Funding Call for Patent, Design and Trade Mark Protection


Technology Office of Commercialize-able Research Based Hatch (TORCH), ILMA University opens financing avenues for business enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, innovators, professionals and students who are seeking to fund their ideas, inventions or projects. Securing effective intellectual property protection requires an investment of funds. Fortunately, government grants, such as small business grants and export market development grants (EMDGs), R&D tax incentives, venture capitalists and crowdsourcing are there to assist IP contributors with investment and with related activities.

ILMA University is a degree-awarding university accredited and recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Government of Pakistan along with the authorized regulatory bodies of the country. Established in 2001 as Institute of Business & Technology (BIZTEK) and chartered by Government of Sindh through an Act of Legislation in 2004. In 2017, Provincial Assembly of Sindh elevated it to the monumental university status through an Act Legislated. In the top-ranking category, the University delivers unmatched degree programs in undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate streams.

ILMA University as a seed funder / venture capitalist does not only help startups / prototypes / novel products to reach the markets but also supports them and their contributors / investigators financially on patents, designs and trademark protections in collaboration with national and multinational institutions.

University supports your creative and ingenious propositions to enable you to create the best product, which will take the market by storm. It fuels your ideas and makes sure that these see the light of day. Patent funding goes a step further in providing a sustainable source of income, which will help your project thrive in the long run.

During this challenging time, ILMA University invites applications from startups / principal investigators of novel products/ prototypes for obtaining patents, designs and trademarks protection.

Have an idea / a prototype / a novel product that can pave the path of benefits for humanity and you want to protect it intellectually, please click the link below to apply for the funding for obtaining patent, design and trademark protection respectively upto $10,000.



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Incentives are subject to approval by the BASR and can not be claimed as a right