Bhu Cell To Transfer Tech To Industry Partners, Protect Ipr | Varanasi News – Times of India

Varanasi: The newly constituted Intellectual Property Rights & Technology Transfer Cell of Banaras Hindu University will work to attract suitable industry partners and facilitate academia-industry interaction in order to take the benefits of innovation and research to the society.
Vice-chancellor Prof. Sudhir Kumar Jain has constituted the task force for the Intellectual Property Rights & Technology Transfer Cell, previously known as Intellectual Property Rights Cell. The main objective of the cell is to protect the intellectual property rights of the innovations and transfer the novel technologies/products to industry partners for societal benefits. The cell will be a single-window system that will manage protection of the innovations and transfer the commercially viable technologies/products to suitable industry partners.
According to the university spokesperson, the cell will work for promoting innovations, entrepreneurship and start-ups by helping to create a favourable ecosystem. It will also support ongoing research programs which have the potential for innovations. It will be conducting workshops and training programs to bring awareness and train innovators for protecting their works.
The cell has been mandated with safeguarding the interests of inventors, supporting innovators in disclosing the inventions and filing patents and providing legal support to the inventions/innovators as and when required. It will also work for protecting the rights of both industry and academia through mutually agreed agreements. The cell will also frame and review modalities of technology transfer and licensing to industry partners from time to time.
Prof. Birinchi Kumar Sarma of the department of Mycology and Plant Pathology, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, has been named as the chairman of the task force. Prof. Geeta Rai of the department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Institute of Science, and Dr. Rajnish Kumar Singh of the Faculty of Law have been named members.
A nominee of the director/dean of concerned institute/faculty will be the special invitee while Dr. Venugopal, deputy registrar, Sponsored Research & Industrial Consultancy Cell, has been named the secretary of the newly constituted task force.

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