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Sunday, April 30, 2006

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Innovation for India awards

Innovation for India Awards have been instituted by Innovation for India-Marico Foundation and Business world. Innovation for India-Marico Foundation , a not-for-profit organisation was created by Marico Limited in partnership with Erehwon Innovation Consulting in March 2003 under the stewardship of Dr. Ramesh Mashelkar. The foundation's mission is to search for directions to the questions :
• Why do we as Indians, believe that innovation and quantum growth necessarily comes from the West? How can we reverse this flow?
• What does it take, instead, to put India onto the global map by leveraging Indian knowledge and know-how?
• How can we learn to multiply and create vast numbers of innovators by design? Who can then, go on to ignite others?
• Who are those that can act as lighthouses of innovation that others can emulate and learn from?

Monday, April 24, 2006

India Brand Equity Foundation

The great work done by India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF)was visble to all visitors to Hannover fair. I recommend all to subscribe to their free e-newsletter.

FreePatentsOnline provides fast, free access to all US patents and patent applications, partial European data, free PDF downloading, free account features, and more. With the most powerful patent search engine on the web, and an ever-expanding data collection, FreePatentsOnline is rapidly becoming the premiere way to search patents -- free!

Do not forget to read the "crazy patents".

check for details:

Saturday, April 22, 2006

your idea can be worth a million

Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, supports individual innovators with grant amount of maximum ten lakhs to develop further their ideas at proof of concept stage. So far 6000 ideas have been accessed, over 1000 evaluated and around 150 supported. Details of the program and innovations facilitated can be seen at
Booklet "Creative India" can also be downloaded from the site.

Interested....apply today.

20 lalkhs seed capital from Nirma labs

Nirma labs is inviting proposals from innovators to incubate their ideas. Maximum financial support will be Rs 20 lakhs. Their "groom-incubate-grow” program is designed to transform outstanding individuals into Global Techno Entrepreneurs. Initial focus is on the ICT sector. NirmaLabs started with its first batch of grooming in July 2004. Currently there a four projects involving eight individuals in the incubator. Two of these projects are nearing completion of their prototype and will be spun-off as commercial ventures in the next few months. Two other projects are expected to be spun-off as companies by early 2007. From the third batch of grooming that started in January 2006, they expect two/three projects to be incubated by August/September 2006. The next batch is commencing on Monday, July 17, 2006.


Electronic Catalytic Convertor cum Fuel Synthesizer

Hydrodrive Systems offer Electronic Catalytic Convertor cum Fuel Synthesizer, Hydrodrive FW-1. The product has received patent rights from the Government of India (vide Patent No: 200286) and from the Government of Great Britain (vide Patent No: GB 2397782). It is a pre-engine device used to control the exhaust emissions of all four stroke internal combustion engines using diesel, leaded, unleaded petrol and gaseous fuels. It improves fuel properties for better combustion, works with all fuels and offers fuel savings. The Convertor is a retrofit in between the diesel/gasoline engine fuel filter and before the fuel injection pump/carburetor. The Convertor cum Fuel Synthesizer provides molecular engineering of the fuels for improved combustion, lower emissions, reduced fuel consumptions in diesel generators/diesel engines used in many industrial applications. In automobile applications, it is powered by the 12V battery present in the vehicle. It comprises of an open ended fuel passage cum nano-wire wave guide for obstruction free fuel flow in the fuel system, a co-axial resonator made of nano-structure/nano-wire wave guide mechanisms for propagation and transmission of one or all waves - microwaves, photon emissions, sound waves, surface waves and other types of waves including electrostatic ion-cyclotron waves, Alfen waves, and quantum waves in the presence of a transverse direct current. It enhances engine performance. The changes in the kinetics of the combustion process make the combustion full and complete resulting in reduced emissions than in an exhaust catalytic Convertor. When used along with a conventional exhaust catalytic Convertor, it facilitates moving towards zero emissions in gasoline engines tuned towards lean mixture. With diesel engines, it reduces the smoke and suspended particulate emissions by over 60%. In general, the microwave heating melts the wax, sulphur for full combustion and changes the viscosity and density of the diesel under magneto-hydro-dynamic flow conditions. The wax and sulphur in melted conditions flows freely without clogging the diesel injection nozzles and maintains the original diesel spray pattern within the combustion chamber, which worsens with usage otherwise. The peak cylinder pressure and peak cylinder temperature are reduced. This is reflected in the smoothness of the engine operation with enhanced power and pick up and extension of the slow speed limit in the top gear avoiding frequent gear shifts. In all engines, the soot within the combustion chamber is automatically de-carbonized in about 1500 kilometer of vehicle run after fitment.


Friday, April 21, 2006

Australian Innovation Festival

The Australian Innovation Festival is a national event established in 2002 to celebrate Australian innovation. Its vision is to increase public awareness of the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship through a renewed emphasis on the three pillars of economic growth - excellence in research, development and commercialisation.

There are five major objectives, which determine the future directions of the Festival, namely:

· Demonstrate the value of research, development and commercialisation.

· Profile Australia's intellectual capital.

· Reinforce the innovation and entrepreneurial process, from idea to market.

· Facilitate networking between innovators and investors; and

· Collaborate nationally and with each Australian State & Territory.

The Australian Innovation Festival performs a key role in ‘value adding’ a greater awareness of the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship. In this regard, the most important determinant of the Festival’s success is the level of support, commitment and engagement from existing event organisers.
In the current year The Australian Innovation Festival, will run from the 26th April to 14th May 2006. The 2006 Festival will see a renewed focus on the '4Cs - Creativity, Connections, Collaboration and Commercialisation' which highlight the importance of innovation in Australia business and enterprise.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Sreeni Nageswar

DyAnsysInc is a medical start-up promoted by NRI Sreeni Nageswar in USA. The Indian subsidy is in Chennai. Dyansys Inc. has been set up with the aim of applying higher Mathematics to non-invasive patient monitoring. It was founded and is being run by a team of professionals drawn from the medical, mathematical and IT fields. ANSiscope is our first product, which monitors the ANS ( Autonomic Nervous System.

see their website

Semiconductor Venture Fair - Five Most Promising Companies

Infocast along with our sponsors announced the five most promising companies at the fifth annual Semiconductor Venture Fair on March 1-2, 2006 at the Clarion Hotel San Francisco Airport. An audience of nearly 200 venture capitalists, semiconductor investment and emerging company professionals, members of the press and key industry players took part in the vote. The five winners were selected from over 70 companies who's CEOs presented their business plans to the investment community at the two-day event.

Here, in alphabetical order, are this year's Most Promising Companies:

* Hellosoft, Inc.
* Motia, Inc.
* Samvedana
* SemiSouth Labs
* Vivace Semiconductor, Inc.
Hellosoft Inc
HelloSoft is a leading supplier of signal processing technology and Software-Defined Radio (SDR) solutions for VoIP, Cellular, Wi-Fi, and converged markets. A pioneer in feature-rich customizable VoIP platform, combined with its best-of-breed Cellular and WLAN Intellectual Property (IP) Portfolio, HelloSoft’s offerings enable cost-effective, low-power and high performance mass deployment of multi-mode mobile and portable communication devices for the converged market place. HelloSoft is the inventor of RISC-only implementation, which has been adopted by 30+ major semiconductor and OEM/ODM companies worldwide.

Friday, April 14, 2006

2006 Taipei International Invention Show & Technomart at Taipei


Hon. President
Indian Innovators Association (Registered Society)
New Delhi

Dear Dr.A.S.Rao,

2006 Taipei International Invention Show & Technomart at Taipei!

I take great pleasure in inviting you to participate in the 2006 Taipei International Invention Show and Technomart to be held from August 31 to September 3, 2006. A unique opportunity for investors and invention companies will let inventors plug their concepts into a rich frontier of opportunity that is presented by Taiwan's global marketing and manufacturing networks.

Considering the relationship between our two organizations, we have decided to extend a special scheme to you, whereby if you or your members take up ¡¥ five or more standard booths¡¦, we can offer the leader of this group a free stay at Taipei.

Taking advantage of this platform for mutually beneficial exchange, your members/elite inventors can also look forward to the opportunity of receiving recognition for their inventions. Inventors from across the world will use this venue to show their latest and most exciting breakthroughs for the innovation and research in the potential industries like technology, Fiber Optics, construction and Environmental protection, Pharmaceuticals, nano-technology, electronics, and IT, transportation, and home-use products etc.

For more information you can contact our TWTC Mumbai office, at or call 022- 22163074-77. If you or your members seek to showcase cutting edge Invention & groundbreaking Innovation, we look forward to seeing you at the 2006 Taipei International Invention Show and Technomart. We have enclosed a copy of a floor plan and application form for ¡¥2006 Taipei International Invention Show & Technomart¡¦ and hope to receive the same at the earliest.

Thomas Chang

offers from nine sigma

Nine Sigma regularly publishes requests for technologies. It is an opportunity for innovators to test their capabilities. All their open projects - related to Chemistry, Materials Science, Electronics, Consumer Products, Etc. - can be found at this website:

American inventions

See the American Inventions.
Hats off to those creative people.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Bojji Rajaram

Inventor B. Rajaram when working as Managing Director of Konkan Railway Corporation was credited with inventing the Anti-Collission Device , followed by Skybus technology. A unique feat considering that he is not a researcher but a practising engineer. Now he is retired and offers technical services via Atri Knowledge Embedded Infrastructure Pvt Ltd.
Check his web pages at :

Wednesday, April 05, 2006


Portal player Inc received Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards as the small/medium-sized Company of the Year. PortalPlayer followed a high-risk, high-reward strategy by cozying up to Apple Computer Inc. and winning a prized slot for its audio processors in Apple’s successful iPod players.

A significant part of IP for this was developed in its Hyderabad R&D centtre.

For dettails of awards see:

Aid for deep breathing

Deep breathing, inhaling and exhaling is being taught by yoga teachers in India for the past 5000 years . Still young generation have difficulty to calm down.
They can now buy an electronic gadget to practice these breathing excercises.
Check the innovation at

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Bangalore's Innovation Brigade

NASSCOM's first Innovation shortlist includes SMEs from Bangalore that have distinguished themselves as imaginative thinkers, product developers and service providers. The honours goes to:
1.Subex Systems Limited,
Set up in 1992, this software products company is actively addressing the fraud management market within the telecom vertical. Subex's flagship product, Ranger, detects fraud-related revenue leakages in a communication service provider's network. Ranger, has over 75 customers and 118 global installations.
2.Bangalore Softsell Ltd.
A leading technology and solutions provider in migrating legacy applications to new technology, Bangalore Softsell is helping customers take the risk-averse approach and move into enterprisearchitected, scalable applications to control TCO. The company's solution, LeMiT offers organisations a way to move forward, protecting their legacy applications, yet future-proofing their business.
3.CG-Smith Software Private Limited
CGS has developed ‘Network Operating System’ (NOS) components that are being used by 24 major Tier I suppliers, providing 27 ECUs to four leading automotive OEMs worldwide. In 2003-2004, CGS was selected by a leading group of carmakers as a supplier of reusable NOS components. CGS is the only company from India to have developed products for the automotive industry worldwide.
4.Skelta Software
The company, a Microsoft Gold Partner, launched its Skelta Workflow .Net product in October 2004. Today, the company boasts a prestigious, 200 plus customer base which includes names such as Motorola, Siemens, Deloitte, Infosys and i-flex, among others.
5.Encore Software Limited
The company delivered the first prototypes of SATHI to the Indian Army in April 2003 before a similar product was introduced anywhere in the world. SATHI was first used in military operations May 2004.