Monday, 18 August 2014

Happy Birthday

Today is the Foundation Day of IIT Kharagpur. Today is not only the birthday of IIT Kharagpur but also the birthday of IIT System. IIT as a brand now is recognized and respected not only in India but in advanced countries too, and it represents the aspiration, the urge of young India. Pandit Nehru, the first Prime Minister of Independent India during his visit to IIT Kharagpur in 1956 envisioned, “Here in the place of that Hijli Detention Camp stands the fine monument of India, representing India's urges, India's future in the making. This picture seems to me symbolical of the changes that are coming to India.” IIT Kharagpur made a modest beginning this day in 1951 with 224 students and 42 teachers.

Technology Transfer Group (TTG) is a students’ initiative under the aegis of Sponsored Research and Industrial Consultancy (SRIC), IIT Kharagpur. Since its inception in 2007, TTG has played its part in generating awareness on Intellectual Property (IP) creation, IP protection and IP transfer among IIT Kharagpur research communities.  

TTG so far has conducted four editions of Industry-Academia meet, 'IndAc' in short. This is a technical exposition which has its focus in showcasing the institute's technical competence and research findings to the visiting delegates from various companies, SMEs, IIT alumni and entrepreneurs. 

The '100 Days, 100 Patents' drive was conducted by TTG in the academic year 2012-13. This aimed at spreading awareness about intellectual property as well as to promote protection of newly developed technologies. More than 170 IP abstracts were received, out of which 102 have already been filed as patents. 

After the success of the “100 Days, 100 Patents” drive, its second edition was launched as 'IP Drive 2014' this year. The biggest feature of this was the launch of the official IP Portal for IIT Kharagpur, developed by the TTG team. The portal allows hassle-free web based filing for intellectual property protection for the research fraternity at IIT Kharagpur and streamlines the whole process of submitting and reviewing an IP abstract, reducing the amount of paperwork involved. The launch of the portal was marked by an interactive seminar with Mr. T. Chandrasekhar, Director, Technology Intelligence & I.P. Management, TIFAC and Mr. J. L. Anil Kumar, Head of IP&S India at Philips Electronics India Ltd. who enlightened the students on the various aspects of the patent filing process.

TTG derives its strength from direct association of institute's Intellectual Propert Rights and Industrial Relations (IPR & IR) Office and faculty from IITKGP law school, as well as other Engineering and Science faculty.

On this glorious Institute Foundation Day, TTG launches its blog to disseminate various information related to R & D at IIT Kharagpur e.g. activities at research lab.s, new IP filing, research-talks etc. that constitute our research ecosystem. The target audience is primarily our young researchers who can find useful information here to identify and connect themselves to various R & D initiatives of the institute.

Through the vision and efforts of its patrons and members, TTG aspires to play its role humbly while IIT Kharagpur reaches greater heights in R & D space and on this auspicious day, TTG dedicates  itself once again at the service of our beloved alma mater.

For any query / suggestion / information, you are welcome to connect to any of our core committee members mentioned below (please click on the image to enlarge).

No comments:

Post a Comment