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NRDC has the mandate of promoting indigenous inventive activity under Program for Inspiring Inventors and Innovators (PIII). Under this program, the Corporation provides financial and technical assistance to the innovations emanating from R&D organizations, academic institutions and universities as well as individuals for IP protection.

The scheme is basically focussed on facilitating grass roots innovators/ entrepreneurs, Academia, R&D Organizations, start-ups etc. for filing of patents..

Under this scheme, NRDC extends financial assistance to eligible applications received in each financial year for patent protection up to grant/registration of the same, in accordance to directives of administrative ministry and department.

NRDC mandatorily takes initiatives and supports filing for patent protection of novel developments of various stakeholders in the respective Intellectual Property Offices (IPOs) in the country.

In the last five years, more than 100 patent applications haven filed under this scheme.

NRDC Intellectual Property Management Division assists in the following services:

  • National Patent Protection Scheme
  • NRDC Patent Search Facility
  • Assistance in Commercializing Patented Inventions
  • IPR Seminars/Workshop
  • Other IP Services