and ZTM&BPD Units
    • Technologies licensed/commercialized
    • 9. People, institutions and companies benefited
    • 10. Business ventures materialized (including commercial companies, small scale entrepreneurs, other co-business incubatees, individual innovators)
    • 11. Role in generation of direct employment
    • 12. Resource generation
    • 13. Social impact of the technologies
    and so on …
  • 14. Overall Progress in IP&TM Activities
    • A steady improvement in IPR activity in ICAR
    • 15. 2001: Only 11 ICAR Institutes filing 34 applications (33 patents and 1 trademark)
    • 16. 2011: 1292 IPR applications from 47 Institutes {474 patents (60 granted), 787 plant varieties (694-Ex, 93-N, 188-Ex granted) 14 trademarks, 17 software copyrights}
    • 17. Commercialization through licensing - Picking Up
    • 18. IP watch - Has started in a small way
    • 19. There has been progress in terms of both number of intellectual property titles granted, and the number of ICAR institutes actively engaged in the IP&TM activities.
    • 20. Nevertheless, much more is envisaged to be done as this is just the beginning.
  • ICAR-Industry Meet 2010
    Specific objective: Develop a permanent platform for industry to effectively and efficiently share knowledge, skills and resources available in the ICAR system.
    Themes:
    • Seed, planting material and plant biotechnological products
    • 21. Diagnostics, vaccines and other animal biotechnological products
    • 22. Farm implements and machinery
    • 23. Post-harvest and value-addition
    Recommendations: From Research to Development –Interest of private sector was quite visible; discussed specifics/general;emphasized linking old/new sciences, business, peace, and gross happiness.
  • 24. ICAR-Industry Meet 2010
    - Action Points
    ICAR-Industry Meet as Annual event in New Delhi; plus Meets in Institutes, SAUs and KVKs; Commodity/Region-specific Meets
    Directory of Agri-entrepreneurs; also to be resourced from FICCI /ASSOCHAM / CII / Others
    Database development on profiles of important agro-companies for drawing resource persons on ICAR Committees
    Arranging annual road shows with different groups of companies
    Efforts for ICAR-Industry consortium for Africa agriculture initiative, plus with other potential developing, less developed and other countries
  • 25. ICAR-Industry Meet 2010
    - Action Points
    6. Enhancement of ICT services in a PPP mode
    7. Students’ secondment to industry for hands-on training/project work
    8. Initiating new agri-entrepreneurship awards from ICAR 
    9. Formation of a corporate platform in ICAR for a single window mechanism, and establishment of technology parks and incubators
    10.Formulation of a National Agricultural Entrepreneurship Project in consultation with the industries, associations and chambers of commerce
  • 26. ICAR-Industry Meet 2010
    - Action Points
    11. Inviting industry support for creation of professorial chairs in the NARS with specific objectives of research, education and development; efforts for capacity building for vocational education to address the burgeoning unemployment
    12.Creation of working groups in frontier areas of basic and strategic research, including development of joint platforms for translational research and other development requirements
    13. Participation of industry partners in annual Vice Chancellors’ Conference for curriculum and other educational reforms
    14.Joint initiative to address the important post-harvest technology interventions in food-chain management
    15. Addressing the issues of cost and efficiency for testing and adaptive research for higher success rate in commercialization of technologies in different sectors
  • 27. Areas of Partnerships with Industry
    Knowledge Transfer Mechanisms
    Publications & Presentations
    Problem-solving Consultancy
    Professional Development Programs
    Contract Research
    Joint Technology Development Programs
    Sponsored Research Programs
    Feasibility Studies
    Technology Commercialization
    Better varieties and parental lines in crops, horticulture, etc
    Growth promoters and protection products (e.g. micronutrient formulations, bio-fertilizers, bio-pesticides, and pest management)
    Farm implements and machinery
    Diagnostics, vaccines, improved breeds, and other products
    Other veterinary, dairy and fishery technologies
    Post harvest processing and value addition
  • 28. Both Top-down and Bottom-up Approaches
    - Institutionalizing a permanent platform
    • Protection and management of intellectual properties generated – its commercialization/ distribution for public benefit.
    • 29. Production, marketing and popularization of ICAR’s products, processes and technologies.
    • 30. Professional extension of skilled services from ICAR, such as consultancies, contract research, contract service, customized capacity building, etc.
    • 31. Setting up research and production farms outside India, especially in Africa and in the Asia-Pacific region.
    • 32. Providing technical support for turnkey projects on production and processing plants in different sectors, viz. agriculture, horticulture, dairy and animal husbandry, fisheries, agriculture engineering, etc.
    • 33. Public-private partnerships in research, education, and other capacity building in agriculture and allied sectors.
    • 34. Activities to integrate proficiencies in agriculture sciences with management, such as market intelligence, pricing and valuation issues, to nurture demand-driven research
  • Partnership Requirements for Better Indian Agriculture
    • Inputs Fertilizer(Trade, Regulation, Information on Best Practices)
    Seeds and other inputs (Research, Supply, Regulation)
    • Research Pre-technology
    Prototype technology
    Usable technology
    • Extension (includes Services)
    - Broadly applicable, highly specific
    -Crop/Livestock Management Services
    (Curative, Preventive, Promotive)
    • Financial Services (Rural credit) – Credit supply
    • 35. Produce Marketing Services - Food crops, cash crops
  • Other areas less easily defined
    but critical for partnerships and to rural people
    • Agricultural livelihood options
    Management of natural resources and environment
    (e.g. conservation of genetic diversity, soil fertility…)
    • Non-agricultural livelihood options
    Off-farm employment
    (e.g. agro-based industry, agri-tourism…)
  • 36. Thank You
    <smauria.icar@nic.in>

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