COMPILATION OF TECHNOLOGY EXCHANGE AND LICENSING PLATFORMS
Licensing refers to a business setup in which one company gives another company the permission to manufacture its product for a specified payment.
A non-comprehensive assortment of technology exchange and licensing platforms exists in India and other countries. Compilation of Technology exchange and licensing platforms is administered by governmental or intergovernmental organizations and is open to multiple technology providers.
For each technology exchange or licensing platform, compilation provides a specification of its goals and organizational framework as well as a hallmark of key features.
India – FreeTech Forum and Technology Database of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) – Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI)
Established by the Government of India, CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) is an R&D institution that focuses on the development and dissemination of food science technologies. Many of the technologies and processes developed by CSIR-CFTRI have been successfully transformed to Small or medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and to industry.
CSIR-CFTRI has a FreeTech Forum that offers technologies free of cost inorder to encourage the manufacturing and entry of these products in the market thereby promoting entrepreneurship.
1. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is responsible for hosting and administering the exchange or licensing platform of Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI). Government institutions; academic institutions (university); research institutions; enterprises (SMEs); industry participate in this exchange or licensing platform of Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) as suppliers or consumers. Technology exchange and licensing Research capabilities are the services offered through the exchange or licensing platform of Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI). The technologies offered or requested on the platform belong to Food Science.
2). India – India SME Technology Services Ltd. (ISTSL)
Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), State Bank of India (SBI), Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC), Indian Overseas Bank (IOB), Indian Bank are the organizations responsible for hosting and administering technology exchange platform India SME Technology Services Ltd. (ISTSL).
India SME Technology Services Ltd. (ISTSL) provides opportunities to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) at the global level for new and emerging technology, as well as to establish potential business collaborations.
Government institutions; enterprises (SMEs); innovation support centers; financial institutions; private sector are the participants of the technology exchange platform India SME Technology Services Ltd. (ISTSL) as suppliers or consumers.
Technology exchange and knowledge exchange are the services offered through the technology exchange platform India SME Technology Services Ltd. (ISTSL). The technologies offered or requested on the platform belong to Agriculture, Agroindustry; Chemical Industry; Construction, Mining, Transport; Electrical, Electronics, Telecommunications; Energy; Environment; Food; Industrial Logistics, Services; Measurement, Control, Instrumentation; Machinery, Equipment; Materials, Coating; Medicine, Pharmaceuticals; Metal, Metalworking; Plastics, Glass, Rubber; Paper, Wood and Textile.
The India SME Technology Services Ltd. (ISTSL) provides access to updated information on sources of technologies available from different countries through a large computerised database.
To link and offer the critical elements of technology and finances for the small and medium enterprises (SME sector), Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has established a Technology Bureau for Small Enterprises (TBSE) in collaboration with the United Nations Asian Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (UN-APCTT).
3) India – The Innovation Technology Platform
The Innovation Technology Platform addresses the challenges of technology and innovation in India with a focus on connecting Nordic companies and institutions working in technology areas such as energy, water, waste, climate change and related environment sectors with Indian companies and is administered by Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services Ltd (IL&FS) Group.
The Innovation Technology Platform allows the technology developers, solution seekers, government authorities and research and development institutions to interact with each other.
Government institutions; academic institutions (universities); research institutions; enterprises; private sector participate in the Innovation Technology Platform.
The Innovation Technology Platform provides the following services: Technology exchange and licensing; Exchange of knowledge and know-how Funding mechanism through the IL&FS Environment and Infrastructure Innovation Fund in the technology areas of Air and Environment; Energy Efficiency; Energy Infrastructure; Green Energy; Urban Habitats; Waste and Recycling; Water and Wastewater.