Individual enrolled in college or university level in post secondary educational studies who has an interest in the work of the FIRSTIP can apply for Student Membership. This membership is free till July 31, 2016.
IP Owners Membership
Individual who owns any type of intellectual property, i.e., patents, trademarks, designs, copyrights, domain names or who has filed application for the same in his name can become IPO member of the association. The annual dues for this membership are NIL.
Honorary Fellow Membership
Honorary Fellow Membership – All veterans above the age of 45 having rich professional experience and willing to work towards the objectives of the organisation shall be entitled for honorary fellow membership without paying any dues. This membership is by invitation only from the Advisory Council of the FIRSTIP.
Fellows shall be members of the association who are interested in the advancement of sustainable technologies, traditional knowledge and intellectual property as a profession and who have met the requirements described below. The minimum requirements for fellow status are:
- Doctoral degree in any scientific discipline with 4 years relevant experience.
- Masters Degree in any discipline and minimum 07 years professional experience in the related field and prior status as a member of FIRSTIP for at least one year, and nomination by a division to which the member belongs.
- Active engagement in the advancement of sustainable technologies, traditional knowledge and intellectual property.
- Five years of acceptable post-doctoral experience.
- Evidence of unusual and outstanding contribution or performance in the field of sustainable technologies, traditional knowledge and intellectual property.
Fellow status is an honor bestowed upon FIRSTIP members who have shown evidence of unusual and outstanding contributions or performance in the field of sustainable technologies, traditional knowledge and intellectual property. Fellow status requires that a person’s work has had a national impact on the field of sustainable technologies, traditional knowledge and intellectual property beyond a local, state or regional level. A high level of competence or steady and continuing contributions are not sufficient to warrant fellow status. National impact must be demonstrated.
A Fellow member can access the official publication of FIRSTIP for whole of the life by email and one can use the title “FFIRSTIP” Fellow Member, Foundation for Innovative Research, Sustainable Technologies & Intellectual Property.
For example – Dr. A. B. Smith, Ph.D., FFIRSTIP
Lifetime contribution for fellow members is Rs. 2500.
Individuals who have significantly contributed towards promoting sustainable technologies and traditional knowledge of India or who have actively involved in innovative research are eligible for lifetime associate membership. The one time contribution for Associate Members shall be Rs. 1200/-.
An Associate member can access the official publication of FIRSTIP for 5 years by email and one can use the title “AFIRSTIP” Associate Member, Foundation for Innovative Research, Sustainable Technologies & Intellectual Property.
For example – Dr. A. B. Smith, Ph.D., AFIRSTIP
Corporations or other business organizations such as consulting firms and software companies involved in protecting environment through sustainable technologies and creating any type of intellectual property for the benefit of public at large can apply for Corporate membership. The annual dues for SMEs are Rs. 2500/- and for Large Enterprises are Rs. 15000/-.
Non-Profit membership is available to Educational and Research institutions and other non-profit organisations that contribute towards innovation, traditional knowledge and sustainable technologies. The annual dues for Non-profit Members shall be Rs. 5000/-.
Regular membership is available to individuals from multiple scientific disciplines who are significantly contributing towards promoting creativity as well as eco-friendly technologies and are ready to devote minimum 4 hours a week for carrying forward the objectives of organisation. The annual dues for Regular Members are Rs. 2500/-.
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