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,
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: