Vijay Iyer

Vijay Iyer

Senior Science & Innovation Adviser

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5th October 2016 Mumbai, India

Vijay Iyer

by Vijay Iyer

Senior Science & Innovation Adviser

Personalised medicine and you!

What if you were prescribed treatment based on your genetic makeup, environment and lifestyle? This is already a reality and the practice is called precision medicine or personalised medicine. Essentially, this means your genes determine the treatment you receive. The treatment is, of course, based on the results of a slew of diagnostic tests which […]

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1st August 2016 Mumbai, India

Vijay Iyer

by Vijay Iyer

Senior Science & Innovation Adviser

Coming soon: UK-India workshop on industrial biotechnology

Enzymes, fermentation, biocatalysis, and bioprocesses are oft-discussed topics under the umbrella of industrial biotechnology. The UK has a lot to offer in this increasingly relevant area for emerging economies such as India which has heightened interest in efficient manufacturing processes. The UK has several centres of excellence in industrial biotech. For instance, consider the Industrial […]

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7th April 2016 Mumbai, India

Dr Teresa Inkster

Lead Infection Control Doctor, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

Design for infection control and prevention

Dr Teresa Inkster, Lead Infection Control Doctor with the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow, UK recently visited Mumbai to explore UK-India collaborations in design for infection control and prevention. Through this guest blog, Dr Inkster shares her experience, thoughts, and possibilities. In March 2016, I travelled to Mumbai, India with two Infection Control colleagues from […]

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9th March 2016 Mumbai, India

Vijay Iyer

by Vijay Iyer

Senior Science & Innovation Adviser

Attaché week – London

Last week, I was in London for the annual meeting of the UK Intellectual Property Office’s (IPO) overseas attaché network. This was an excellent opportunity for me and my counterparts based in China, Singapore, Brazil, Geneva, and Washington DC to meet with a wide range of stakeholders in the UK across government, industry, and civil […]

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24th February 2016 Mumbai, India

Vijay Iyer

by Vijay Iyer

Senior Science & Innovation Adviser

Conference on intellectual property litigation

Last week, I spoke at the 2nd edition of LITCON – a CII conference on intellectual property (IP) litigation. The theme was cost effective strategies for managing IP rights litigation in multi-jurisdictions. My talk focused on the UK’s specialist court established for handling IP disputes involving small claims – the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC). […]

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23rd February 2016 Mumbai, India

Vijay Iyer

by Vijay Iyer

Senior Science & Innovation Adviser

Discussion on innovation and intellectual property rights

Earlier this week, I was one of the panelists in a multi-stakeholder discussion on the role of a robust intellectual property (IP) regime in boosting confidence of foreign investors in India. This event was held in New Delhi by the Global Intellectual Property Center. The discussion was timely! – with all the energy and enthusiasm […]

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28th January 2016 Mumbai, India

Vijay Iyer

by Vijay Iyer

Senior Science & Innovation Adviser

Interview with Adam Williams, UK Intellectual Property Office

Adam Williams, Deputy Director – International Policy Directorate with the UK Intellectual Property (IP) Office visited New Delhi from 7-9 January. Amidst the flurry of meetings and high level engagements, I chatted with Adam about the emerging significance of IP in modern India. What brings you to India? Well, it’s a short trip really – […]

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21st January 2016 Mumbai, India

Vijay Iyer

by Vijay Iyer

Senior Science & Innovation Adviser

Global Intellectual Property Convention 2016 in New Delhi

Earlier this month, Adam Williams, Deputy Director – International Policy, from the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) visited New Delhi to attend the Global Intellectual Property Convention 2016 (7-9 January). Adam was a plenary speaker in the session titled, role of innovation, technology and a strong IP ecosystem for sustainable economic growth. Adam shared the […]

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30th November 2015 Mumbai, India

Vijay Iyer

by Vijay Iyer

Senior Science & Innovation Adviser

India-UK collaboration in intellectual property

Last month, Neil Feinson and Andrew Davidson, both from the International Policy Directorate of the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO), visited India – Mumbai, Chennai, and New Delhi. We met with representatives of government, industry, and society to discuss how India and the UK could collaborate in the increasingly important area of IP rights. Herein, […]

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30th November 2015 Mumbai, India

Vijay Iyer

by Vijay Iyer

Senior Science & Innovation Adviser

Talking innovation in Kerala

Last month, I participated in a one-day India-UK workshop on innovation and technology commercialisation. This programme was jointly organised by my colleagues from the UK Science and Innovation Network and UK Trade and Investment in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. See press article here. I was one of six panelists in a discussion on Internationalising Innovations – Opportunities […]

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About Vijay Iyer

Vijay Iyer is a Senior Science & Innovation Adviser with the British Deputy High Commission Mumbai. He facilitates UK-India research partnerships in sectors including energy, health, and life sciences. Previously,…

Vijay Iyer is a Senior Science & Innovation Adviser with the British Deputy High Commission Mumbai. He facilitates UK-India research partnerships in sectors including energy, health, and life sciences.

Previously, Vijay was the Intellectual Property Attaché - India for the UK Intellectual Property Office. He facilitated UK-India commercial, academic and policy partnerships in intellectual property rights and worked with UK companies to ensure they fully understood the Indian policy scenario, including in support of initiatives such as Make in India. Vijay is a Registered Patent Agent in India.