Manesar, Gurgaon, India
16-20 July 2012
Greetings from the Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre)!!
With the success of an earlier 6-days 'International Advanced Training Course on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) for NAM and Other Developing Countries' organised by the NAM S&T Centre in India two years ago with participation of 28 countries, and due to the huge interest and demand thereafter for a similar scientific event, the NAM S&T Centre is now organising a programme, 2nd in the series, titled International Advanced Training Course on 'Contemporary Management Strategies in Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) relevant to NAM and Other Developing Countries' at Manesar, Gurgaon, India during 16-20 July 2012 with the financial support from the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. Manesar is located about 40 Km South of New Delhi in another State of India, Haryana.
The training course will cover, among others, the principles of IPR, international treaties, protection of genetic resources and traditional knowledge, IP valuation and licensing, developing institutional IPR policies, technology tracking through IP mapping, emerging dimensions in IPR such as compulsory licensing and counterfeiting, and creation and management of IPR portfolios. The Course is suitable for participation of middle and senior level officers handling S&T management in the developing countries.
Request for participation in this International Advanced Training Course may please be sent to the NAM S&T Centre (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com) by completing the Nomination Form, a copy of which is included in the attached Announcement (also available on the Centre's website www.namstct.org).
The following may please be noted:
(a) The last date for submission of the application in the prescribed Nomination Forms is Friday, 15th June 2012.
(b) The Nomination Form should be filled in completely without leaving any column blank. The required enclosures should be sent along with the Nomination Form.
(c) Only limited seats are available for participation in this event. Since a large number of applications are expected, early response is advisable to avoid disappointment. No application shall be considered after the closure of the last date.
(d) The selection will be strictly on merit of the presentation material submitted by the applicants, their academic background and professional experience and interest of their parent organisations in the subject area.
(e) It is mandatory for all participants to make a scientific presentation during the Training Course. Accordingly, an extended abstract (in MSWord) of the paper proposed to be presented during the event must be attached with the Nomination Form.
(f) All foreign participants will be provided transportation between Indira Gandhi International Airport of New Delhi and venue of the Training Course in Manesar. They will also be provided free local hospitality, including accommodation, meals and local transport, during 15th (noon) to 21st July 2012 (noon) (i.e. commencing from one day before and for an additional day after the conclusion of the programme). The participants will have to make own arrangement to stay beyond these dates and should therefore arrange their flight schedules accordingly.
(g) For applications received from those member countries of the NAM S&T Centre, which are regularly paying their annual subscription: The NAM S&T Centre will provide to and fro international airfare to/from New Delhi, India by Excursion Class by Shortest Route to only one official nominee of each country, provided the application is routed through the Focal Point of the NAM S&T Centre in the applicant's country. In this connection, the Focal Points may please note that the NAM S&T Centre will accept only one official nomination for full financial support by the Centre. All additional nominations received from the Focal Points would be considered, but such applicants would have to arrange for their own international fare and would also be required to make payment of a Processing Fee of US$800 to the Centre in advance.
(h) For applications received from the member countries of the NAM S&T Centre defaulting on the payment of their annual dues: All the applicants as well as the nominees of the Focal Points from those of the member countries that are overdue on the payment of their annual subscription will make their own arrangement for international travel and will also be required to make payment of a Processing Fee of US$800 to the Centre in advance.
(i) For nominations received from the S&T-Industry Network Members of the NAM S&T Centre: The NAM S&T – Industry Network entitles each Network member,which has no outstanding dues against its membership subscription, to get invitation to participate with full finances paid by the Centre for participation in appropriate activities organised by the Centre. Accordingly, if a Network member has not yet fully availed of this privilege and desires to make a nomination for attending this Training Course, the NAM S&T Centre will provide to and fro international airfare to New Delhi, India by Excursion Class by Shortest Route to the official nominee of the Network member. Any additional nominee(s), as well as the nominees of those S&T-Industry Network Members, which are overdue on the payment of their annual network membership subscription, will make their own arrangement for international travel and will also be required to make payment of a Processing Fee of US$800 to the Centre in advance.
(j) For all other applicants (except from India): Completed Nomination Form along with a Processing Fee of US$800 may please be sent directly to the NAM S&T Centre. Such applicants will make their own arrangement for international travel.
(k) For all applicants from India: Completed Nomination Form may please be sent directly to the NAM S&T Centre. Such applicants will make their own arrangement for travel and stay. The selected Indian participants, except those nominated by DST, will be required to pay a Processing Fee of Rs. 25,000 to the NAM S&T Centre.
(l) Other details are available in the attached Announcement.
(m) Information on the member countries and S&T-Industry Network members of the NAM S&T Centre and names/addresses of the Focal Points may be seen on the Centre's website www.namstct.org.
(n) As far as possible, all correspondence may please be made by email. All documents may be prepared in MSWord Format or electronically scanned and sent as attachments to the email.
(o) English will be the official language of the International Training Course.
This is a general circular and you are requested to kindly forward this announcement to the concerned Ministries/Departments, S&T organisations, universities and academic institutions, related agencies and individual experts in your country. We solicit your kind cooperation.
Arun P. Kulshreshtha, PhD
Director and Executive Head
Centre for Science & Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre)
Core 6A, 2nd Floor, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road
NEW DELHI - 110 003 (INDIA)
Phone: (+91)(11) 24645134/24644974 (O)
Mobile: (+91) 9810442742
Fax: (+91)(11) 24644973
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com