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CSIR-NIScPR Celebrates World Intellectual Property Day with National Workshop

New Delhi, April 26, 2024: The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)-National Institute of Science Communication and Policy Research (NIScPR) organized a national workshop to celebrate World Intellectual Property Day on April 25th. The theme of the workshop was “IP and SDGs: Innovating for a Shared Future.”

Over 250 school students attended the event held at the CSIR-NIScPR S.V. Marg campus seminar hall. The workshop featured presentations by five outstanding innovators who were felicitated for their contributions to technology and entrepreneurship.

Promoting Innovation and Protecting Knowledge

The workshop aimed to raise awareness about Intellectual Property (IP) rights and their importance in national development. Dr. Kanika Malik, Coordinator of the workshop and Senior Principal Scientist at CSIR-NIScPR, provided an introduction to IP, emphasizing its role in safeguarding innovations.

Director CSIR-NIScPR, Prof. Ranjana Aggarwal, highlighted the historical significance of India’s innovation and the need to revive its entrepreneurial spirit. She emphasized the importance of fostering domestic technological advancements and protecting indigenous knowledge systems.

Role of IP in Achieving SDGs

Prof. Unnat Pandit, Controller General of Patents Designs and Trademarks (CGPDTM), graced the event as the Chief Guest. His keynote address focused on the critical role of IP in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and fostering a culture of innovation.

Prof. Pandit commended India’s recent strides in scientific achievements and the National IP Awareness Mission’s success in generating over 90,300 patents in just a year.

Inspiring Young Minds

The workshop showcased the inspiring stories of young innovators and entrepreneurs. These individuals demonstrated how creativity and IP awareness can lead to a sustainable future.

The participation of school students was a highlight, as they interacted with the innovators and gained valuable insights into the real-world applications of IP.


The CSIR-NIScPR is a constituent laboratory of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research under the Ministry of Science and Technology. It works towards science communication, policy research, and promoting scientific awareness among the public.

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