Institute Technology Management Unit (ITMU)
The ITMU at ICAR-NRCB started in the Year - 2008, through XI plan scheme “Intellectual property management and transfer/commercialization of agricultural technology Scheme" funded by ICAR. Further, during XII plan scheme, funding support was enhanced through 'National Agricultural Innovation Fund' (Component-I), with a focus on to strengthen the institutional mechanism to protect/manage innovations/intellectual properties (IPs) generated within respective institute.
1. Protecting/managing innovations/intellectual properties (IPs) generated within ICAR - NRCB.
2. Scrutinizing and processing of patent/IP proposal from institute for filling patents.
3. Facilitating commercialization/transfer of technologies.
4. Establishing linkages through MOUs and public-private partnership projects.
5. Management of Intellectual Properties (IPs) through Institute Technology Management Committee (ITMC) following ICAR policy guidelines.
Technology Transfer and MoU
1. Transfer of ICAR-NRCB technology to industry and entrepreneurs.
2. MoU with leading research organizations, ICAR - Institutes / SAU’s / State Governments / Start Ups / Industry.
Intellectual Property and Management
1. Intellectual protection of ICAR - NRCB technologies and farmers lead innovations in banana production and processing.
2. Trade mark registration for improved visibility of banana and related products.
Incubation Services
1. Infrastructure and technical support for incubatees.
2. Linkages for technology up scaling, mentoring support for branding and marketing of banana products.
Institute Technology Management Committee ITMC
Sl.No Name Position
1 Dr.R.Selvarajan
Director, ICAR-NRCB,Trichy
2 Dr.R.Senthil Kumar
Professor & Head, Project Director-KWKC Dept.of Social Sciences, ADAC&RI, Trichy.
External Member
3 Dr.Ravindra Naik
Pr.Scientist/ ICAR-CIAE, Regional Station, Coimbatore
External Member (from ICAR Institute)
4 Agrinnovate India Ltd, New Delhi Member
5 Section Heads / Incharges of ICAR-NRCB,Trichy
Dr.S.Backiyarani, PS & Head - Crop Improvement
Dr.M.Mayil Vaganana,PS & Head - Crop Production
Dr.J.Poorani, PS, Head - Crop Protection & Chairman-PMEC
6 Dr.P.Suresh Kumar
PS & Nodal Officer, ITMU
Member Secretary
MoU with Stakeholders
National Institutes
Sl.No Name of the Institutes
1 ICAR-Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Kasargod, Kerala
2 National Institute of Technology, Trichy, Tamilnadu
3 National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTM)
(Formerly IIFPT), Thanjavur, Tamilnadu
4 Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing (IITDM)
Kancheepuram, India
State Agricultural Universities
Sl.No Name of the Universities
1 Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu
2 Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari, Gujarat
3 Dr. YSR Horticultural University (Dr.YSRHU), West Godavari , Andhra Pradesh
4 Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV), Raipur, Chhattisgarh
5 University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot, Karnataka
Government Agencies
Sl.No Name of the Government Agencies
1 National Biodiversity Authority of India, Chennai, India
2 Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), New Delhi, India
3 National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), Chennai, India
4 Vegetable and Fruit Promotion Council Keralam (VFPCK), Kerala
5 Tripura Biotechnology Council, Agartala, Tripura
6 Andhra Pradesh Food Processing Society (APFPS), Govt. of Andhra Pradesh
7 National Innovation Foundation - India, DST, Govt. of India
Private Institutions
Sl.No Name of the Institutions
1 PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
2 Kongunadu College of Engineering and Technology, Trichy, Tamil Nadu
3 Sastra University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
4 Bishop Heber College, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu
5 National College, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu
6 Srimad Andavan Arts And Science College, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu
Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK)
Sl.No Name of the Foundation
1 Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Saraswathi Foundation for Rural Development, Karur, Tamilnadu
Co-Operative Bank
Sl.No Name of the Bank
1 Madappally Service Co-operative bank Ltd, Kerala
International Organizations
Sl.No Name of the Organizations
1 International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), CGIAR, Nigeria
2 The Alliance of Biodiversity International, CIAT, Italy
3 Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia
MoU with Companies
Sl.No Name of the Companies
1 Bayer Crop Science Ltd, Mumbai
2 Reliance Industries. Ltd, Chennai
3 Novozymes South Asia Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore
4 Sea6 Energy Pvt Ltd, Bengaluru
5 Pure Chemicals, Chennai
6 Nagarjuna Fertilizers Pvt. Ltd, Bengaluru
7 Digite Infotech, Mumbai
8 Gencrest Bio Products Pvt, Ltd, Mumbai
9 Saveer Biotech. Ltd, New Delhi
10 Shaanthi Agro Tech, Bengaluru
11 Maersk Line India Pvt. Ltd, Mumbai
12 National Design And Research Forum, Bengaluru
13 Hi-Fi Biotech India Pvt. Ltd., Salem
14 Magnificent Engineers, Coimbatore
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