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Monday, May 15, 2006


The Indian Business Club @ MIT invites nominations for the GLOBAL INDUS TECHNOVATORS AWARDS, 2006.The Global Indus Technovators Awards have been instituted by the Indian Business Club at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA, to recognize and encourage the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of talented and enterprising young South Asians.

Nominations are invited for people of Indian / Pakistani / Sri Lankan / Nepali / Bangladeshi origin who have made significant contribution, in either research or entrepreneurial capacity, to the advancement of technology in areas including, but not limited to, information technology, biotechnology, materials and devices, healthcare and medicine, developmental work, and energy.

Eminent personalities on previous awards judging panels have included Gururaj Deshpande (Sycamore Networks), Prof. Robert Langer (Institute Professor, MIT), Meyya Meyyappan (Director of the Centre for Nanotechnology, NASA's Ames Research Center), N.R. Narayana Murthy (Infosys Technologies), Prof. Alex (Sandy) Pentland (Media Labs, MIT), and Prof. Phillip Sharp (1993 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine), Prof. Subra Suresh (Department of Material Sciences and Engineering, MIT) and Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala (Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Madras).

Nominees must be of Indus (Indian/Pakistani/Sri Lankan/Nepali/Bangladeshi) origin, that is, they or their ancestors should be (or should have been) citizens of one of the aforementioned countries. Nominees must be born no earlier than 1st January 1966.
The nominations webpage is available at:
The call for nominations is open until midnight (EST), May 31, 2006.
For more details, please visit the awards website at:

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