Guide for Faculties (Invention Disclosure Form, Non-Disclosure Agreement, Material Transfer Agreement, License Agreement and Benefit Sharing Plan)

Guide for Faculties on Invention Disclosure Form, Non-Disclosure Agreement, Material Transfer Agreement, License Agreement and Benefit Sharing Plan

Invention Disclosure Form (IDF)

The first step in the CINEC technology transfer process is to complete an Invention Disclosure Form (IDF) and submit it to the CINEC Society Linkage Cell (SLC). SLC uses the IDF submitted by the Inventor to determine the mode of Intellectual Property (IP) protection, commercial potential, and the possibility of licensing.

Submitted IDFs are treated as confidential documents as it provides a written description of an invention or idea which the Inventor(s) intended to obtain IP protection and/or to commercialize their invention. IDF includes detailed information about the invention, inventor(s) names, inventor(s) contribution, novelty, advantages over prior art, explanatory drawings, and references of all literature. Inventors must submit their IDF before any public disclosure.

You may download the IDF from the link below:


Submit the completed IDF to the below email address:

Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)

The Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) is used when there is a need to share confidential information with an external party. Parties signing the agreement agree not to disclose any sensitive information enclosed in the agreement.

For instance, NDAs are generally signed between universities and companies when conducting collaborative research to understand the business processes, protect the discoveries derived from the research, etc.

SLC will take necessary actions to sign NDAs when required for research purposes.

Material Transfer Agreement

A material Transfer Agreement (MTA) is a contract that governs the transfer of materials between organizations for their research purposes.  MTAs provide details of what is being shared, what purpose, and how it can be used. Materials include plant varieties, bacteria, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, software, research animals, etc.

CINEC SLC will take necessary action to sign MTAs when there is a transfer of tangible research materials with an external party requires for research purposes.

License Agreement (LA)

To license is where an Intellectual Property right (licensor) owner gives another (licensee) permission to use that right, while the owner retains the ownership of that right.

The permission is granted through a written contract called a “license agreement”, where the parties define the purpose, territory, and period.

During the commercialization or technology transfer process, CINEC SLC will do the needful to sign a License agreement with an external party with the support of a company lawyer.

Benefit Sharing Plan

CINEC provides an incentive to Inventor(s) by distributing the Net income generated from the commercialization of the Intellectual Property.

‘Net income’ in this context means all license fees, royalties and any other monies received by the Institute, arising from the commercialization of Intellectual Property less all the expenses incurred in connection with the protection and commercialization of the Intellectual Property at the Institute.

This plan Distribution of revenues from Net income shall be as follows, on a case-by-case basis:


Mode of distribution % of Net income
CINEC’s Share  50%
Inventor’s share 50%


  • In cases where there is more than one Inventor, the Inventor’s share is divided between the Inventors in a proportion that reflects their respective contributions as provided in the signed Invention Disclosure Form.


  • In some instances, CINEC Campus (Pvt) Ltd, reserves its right to negotiate special terms concerning revenue distribution, particularly when income is generated through Intellectual Property in an entity to which the Intellectual Property is licensed or assigned.