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