Recently, NIFT has been able to successfully commercialise one of its Intellectual Property, which is in Patenting Process. To celebrate this achievement, this event holistically gives an opportunity to the Academic Fraternity to understand the importance of Patent Commercialisation, get an insight into the start-up funding and at the same time gives an insight to the Garment Manufacturing Industry about the NIFT’s i-smart technology, which is world’s first patented sewing operator rating system that is operation neutral, 100% objective, SaaS based quantitative measure of generic sewing skill.

This event shall focus on the innovation & importance of Commercialisation of Patent and gives an opportunity to know the perspective of Industry and the inventors of the said Patent, “EVALUATING SEWING SKILL OF AN OPERATOR OF A SEWING MACHINE”. Sewing operator constitutes nearly 85% of the total workforce and the i-SMART solution addresses the long pending problem of digitalising worker’s skill and removing bias. The Event is scheduled to start at 3.30 p.m. on 4th October, 2021

Secretary Textiles, Shri. U.P Singh, IAS shall be the chief guest of the event and Key Speakers include, DG NIFT Shri. Shantmanu, IAS, Dean NIFT Prof. Dr. Vandana Narang, Dr. Yashwant Dev Panwar- Head Patent Facilitation Centre TIFAC, Director NIFT –Delhi Ms. Manisha Kinnu IRS, Shri. Ravi Singhee – Director Magnum Clothing, Shri Kaushalendra Narayanan Director- Raymonds Silver Spark, Shri Suchit C.Vasudevappa-Manager Funding, Startup Karnataka and the inventors of the said patent Prof. Dr. Prabir Jana, Dr. Deepak Panghal and Shri Dinesh Kumar.

NIFT being a premier Institute of Design, Management & Technology has been frontrunner in innovation in the field of fashion and has been promoting research & innovation across campuses.  NIFT’s IPR Unit promotes and facilitate IP protection and NIFT has processed IPs related to Self Defence Wearables, Production monitoring system for sewing machines, Computerised Sewing Skill Evaluation System, Needle Replacement System etc, in past for further protection.