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Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISC)

The WIPO Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC) program offers innovators in developing countries access to locally-based, high-quality technology information and related services. This helps them harness their innovative potential and effectively create, protect, and manage their Intellectual Property (IP) rights.

Services offered by TISCs may include:

  • Engage faculty with industry for real-world experience
  • Translate research for the public's benefit
  • Enhance and strengthen university-industry relationships
  • Promote entrepreneurship, technology-transfer, and commercialization activities to bolster the economy
  • Foster and improve multi-disciplinary research initiatives
  • Identification and registration of Intellectual Property at the university.
  • Access to online patent and non-patent (scientific and technical) resources and IP-related publications;
  • Assistance in searching and retrieving technology information;
  • Training in database search;
  • On-demand searches (novelty, state-of-the-art, and infringement);
  • Monitoring technology and competitors;
  • Basic information on industrial property laws, management and strategy, and technology commercialization and marketing.

Please reach out to ORIC for support and guidance on IP management, commercialization, licensing, technology transfer, patent drafting, and prosecution, among other services.