At Gujarat University Startup and Entrepreneurship Council (GUSEC), we truly understand the importance of innovation, and make every effort to provide IP protection for innovators and entrepreneurs. For this purpose, we’ve established a dedicated IP cell which facilitates and supports IP-related matters concerning students, researchers, faculties and startups.
GUSEC has been supported by the Student Startup and Innovation Policy (SSIP), an initiative of the Government of Gujarat, to promote and support Intellectual Property (IP) and help innovators in the filing and commercialisation of the same.
In order to promote and support IPR, Gujarat University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a prominent IPR firm, Y. J Trivedi and Co. Interestingly, this partnership does not only benefit incubated startups of GUSEC but all the dedicated students and faculty members of Gujarat University who intend to file patents for their research in their fields.
In 2016, the Government of India established its vision to build an Atmanirbhar Bharat through Make in India, as a part of which it also introduced Startups Intellectual Property Protection(SIPP) initiative in order to protect and promote the intellectual property rights of startups. Henceforth, GUSEC formalised Gujarat University’s zero-cost IP filing mandate, through which students, startups and faculty members can file patent and get a reimbursement of up to the full expense borne for filing of the patent, as per prior approvals accorded by the GUSEC IP Cell.