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Nt yaduraju

  1. 1. National Agricultural Innovation Project (NATP) Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Initiatives on Business Planning & Development (BPD) N T Yaduraju National Coordinator [email_address]
  2. 2. Technological Commercialization under ICAR <ul><li>difference in perception </li></ul><ul><li>limited efforts </li></ul><ul><li>comprehensive guidelines – effective from 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>3-tier system in place (CTMC, ZTMU, ITMU) </li></ul><ul><li>emphasis on IP protection </li></ul><ul><li>extensive capacity building being undertaken </li></ul><ul><li>NAIP – new perspective to technology commercialization </li></ul>
  3. 3. BPD initiatives under NAIP <ul><li>Established 10 BPD units: </li></ul><ul><li>ICAR: </li></ul><ul><li>- Indian Agricultural Research Institute, N. Delhi </li></ul><ul><li>- Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar </li></ul><ul><li>- Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology, Mumbai </li></ul><ul><li>- National Institute for Research on Jute & Allied Fibres, Kolakata </li></ul><ul><li>- Central Institute for Fisheries Technology, Cochin </li></ul>
  4. 4. BPD Units under State Agricultural Universities <ul><li>CCS, Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar </li></ul><ul><li>Tamilnadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore </li></ul><ul><li>Anand Agricultural University, Anand </li></ul><ul><li>Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi </li></ul><ul><li>JNKV, Jabalpur </li></ul>Handholding and mentoring support by ABI-ICRISAT
  5. 5. NAIP – Investments on BPD activities <ul><li>ICAR Institutes : Rs 255 million </li></ul><ul><li>SAUs : Rs 123 million </li></ul><ul><li>ABI-ICRISAT : Rs 23 million </li></ul><ul><li>ICAR, IPR Cell : Rs 121 million </li></ul><ul><li>Total : Rs 522 million </li></ul>
  6. 6. BPD Units - Expectations <ul><li>Commercialize 5-10 technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Develop entrepreneurs </li></ul><ul><li>Sensitize all stakeholders including scientists </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity building </li></ul><ul><li>Services of professional Business Manager provided </li></ul><ul><li>Provision for business incubation </li></ul><ul><li>Change of mind set & corporate culture – challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Viable and self-sustaining units </li></ul>
  7. 7. NAIP BPD activities – Initial learnings <ul><li>Concepts not understood </li></ul><ul><li>Limited capacity for valuation of technology </li></ul><ul><li>Technology not fully ready </li></ul><ul><li>Interest limited to research papers & patents </li></ul><ul><li>Mind set & work culture – lack of exposure </li></ul><ul><li>No incentives for BPD personnel </li></ul><ul><li>Limited contacts with industry/entrepreneurs </li></ul><ul><li>Things are happening lately, though slowly </li></ul>

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