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Objectives of the Simputer Trust
To carry out research and development in the manufacture of low cost
computational devices, minicomputers, computer and internet related
applications for the rural, semi-rural and lower income bracket persons with
the intention of encouraging more widespread use of these technologies among
the poorer sections of the country and to manufacture prototypes, simulations
and mock-ups of such devices and applications.
- To carry out research and development activities in order to develop
technologies that may be utilised to provide access to computer technologies
using local languages.
- To acquire and hold in its own name, intellectual property in low cost
computational products, minicomputers, software applications and all other
related intellectual property rights in respect of the development of
technologies for the purpose of furtherance of the objects of the Trust and to
take all steps to register, protect and enforce these intellectual property
rights including the institution of legal proceedings in respect of any
actions against infringements thereof.
- To license the right to manufacture, market and sell products based on the
intellectual property developed or owned by the Trust to any persons who meets
the minimum technical specifications prescribed by the Trustees in this regard
as well as to impose conditions on the use of such technologies by the
- To create update and maintain standards in respect of and relating to any
and all technologies developed by or for the Trust, including the manufacture
of low cost computational devices, minicomputers, computer and internet
related applications for the rural, semi-rural and lower income bracket
persons as well as the development of technologies in respect of providing
computer access in local languages.
- To apply to various authorities to seek their funding of the research and
development activities and to utilise any funds so obtained towards the
pursuance of the objects of the Trust.
- To make donations, to contribute or collaborate and affiliate with any
other non-profit organisations engaged in carrying out the aforementioned
objects and to do all other incidental acts, deeds and things as are related
to, similar to or supportive of the objects of the Trust.