One of the key enablers for a country’s economic growth and inclusive development is investments in the knowledge and high-technology sectors in the nation. Although such investments are usually dictated by a nation’s progressive and enabling industrial policy and incentives, which may not address the role of a nation’s Knowledge Ecosystem. While the Knowledge Ecosystem is driven by the presence and nurturing of knowledge institutions of excellence, availability of knowledge manpower and knowledge infrastructure and activities of knowledge generation and management etc., it has a key subset called Intellectual Property (IP) Ecosystem.
The importance of IP has led CII to create a dedicated department and a national committee on IP. The objective of this committee is to create a “strong IP ecosystem”. This report details the Policy Advocacy, Training /IP Capacity Building Initiatives, Awards & Recognition and Promotion / Networking / Learning Initiatives taken by CII during the year 2012-13.