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DG IPO Calls for Filling Gap between Research and Product Development

09-Nov-2023 | Source : DG IPO Calls for Filling Gap between Research and Product Development | Visits : 1164
LAHORE - Director General, the Intellectual Property Office (IPO-Pakistan), Ms. Shazia Adnan has called for filling the gap between research and innovation, product development and commercialization of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) in Pakistan, according to the official website of IPO-Pakistan.

She was addressing a training seminar on Technology search and development of Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs) in Lahore which was also attended by Dear Mr. Marco Aleman, Section Head, Information Technology Section, IP for Innovators Department (IPID), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva Mr. Mussadiq Hussain, Head, Technology Information Section, IP for Innovators Department (IPID), (WIPO), Geneva, Mr. Haris Khan, representative of the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC), Islamabad, Prof Abid HK Shirwani, Co-Founder, Director-General, Head ORIC and Director TISC, University of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore and others.

Appreciating the role of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC), she said IPO-Pakistan has been successful in developing 48 TISCs at HEC-recognized Institutions, R&D institutions, and Chambers of Commerce.

“This initiative recognizes the remarkable achievements of our universities in research commercialization, particularly through their partnerships with TISCs,” she added.

DG IPO highlighted the importance of the use of technology for innovation in today’s fast-paced, globally linked society for the social advancement, economic growth and the research and development ecosystem. She said, however, the activities and initiatives led by research and innovation encourage the culture of innovation and technology commercialization.

The two days training program had been arranged for the Punjab TISCs focal points that would not only foster collaboration among TISCs focal persons from various institutions, research and development organizations, and chambers of commerce but would also aim at bridging the gap between academics and the market, which is crucial for the future of IPRs and connecting them to the businesses and economic growth.

The focal persons from various institutions, research and development organizations, and chambers of commerce are the backbone of our TISC network. Your role in promoting IPRs in your respective organizations is pivotal. It is your responsibility augmented by our support that will ensure that the benefits of intellectual property and technological advancements reach the grassroots level, making a difference in the lives of our students, researchers and innovators.
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