The union ministry of education is planning to launch the national IP (intellectual property) initiative. The education ministry is in talks with some other ministries and has asked for suggestions over the launching of IP initiative.
The union ministry of education is planning to launch the national IP (intellectual property) initiative. In the ASSOCHAM webinar, an official mentioned that the union education ministry is planning to launch a national IP initiative. He also mentioned that the education ministry is yet to reach a final decision in this regard. The education ministry is in talks with some other ministries and has asked for suggestions over the launching of IP initiative.
At ASSOCHAM’s 2nd IP Conclave & IPTSE Awards, 2020 – Nurturing the next generation of Innovators through IP, Abhay Jere, Chief innovation officer, Ministry of Education stated that “When we look at our higher educational institutions, more than 95-97 percent of our institutes have never filed IP (intellectual property) ever, so we felt that if we have to create a culture of IP creation in these institutes we really need to ensure that we make them literate, train, hand-hold them within these institutes”.
Lack Of Ecosystem For IP Filing
Abhay Jere also condemned the fact that there is a lack of ecosystem in our country which hinders the process of taking the innovative ideas forward logically and files them as IPs.
He added that “We in the ministry of education work with a large number of higher educational institutes which is over 45,000 within the country. We have more than 10,000 technical institutes and 80lakh students who are doing technology but unfortunately, if you look at the IP filings which happen, it is far below the par as compared to our demographics dividend and what is achieved by our competing countries”.
If we take a look at the data of IP filling by our competing countries or other parts of the world Abhay Jere conferred that in China about 14lakh IPs are filed on annual basis followed by the USA where about 7 lakh IPs are filed annually. But when it comes to our country the IP filings are somewhere between 45,000-50,000. Out of this data, approximately 30 percent of IP filings are by Indians and rest is by the NRIs (non-resident Indians).
Further, he added that this needs to change. Our country has 4 crore students who are pursuing higher education. The IP being filed by educational institutions is not more than 2000-2500. The IP initiative which the education ministry is planning to launch will work towards boosting the number of IP filings in the country.
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