Commercialisation of Technology

Intellectual Property &Technology Management (IP&TM) Unit

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Set up

The Intellectual Property and Technology Management Unit in ICAR is headed by Assistant Director General (IP&TM). It oversees all matters related to intellectual properties and technology transfer/commercialization.
ICAR recognises that a systematic management of its technology products and services while bringing commercial ethos in their transfer and realization at the user end would result in much-needed dividends for the nation. Therefore, the Council is slowly and steadily but comprehensively moving towards intellectual property management and technology transfer in an organized manner.
A decentralized three-tier IP management mechanism is institutionalized in ICAR w.e.f. 2nd October 2006.

  • Individual institutes of ICAR are empowered and enabled to enter into licensing contracts or commercial agreements for the commercial transfer of ICAR technologies to the interested parties.
  • A middle-tier consisting of five Zonal Technology Management & Business Planning and Development (ZTM&BPD) Units at IARI, New Delhi, IVRI, Izatnagar, CIRCOT, Mumbai, NIRJAFT, Kolkata and CIFT, Kochi is developed to facilitate serious business and strengthen public-private partnerships. These zonal units also project the ICAR technology profiles available at various ICAR institutes located in the respective zones.
  • The central IP and technology management mechanism at ICAR Headquarters facilitates techno-legal and policy matters/concerns that may arise on case-to-case basis in the course of developing win-win relationships and also catalyzes public-private relationships at the central level. 

Thrust Areas

  • Streamlining transfer of ICAR knowledge and technology products through commercial, cooperative and open public routes.
  • Joint intellectual property management support in collaborative projects
  • Facilitation and advisories in techno-regulatory and policy matters related to intellectual property and technology management.
  • Public-private partnerships in technology/know-how transfer and R&D.

Policy & Guidelines

  • ICAR encourages interested parties to enter into commercial ventures with ICAR technology and knowledge products and services as per the ICAR Guidelines for Intellectual Property Management and Technology Transfer/Commercialization.
  • Call for Partnerships

    Interested parties desirous of accessing ICAR technologies and services in specific fields are encouraged to contact respective ICAR institutes, ZTM&BPD Units (at IARI/IVRI/CIRCOT/NIRJAFT/CIFT) and/or IP&TM Unit at ICAR HQ.


    Dr. Shashank Mauria, Assistant Director General (Intellectual Property & Technology Management)
    Krishi Anusandhan Bhawan, New Delhi 110 012.
    Phone: (Off.) 91-11-25841281, 25842906 Ext. 325
    E-mail: smauria.icar@nic.in