WIPO’s TISC program

  • TISC stands for Technology and Innovation Support Centre
  • WIPO’s TISC program provides innovators in developing countries with access to locally based, high quality technology information and related services.
  • It helps them to exploit their innovative potential and to create, protect, and manage their IPRs.
  • Over 500 TISCs operate worldwide.
  • Why in news? India is opening its first TISC in Punjab.
TISC provides:
  • Access to online patent and non-patent (scientific and technical) resources and IP-related publications.
  • Assistance in searching and retrieving technology information.
  • Training in database search.
  • On-demand searches (novelty, state-of-the-art and infringement).
  • Monitoring technology and competitors.
  • Basic information on industrial property laws, management and strategy, and technology commercialization and marketing.



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