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What is COSTI?

The Coordinating Secretariat for Science, Technology and Innovation (COSTI) was established on February 1, 2013 as mandated by the cabinet decision of September 9, 2011 with the specific aim of coordination and monitoring of Science,
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The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) has come up with the concept of Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISC) in order to provide innovators in developing countries with access to locally based, high quality technology information and related services. The centers will help the innovators to exploit their innovative potential and to create, protect, and manage their intellectual property (IP) rights (adapted from  http://www.wipo.int/tisc/en/).

The intention of WIPO is to open 22 TISC centers throughout Sri Lanka. The TISC@COSTI was launched on 18th December 2014 targeting to facilitate the Intellectual property eco-system of the country.

The objective of TISC@COSTI is to: “Provide necessary assistance on finding patent related information, to assist people with language barriers, to guide applicants on preparation of patent documents, etc.”

TISC@COSTI Activities include:

  • Access to online patent and non-patent (scientific and technical) resources and IP-related publications;
  • Assistance in searching and retrieving technology information;
  • Training in database search;
  • On-demand searches (novelty, state-of-the-art and infringement);
  • Basic information on industrial property laws, management and strategy, and technology commercialization and marketing; and
  • Patent drafting support
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