The government has launched a campaign namely Kalam Program for Intellectual Property Literacy and Awareness Campaign (KAPILA) on 15th October 2020 to increase awareness regarding protection and exploitation of Intellectual Property (IP) and also to provide funding support in order to promote the filing of the Intellectual Property (IP)in Higher Education Institutions. A KAPILA portal has also been launched for this purpose.
Under the initiative, activities like IP Clinic, Case Studies/ Articles regarding Innovation and Intellectual Property and online awareness programs and National Intellectual Property Literacy Week (NIPLW) have been conducted. More than 46,000 users have registered for KAPILA awareness programs.
The information was given by the Minister of State for Education, Smt. Annpurna Devi in a written reply in the LokSabha today.
Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, the former Union Education Minister, virtually launched the KAPILA campaign on 15th October’21. The day was launched in the honour of 89th birth anniversary of our beloved former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.