In collaboration with Intellectual Property Organization (IPO) Pakistan and Ministry of Science & Technology (MoST), the HEC of Pakistan supports the establishment of Technology and Innovation Support Centers under the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) TISC program and ORIC, Sukkur IBA University is one of the initial Universities with approved TISC notified by HEC

TISC provides the following services:

  • Assistance in searching and retrieving technology information
  • Access to intellectual property related publications.
  • Assistance in searching and retrieving technology information
  • Training on searching databases
  • On-demand searching (novelty, state-of-the-art and infringement)
  • Technology and competitor monitoring
  • Basic Information on intellectual property laws
  • Basic information on intellectual property management and strategy
  • Basic information on technology commercialization and marketing

Whereas, the contributions of HEC, IPO Pakistan and WIPO include:

  • To support access to patent database systems and science and technology
  • Build technical skills for future TISC staff via training and distance learning courses.
  • Information and training materials.
  • Provide platforms and activities to facilitate an exchange of experiences within national networks of TISCs or between different networks