FITT boosts innovation engine image of IITD
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) has reinforced its image as an innovation engine by filing 150 IPs (patents, designs, etc.) in the calendar year 2019. Both national and international patents have been filed by Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT), an industry-interface organization at IIT Delhi. The number of IPs filed is the highest ever in a calendar year.
Lauding the FITT team on this achievement, Prof Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi said, “IIT Delhi has filed 150 IPs in 2019 - a 20% increase over 2018 figures. Also, compared to last year, we have seen a four-fold increase in revenue from our IP licensing activities. We hope to maintain the momentum and set benchmarks in the country. At the Institute, we have also initiated programs to foster increased student and faculty participation in deep technology start-ups that are backed by strong IP.”
Reinforcing its commitment, Dr Anil Wali, Managing Director, FITT, enumerated a few examples of the recently filed patents:
- A novel wearable device to measure pulse pressure
- Bullet-proof clothing that enables transmission and reception of electronic signals
- Water based method to produce Warfarin an anti-coagulant agent.
- Process to produce fuel from e-waste
- Redesigned elbow implant that reduces bone loss during implantation
- Production of liquid hydrocarbons from plastic waste
- Method to improve shelf-life of raw milk
- Method to improve (up-link time synchronization and data rate) 5G wireless communication
- A device to mitigate indoor air-pollution
He also emphasized on FITT’s mission to be an effective outreach and interface platform to, inter alia, enable innovations, promote commercialization of science & technology and encourage research spin-offs.