India and WIPO Pact on Technology Centres

IAS Prelims 2023

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) have inked an agreement to set up Technology and Innovation Support Centres (TISC).

The WIPO’s TISC programme provides innovators in developing countries with access to locally-based, high quality technology information and related services, helping them to exploit their innovative potential as well as to create, protect, and manage their intellectual property (IP) rights.

Over 500 TISCs operate worldwide and establishing TISC in India will give the host institutions access to the global network.