ICAR-NBAIR and Visvesvarayya Trade Promotion Centre (VTPC), Govt. of Karnataka organized WTO an in-house Training Workshop on "Important International Agreements and Treaties for Exploitation of Biological Resources" at ICAR-NBAIR conference hall on 05th August 2015, for the staff of NBAIR.
->The session was inaugurated with welcome address by Dr. T. Venkatesan Principal Scientist & Chairman, ITMU, ICAR-NBAIR.
->Dr. Abraham Verghese, Director, ICAR-NBAIR gave an opening remarks reg. important of workshop, regulation of import and export of insect resources and various IP related issues.
->The theme facilitation was presented by Smt. Prabhavathi Rao, Program coordinator, WTO & IPR relay cell, VTPC.
->Dr. T. Venkatesan Pr. Scientist & Chairman, ITMU. Briefed about technology transfer, Commercialization and IP issues.
->Dr. Farah Deeba, IP consultant for VTPC gave a session on Overview of WTO & TRIPS and treaties WRT Biodiversity/Export of organisms.
->The topics related to Intellectual property protection, patent trends in Insect control & Institutional IP strategy was presented by Mrs. Bindu Sharma, CEO, Origiin IP solutions, Bengaluru.
->This workshop thrown a light on Biological diversity act-2002, Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS), NBA Guidelines and also hall was buzzed with hot discussion on Export of organisms from India to abroad and Vice versa and seeking permission for the exchange of Biological resources from National Biodiversity Authority and State Biodiversity Board.
->The workshop was ended with “Vote of Thanks” by Dr. G. Sivakumar, Senior Scientist & Member secretary, ITMU, ICAR-NBAIR.
ITMU facilitated the transfer of technology titled "Novel insecticidal WP formulations of Heterorhabditis indica strain NBAII Hi1 for the biological control of white grubs and other soil insect pests" to Dr. Abdul Rauf Agri-Research Foundation (R) on 30th April 2014. The members of this society are cultivating the crops of like Pineapple, Banana, Papaya, Coconut, Areca nut, Pepper and Cocoa together in about 500 acres in different areas of Sirsi, North Karnataka.
NBAII-Industry Interface Meet was successfully conducted and organized by Institute Technology Management Unit (ITMU), NBAII and ZTM-BPD unit, CIFT, Cochin (in association with Society for Biocontrol Advancement, Bangalore) on 7th December 2013, Bangalore.