Lab innovations should reach society: expert


NP Rajive, Vice Chairman of the National Innovation Foundation (NIF), Department of Science and Technology, emphasized the need to transfer technologies developed in laboratories to society for the benefit of the common man. On Tuesday, he inaugurated the celebrations of “World Intellectual Property Day” at the National Institute of Technology in Calicut (NIT-C). As part of the collaborative effort of NIT-C and NIF, sustainable housing programs will be developed for Kuttanad and Wayanad regions to cope with the challenges of natural calamities, he said. As part of World Intellectual Property Day celebrations, the NIT-C Institutional Innovation Council organized a guest lecture by P. Lawwellman, Professor, Government Law College, Kozhikode, on IPR-related topics. NIT-C researchers, Sija Gopinathan, V. Seshagiri, AN Amudhan and Jubin Mathew, who have already filed patents based on their research work, organized an open house on this occasion. In his farewell address, Prasad Krishna, director of NIT-C, said patent filing should not end with paper publications only. Professor Krishna recalled the contributions of the ancient Indian civilization to science and technology which were unpatented but currently used by society. During the ceremony, the award for the best innovator of the year 2021-2022 was awarded to P. Predeep, professor in the department of physics, for his contribution to science, technology and innovation. S. Kumaravel and PV Sudeep, President and Head of IIC-NIT-C, addressed the meeting.

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