Students from Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore PGPEM class 2016 have started a project in the area of IPR with the Government of Andhra Pradesh. Anitha Botta and Jyothi Ganiger, two students from the Post Graduate Programme in Enterprise Management (PGPEM) Class of 2016 have begun the work under the mentorship of Professor A Damodaran. The objective of the project is to strengthen the current innovation and start up policy of IPR in the State of Andhra Pradesh.
The students had made a proposal to the government highlighting the gaps in the existing policy on the basis of the detailed study of the existing AP Innovation & Start-up Policy 2014-2020. The chief points highlighted were “connecting the existing AP Innovation & Start-up Policy to an IPR system, addressing funding of start-ups and entrepreneurs in particular at seed and early stages, and a roadmap for innovation”.
“We made a study of the current AP Innovation and Start-up Policy 2014-2020, and identified that Intellectual Property Rights were not being addressed fully”, said Anitha Botta. “The proposal was appreciated, accepted and we are now working on the project. Our final report should be ready in four months”, she further added.
The 4 month long project aims at including an IPR framework to the current AP innovation and start up policy 2014-2020.