The Zonal Technology Management Centre & Business Planning and Development Unit (ZTM-BPD), West Zone at CIRCOT, Mumbai, organized a two day Meeting-cum-Workshop on 11th and 12th March, 2011. The workshop aimed at promoting intellectual property management and technology transfer in the ICAR institutes. Out of the 18 institutes of West Zone, 16 participated. Total number of participants were 105. The workshop was inaugurated in the presence of Chief Guest Dr.K.G.Narayankhedkar, Director, VJTI Mumbai, Guest of Honor, Prof V.H.Iyer, Dean , Wellingkar Institute of Management, Mumbai and Dr.Sanjeev Saxena, PS, IPR Cell, ICAR. The workshop comprised three Technical Sessions containing presentations about IP and BPD activities of West Zone, IPR perspective-ICAR, Patent search training, presentations from all the institutes of West Zone regarding IPR activities of their institutes and theme talks by IPR experts, etc. A very good interaction was observed between all the participants in which they shared their experiences, problems and tried to find solutions for them. Before wrapping up, various recommendations were made for smooth functioning of the IPR scheme of ICAR in the West Zone.
(Source: ZTM-BPD, West Zone at CIRCOT, Mumbai)