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Vision

To be a leading Technology Transfer Organization in India.

Mission

To promote, develop, nurture and commercialize innovative, reliable and competitive technologies from R&D institutes through value addition and partnership.

To sensitize R&D institutions and industry about technologies that needs to be developed and commercialized.

Key objectives.

National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) a Public Sector Enterprise (PSE) functioning under the administrative control of Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science & Technology was established in 1953 as a Section 25 Company (Now Section 8 as per Companies Act, 2013) by the Government of India, with the primary objective to promote, develop and commercialise the technologies / know-how / inventions / patents / processes emanating from various national R&D institutions / Universities and is presently working under the administrative control of the Dept. of Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science & Technology. During the past six decade of its existence and in pursuance of its corporate goals, NRDC has forged strong links with the scientific and industrial community in India and abroad and developed a wide network of research institutions, academia and industry and made formal arrangements with them for the commercialisation of know-how developed in their laboratories and is now recognised as a large repository of wide range of technologies spread over almost all areas of industries, viz. Agriculture and Agro-processing, Chemicals including Pesticides, Drugs and Pharmaceuticals, Bio Technology, Metallurgy, Electronics and Instrumentation, Building Materials, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics etc. It has licensed the indigenous technology to more than 4800 entrepreneurs and helped to establish a large number of small and medium scale industries. Besides being the torch bearer in the field of technology transfer, NRDC also undertakes number of activities under its structured promotional programme for encouragement and advancement of research, promotion of inventions and innovations such as meritorious inventions awards, Techno-Commercial support, Technical and financial assistance for IPR Protection, Value addition services and support for further development of technologies and much more.  NRDC has also successfully exported technologies and services to both developed as well as the developing countries. NRDC is recognised, particularly in the developing countries, as the source of reliable appropriate technology, machines and services, which are typically suitable for these countries.

NRDC with its vast experience in technology transfer and IP management proposes to identify and facilitate the development of Innovation Facilitation Centres in the Universities, National Institutes of Technology (NIT’s), IIT’s, Autonomous Institutions & Academic Institutions across the country where innovation activities would be promoted and encouraged among the faculty, students and researchers and would facilitate the effective management of Intellectual Property, development of an association with manufacturing enterprises of the country and abroad and subsequently the transfer of the IP to the industry and entrepreneurs.

 

NRDC in collaboration with Universities, National Institutes of Technology (NIT’s), IIT’s, Autonomous Institutions & Academic Institutions in India will set up Innovation Facilitation Centres (NRDC-IFC) in their premises. The network of Corporation with the local, regional and global industries and entrepreneurs would facilitate the faculty, students and researchers of the Universities, National Institutes of Technology (NIT’s), IIT’s, Autonomous Institutions & Academic Institutions in India to market their innovative research work and reap the benefits of commercial success.

 

Main Objectives

  • To promote area specific technologies for the industries by utilizing R&D capabilities of the host institutions in the region
  • To provide value addition services in terms of IP management & technology commercialisation for making commercial products from the R&D of institutions of the region
  • To act as a potent resource of IP protected technologies to help manufacturing sector of the country in developing new products and services based on the innovative technologies available through the Innovation Facilitation Centres
  • To facilitate and create appropriate environment in the Universities, National Institutes of Technology (NIT’s), IIT’s, Autonomous Institutions & Academic Institutions in India for the promotion of innovation processes and provide training and support
  • To play the role of a facilitator to stimulate entrepreneurial activities within the Universities, National Institutes of Technology (NIT’s), IIT’s, Autonomous Institutions & Academic Institutions in India through the NRDC-IFC
  • To provide Intellectual Property protection and management services and facilitate the technology transfer and commercialisation
  • To develop and strengthen the Industry-Academia partnership for development and effective transfer of know-how from the Universities, National Institutes of Technology (NIT’s), IIT’s, Autonomous Institutions & Academic Institutions in India to the entrepreneurs and industry

 

The main objectives of the NRDC are given below:-

  1. Commercial
  • Commercialisation of laboratory know-how
  • Licence indigenous technologies to industry both in India and abroad
  • Provide Technology Development Loans for setting up pilot plats to prove/scale-up laboratory processes.
  • Participate in equity to facilitate formation of new ventures using indigenous technologies
  • Develop technologies in priority areas
  • Design and engineer laboratory processes to commercial scale
  • Provide techno-commercial financial support to entrepreneurs commercialising NRDC technologies
  • Execute turnkey projects abroad based on indigenous technologies
  • Licensing of foreign know-how to Indian clients
  • Assist export marketing of products of licensee companies
  • Arrange complimentary finance for further development through venture capital fund, PATSER, TIFAC, TDB, etc.

 

  • IP Policy and Process Setup: Academia/R&D institutes and industries are at the forefront of knowledge creation and scientific activities. With Innovation as a central theme, NRDC will provide expert services in drafting or in formulating their innovation, technology transfer and IP policy of their respective organization.
  • IP Consultancy Services: NRDC committed to providing necessary consultancy services on all matters related to IPR to interested R&D organizations/academia and industries right from creating and protecting IP to its commercialization.
  • Technology Landscaping: NRDC helps stakeholders in technology landscaping analysis in which it helps to understand the market involving a particular technology, the latest development involving such technology. The study would helps stakeholders to take important decisions and strategies involving the R&D of a product processes, investing into certain areas of technology and identifying patent trends.

Intellectual Property Facilitation Centre:

Intellectual Property Facilitation Centre – IPFC, is a joint project of NRDC and MoMSME, which aims to promote awareness and adoption of Intellectual Property Rights amongst entrepreneurs and MSMEs in India while making accessible to high-quality IP services and Resources.

Training Programs

IPFC organizes training programs on specific themes relating to IP. Programmes are designed and coordinated by IPFC as per the need of the audience. Participants receive certificate of participation from NRDC. IPFC also arranges 'Free IP awareness talk for MSMEs' - to get an overview of IP and to sensitize and spread awareness on ‘How to protect Intellectual Property’.

The services with respect to each of the intellectual property will be as follows:

 Patent

  • Pre filing services
  • Prior Art Search
  • Preliminary Patentability assessment
  • Patent Filing Support for filing with provisional specification or/and with complete specification Advice for filing in other countries
  • Advice on examination reports and queries for the Patent Office
  • Post Grant Support
  • Support for infringement proceedings, opposition proceedings, etc.
  • Technology Transfer Agreements
  • Patent Valuation
  • Technology Marketing and Licensing

 

Entrepreneurship Development Programmes:-

 

Socio-economic empowerment has now become an integrated concept of growth and poverty elimination and has been of paramount concern for the overall development of the Country. NRDC has been working for quite some time for the development of rural and backward areas of the country and has undertaken several initiatives for improvement of the economy of these areas in various states. The activities undertaken include the projects in post Harvest technologies, food & agro processing, entrepreneurship development, etc.

The programme aims to reduce the drudgery of people in their daily lives belonging to rural and backward areas of the country, facilitate new avenues of employment generation and income generating activities through S & T intervention.

The programme envisages skill upgradation of unemployed youth, capacity building of NGOs and Women Self Help Groups (SHG) and other developmental agencies engaged in developmental activities through the application of S&T Tools with a view to passing the benefits of Science and Technology to Rural India with an emphasis on:

  • Improving the living conditions of our people
  • Increasing the employment potential through the application of appropriate technologies utilizing local resources
  • Upgrading the traditional skills
  • Improving rural sanitation and health care

 

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

 Copyright

  • Guidance and assistance in preparation of documents required for registration

Trade Mark

  • Guidance and assistance in preparation of documents required for registration

Industrial Designs

  • Guidance and assistance in preparation of documents required for registration

Geographical Indications

  • Guidance and assistance in preparation of documents required for registration

General Consultation

  • Guidance and assistance in identifying the possible IP protection for the creativity

NRDC-MoMSME – Intellectual Property Facilitation Centre (IPFC) Outreach Centres

  1. Promotional

 

Invention Promotion Programme

  • Award meritorious inventions for converting their ideas into prototypes.
  • Provides financial support to prospective inventions for making a prototype of commercially viable inventions.
  • Assist inventors in patenting and commercializing  their inventions.
  • Publishing Hindi Magazine ‘AWISHKAR’ and English Magazine ‘INVENTION INTELLIGENCE’ to highlight inventivity amongst buddy inventors.
  • Organize training programmes to create awareness about IPR.
  • Provide assistance for patenting inventive ideas of R & D organisations & universities.
  1. Technology

Development and Promotion of Rural Technology

  • Identify, prove and demonstrate selected rural technologies
  • Assist in commercialisation of selected rural technologies

Export of Technology

  • Project India as a source of technology
  • Assist inventors, R&D institutes and industry to patent their new products/processes abroad

Dissemination of Information on Technology and its transfer to Industry

  • Provide information on indigenous and foreign technologies
  • Organise training programmes for technology development and transfer,
    hold exhibitions, publish periodicals, arrange audio-visuals to popularise indigenous technologies

Innovation

In this decade of innovation it is very important to set up a portal that will bridge the gap between inventor, industry, manufacturers & academia and shall provide complete information related to the technology required by the small & medium entrepreneur.


This portal will give information about the invention, innovator, machines manufacturers etc under a single portal and will help them to work together. 

Objectives: 

This portal will bridge the gap between inventor, industry, manufacturers & academia and shall provide complete information related to the technology required by the small & medium entrepreneur.

  • This portal will help the network people to share ideas, experiences, problems faced and their solutions.
  • This portal will work as a single source of Information about inclusive innovation, sectors such as health, education, food and agriculture, environment and natural resources, science and technology etc.
  • This portal will the industry to exploit Innovation to prosper the innovator and country.
  • This portal will provide a platform to innovators, plant & machinery manufacturers and other experts, where innovators/entrepreneurs can register with the portal to avail services such as innovation search, content upload, personalized search, etc.
  • This portal will create national index on innovations and information related to innovations.

Administrative Set-up  of the Corporation

The Chairman and Managing Director of NRDC is Dr. Hanumanthu Purushotham.  He is administrative head of the organization and he is reporting to Secretary, DSIR on all matters of policy and administration in NRDC.

Telephone nos. Office :           29241212

email:               cmdnrdc@nrdc.in      

Mobile             9599229217

The Secretary of Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) is Dr. Shekhar C.Mande.

Telephone nos. office :            23710472, 23717053, 23731832

                        email :  dgcsir@csir.res.in

The Cabinet Minister, Science & Technology is Dr. Harsh Vardhan

Telephone nos. office :            23316766, 23714230

                        email:   dr.harshvardhan@nic.in

Organisational & Functional Structure