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Friday, September 30, 2005

Creativity Technique

Creativity Techniques - How to get going when ideas get stuck! By Matthias Groh, PMP
Have you been in project situations that appeared non-resolvable? Have you struggled to find ways to solve some of the seemingly difficult problems? Have you found yourself at a point during a project's life cycle from where you had no idea how to proceed? You are not alone! Schedule constraints, resource conflicts, scope changes, etc. can often leave people thinking that there's no way out. But you need to find a way, a smart and quick way to proceed in your project in these situations. This is where creativity techniques come to play. Creativity techniques can help free the mind and enable you to come up with real innovative solutions. Read more :

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Long Afterglow Luminescent powder

Long Afterglow Luminescent Powder
Long decay phosphors is capable of emitting light in the visible range not only during excitation but also for a long period of time after excitation is cut off. National Physical Laboratory (NPL) , New Delhi developed this long decay phosphor powder which can be processed into different media and used in variety of applications like sports equipment, toys, warning signs, escape routes .

Tuesday, September 20, 2005


TECHNOLOGY BAZAAR, 2005, Hyderabad

Is there a dearth of innovative technologies for small entrepreneurs in India? Check out the number of technologies offered during the Technology Bazar, 2005.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Dr RA Mashelkar

Dr R.A. Mashelkar

Business Journals applauding achievements of business persons and political leaders is not new- it makes news when the person honoured was a scientist. Business Week cited Dr R.A.Mashelkar, as among the Top 25 Stars of Asia. Dr Mashelkar is Director General of CSIR, India and is credited for transforming those 40 research labs apart from guiding S&T policies of India for over a decade. He is also ranked amongst Top most 50 influential people in the world, by Managing Intellectual Property journal, for the year 2005.

Saturday, September 17, 2005



Dr Krishna M Ella, CMD, Bharat Biotech International Ltd (BBIL) launched Regen-D, India’s first recombinant human epidermal growth factor in July 2005. It is not a new molecule, there are 1600 patents surrounding the old molecule, BBIL created a new formulation. Apart from treating burn injuries, Regen also helps in treatment of diabetic foot ulcers- a major problem in India, where some 40,000 foot amputations are carried out every year.
Read more in Business India, Sepe 12-25, 2005 print edition.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Nasscoms panel discussion

Nasscom's panel discussion on Innovation in R&D.
Is Indian industry too services-oriented and culturally lack the spirit of innovation, or is it on its way to becoming a hub for innovation? These were some of the thought-provoking issues that were discussed during a Nasscom's panel discussion on Innovation in R&D. Out of the total Indian IT/ITES $22.2 billion export pie, R&D services including both captive and third party account for $2.7 billion and is growing at 35% every year. Milind Gandhe, GM, Strategic Planning, Sasken Communications, a company that is into both R &D services as well as products, said that it was important for companies to get an early start into the market and get aggressive by being part of standardization bodies to get an edge in filing patents. All the panelists also agreed that the Indian IT professional's traditional risk averse mindset was more oriented towards services, and this had to change if India wants to be reckoned as a serious player for product innovation.
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Red Herrings Asia 100 survey

Red Herring’s Asia 100 Survey
Several Red hot and young Indian tech companies have made it to Red Herring's first-ever Asia 100 survey. Contrary to the popular perception, apart from Progeon, there are no outsourcing firms in the list. The list includes companies that are slowly, but surely, changing the rules of the games: Applabs Technologies, Comat Technologies, DQ Entertainment, Ittiam Systems, Jataayu, Navin Communications, Pinstorm, Pramati, Tejas Networks India, Bharti Telesoft, Indiagames and Progeon.
Sashi Reddi founded Applabs Technologies is recognized as a global testing, development and certification solutions services specialist. Bangalore-based Tejas Networks, on the other hand, develops advanced optical networking products for global markets. In the same league is not-so-new Jataayu Software, which is working in the niche segment of Mobile Internet apps domain and is a partner in AOL Mobile Developer Programme. Former Texas Instruments India managing director Srini Rajam’s baby Ittiam Systems, is focused on digital signal processing systems in media and communications.  DQ Entertainment is the largest animation outsourcing company and co-produces TV series and co-owns global IPR's, DVD movie titles and features with European, Canadian and Australian companies.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Sai Gundavelli

Sai Gundavelli

Sai Gundavelli is the CEO of Solix Technologies, a Sunnyvale, CA based provider of enterprise data management solutions. Gundavelli, an angel investor and entrepreneur started Solix in 1995 on the principle that eighty percent of the data on an enterprises’ system is active only twenty percent of the time. Solix has offices in North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia. Prior to founding Solix technologies, Gundavelli spearheaded several strategic initiatives and managed key product portfolios of technology leaders like CISCO Systems, Arix Corp. and Modular Integrated Systems. Gundavelli holds a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.

Solix started in Enterprise Application Services. When Enterprise Application Services started evaporating in the early months of 2001, they needed to quickly reset our direction. They  identified a new space—Enterprise Data Management—that was product-based rather than services-based. Traditionally, building a product company requires a different culture compared to a services company and you seldom see one company doing both. It required a lot of leadership from Solix team to accomplish that, and they did.

You can read his article on Leadership in Silicon India, Sept 12th  issue. Link is provided below:

Sunday, September 11, 2005

New Orleans.......Mumbai

Here's an email that's making its round among Hams all over.......
inches of rain in new orleans due to hurricane katrina... 18
inches of rain in mumbai (July 27th).... 37.1
population of new orleans... 484,674
population of mumbai.... 12,622,500
deaths in new orleans within 48 hours of katrina... 100
deaths in mumbai within 48hours of rain.. 37.
number of people to be evacuated in new orleans... entire city.. wohh
number of people evacuated in mumbai...10,000
Cases of shooting and violence in new orleans... Countless
Cases of shooting and violence in mumbai.. NONE
Time taken for US army to reach new orleans... 48hours
Time taken for Indian army and navy to reach mumbai... 12hours
status 48hours later...
new orleans is still waiting for relief, army and electricty
status 48hours later..mumbai
is back on its feet and is business is as usual's most developed nation

Saturday, September 10, 2005


India is on the ramp to great power status. How to make Indians more creative? Make it home for plethora of innovations, small and big. Share yr thoughts