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Virendra Singh Rawat

Keeping pace with its academic excellence, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur is also setting a benchmark through its outstanding Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) activities and registration of patents.

The IIT Kanpur has logged an exceptional technology translation percentage of 13.76 percent.

Till date, the number of IPRs filed and granted at IIT Kanpur has exceeded 1,000 filings and 400+ granted IPRs.

The accomplishment of voluminous IPR filings is a testament to the Institute’s progressive approach through R&D and translational activities.

The tech transfer rate of 14 percent from the gross IPR filings at the Institute is symbol of cutting-edge technological development.

Prof S Ganesh, Officiating Director, IIT Kanpur said, “The Institute’s remarkable achievement of surpassing 1,000+ filings and securing 400+ patents is a testament to the unwavering dedication and relentless commitment of its world class faculty, researchers and innovators.”

This remarkable milestone underscores the institution’s pursuit of excellence in advancing knowledge and pushing the boundaries of innovation, he added.

The IPR Cell at IIT Kanpur, established in 2000 with the primary goal of facilitating patent filing and maintenance to safeguard the research and development efforts undertaken within the institution, has contributed to the commendable benchmark.

The institute has licensed certain technologies that have created a great impact on the society, such as the ‘Bhu Parikshak’, a portable soil testing device licensed to Agronxt Services that can test up to 100,000 soil test samples, and helped more than a million farmers during the first year after launch, the IIT Kanpur claimed.

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Other notable products include Checko, an anti-counterfeiting solution that helps to identify counterfeit products and licensed to Transpack Technologies and a patent design of convertible school bag has been licensed to PROSOC Innovators, where more than 550,000 students across 20 states in India have been happy customers.

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