IIIM holds workshop on IPR, entrepreneurship, startup ecosystem

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, June 5: BioNEST Bioincubation Centre (IIIM-TBI) under the aegis of CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Jammu today organized one day workshop on “Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), Entrepreneurship & Startup Ecosystem” in which 40 students drawn from Law School, University of Jammu and Dogra Law College, Jammu participated.
Dr. Zabeer Ahmed, Director, CSIR-IIIM, in his presidential address, highlighted the importance of enhancing awareness of IPR and patents among the students. He also spoke on the significance of acquiring patents, copyrights and trademarks by the scientific establishments. Further, talking about IIIM initiatives, he underscored the significant role of the IIIM BioNEST incubator in creating awareness among the local community in the UT of Jammu & Kashmir via its road shows, city camps, workshops and similar initiatives. Such workshops are pivotal to achieve the goals of Viksit Bharat, he added.
Earlier Dr. Saurabh Saran, Principal Investigator, IIIM-TBI in his welcome address provided an overview of the workshop organized. He encouraged participants to take maximum benefit of one day workshop on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), entrepreneurship and Startup ecosystem.
He said that these workshops also provide a flavour of enthusiasm to young college students and may encourage them to take up IPR and entrepreneurship as a career.
The programme included a technical session where domain experts, Rajesh Gupta, Administrative Officer CSIR-IIIM delivered a talk on Right to Information, Dr. Kanchrela Prasad, Senior Scientist, CSIR-IIIM detailed presentation on Intellectual Property Rights and Ankush Varma, coordinator, IIIM-TBI delivered a talk on entrepreneurship and Startup ecosystem. The workshop aimed to empower youth with knowledge and resources, contributing to the IPRs and Startup India initiative in the region.
The proceeding of the inauguration session was conducted by Ankush Varma and Dr. Saurabh Saran presented the formal vote of thanks.
The one day workshop was conducted under the patronage of Dr. Zabeer Ahmed, Director, CSIR-IIIM and Chairman, BioNEST Bioincubation Centre (IIIM-TBI) and under the overall supervision of Abdul Rahim, Chief Scientist and Vice Chairman, BioNEST Bioincubation Centre (IIIM-TBI).

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