Defence Ministry signed MoU with IPFC and NRDC

Armed Forces on the relevance of Intellectual Property culture to Indian Defence manufacturing industry and to institute a framework enables full utilisation of new ideas and innovation towards achieving self-reliance in the defence sector.
Vamsi Athreya

Updated: Jul 11,2019 11:40:07 am

Defence Ministry signed MoU with IPFC and NRDC

11 July 2019 Current Affairs:Intellectual Property Facilitation Cell (IPFC), Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence and National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), Ministry of Science and Technology signed an MoU with a vision to bridge the capacity shortfall.
They provide a major fillip to the ongoing efforts of Ministry of Defence towards promoting a culture of Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights IPR in Indian Defence industry. 
The move will be a boost to the Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti. 
The main aim to inculcate IP culture in Indian defence manufacturing ecosystem. 
Under this mission, an IPFC established under the aegis of Directorate General Quality Assurance (DGQA)
It is within a short span of a year achieved the challenging target of training more than 12,000 personnel on IPR 
It facilitates the filing of more than 1000 new IPR applications.

Partnership About IPFC and NRDC
The partnership between IPFC and NRDC is expected to bridge the capacity shortfall and provide a major fillip to the ongoing efforts of the Defence Ministry towards promoting a culture of Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in the Defence industry.
They achieved a challenging target of training more than 12,000 personnel on IPR and facilitating filing of more than 1000 new IPR applications within a short span of a year.
Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti approved by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
It includes training of additional 20,000 personnel from Public/Private Sector Industry and Armed Forces on the relevance of Intellectual Property culture to Indian Defence manufacturing industry and to institute a framework enables full utilisation of new ideas and innovation towards achieving self-reliance in the defence sector.
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