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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

IP strategy consultancy

India Patent Agent Arjun Bala and Abhishek Raju, an IP enforcement expert offer consultancy in IP strategy. Check their web site

`Inventors on India' workshop

Third workshop on Inventors of India was held at CIIE, IIMA, from 25th to 28th October. On 25th over thirty grass root innovators (mostly farmers, school drop outs) showcased their innovations followed by presentations by 58 innovations on 26th to 28th from innovators with formal qualifications like doctors, engineers. There can be no better proof of India on the cusp of creative urge than this gathering.

NCL starts incubation center

Venture Center is a business incubator located within NCL innovation park. This adds to the incubation facilities available across the country. Incubating start-ups will have access to rich pool of NCL know-how, the biggest patent holder in CSIR family.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Bangalore 2006 IPZONE

The “IP Zone” in 2006 is created to showcase the capability of Indian companies in developing IP. Companies participating in the “IP Zone” showcased products built with their IP, gelling to the theme ‘a day in the life’.

Participated Companies
- Xora
- SiRF Technology Holdings, Inc.
- Tata Elxsi Limited
- NetDevices, Inc.
- Rambus Chip Technologies (India) Pvt Ltd
- SemIndia
- Ittiam Systems Private Limited
- Encore Software Ltd.
-Innomedia Technologies Pvt. Ltd

Innomedia Technology, a technology innovation company of the Reliance ADA group displayed its CHOIS Technology products in Stalls 11& 12 of the IP Zone. The CHOIS (Converged Home & Office Interactive Services) Technology is a breakthrough technology in the world, for enabling Next Generation Internet, IPTV, VOD, VoIP, Video Conferencing and Streaming Videos on a unique Ethernet Everywhere network called Netway. CHOIS Technology, which has been developed from scratch and has been in the pilot trials for several years, is now ready for deployment through cable-operators/franchisees, through-out India and rest of the world, using a Licensing model. This is the innovation of Mohan Tambe, creator of language platform GIST at C-DAC,Pune.

Monday, October 23, 2006

India's advantage

Tatas’ buyout of Corus is not just a momentous occasion in Indian corporate history, it is turning out to be the tipping point for the country foreign investment statistics. With the Tata deal, the current fiscal may see FDI outflows overtaking inflows for the first time. Going by the data for 2006, Indian companies have so far announced over 130 acquisitions overseas, which are estimated to be worth nearly US$ 19 billion. In comparison, acquisitions announced by foreign companies in India were estimated at US$ 9 billion. in this issue of the newsletter, IBEF looks at a Crisil report, "Creating the Indian MNC", which throws light on outbound investments from India.

Responding to the increased attention on India, the India Brand Equity Foundation has created presentations on Media and Entertainment, Biotechnology, Automotive, Healthcare,Information Technology, Information Technology enabled Services, Machine Tools, Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Pharmaceuticals, Power, Telecommunications and Textiles.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Creative Man

Following the high demand for the book "Creative Man", the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies has decided to have it adapted into English. And not only that, they have also decided to make it free. One can read it online on institute website or download it as a pdf.

"Creative Man" is a 104-page booklet and contains a likely scenario for the near future and a model for explaining the behaviour of modern man, with a focus on the increasing societal and individual need for creativity.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Global ranking of IITs

There is some concern about the declining rank of IITs at a time when demand for IIT graduates is at all time high. SA to PM is quoted in the press saying that there is no institute in India which is world class. Institutes like IIT are judged on several parameters and innovation is an important one. The 1997 report of MIT says that turnover of 4000 companies founded by MIT faculty & students is near that of South Africa's GDP. The incubation centers of IITs are brimming with activity & hope and we hope similar study will come from IITs soon.

Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards 2007

EE Times wants to hear your story! Submit your nomination
today for the third Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards.
There are 9 categories open and you could become part of a
prestigious group of finalists and winners honored by EE Times and
the global electronics industry. There is no cost to enter and you can
submit online at:

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Ittiam Systems Pvt. Ltd.

Since May 2005, INSEAD InnovAsia has been the research and marketing partner in a strategic Credit Suisse initiative to support the growth of entrepreneurship across Asia. As part of this partnership, InnovAsia has authored an ongoing series of publications on ‘Growth Challenges for Asian Entrepreneurs’. See the profile of Ittiam Systems.

DSIR National R&D Awards 2006

The Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science & Technology announced the winners of the National awards for outstanding In-house R&D Achievements (2006) in various sectors/ araes. The winners are ShantaBiotechnics Ltd, Hyderabad,- Jagdish Electronics,Bangalore, Applied Research international,New delhi, Audco India Pvt Ltd, Chennai, Ajeet Seeds Ltd, Aurangabad, PTC Industries Ltd, Lucknow and Lifecare Innovations Pvt Ltd, Gurgaon.

BHEL bags order for Controlled Shunt Reactor

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (Bhel) has received its first commercial order for an indigenously developed Controlled Shunt Reactor (CSR), a device to be used in high voltage transmission lines.The order was received for supply, erection, testing and commissioning of an 80 MVAR, 400kv CSR at Karad Substation on Karad-Lonikand line on a turnkey basis from the Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company Limited. The market reacted favourably , share price rose 1.10% to Rs 2,337.Why is it big news?
It is because many new products developed in India fail to generate revenues making investment in R&D a high risk proposition. Technology adoption is a complex process- read the paper `Technology Acceptance Model'.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Sankhya Technologies

Sankhya Technologies, a leading software research and development company based at Visakhapatnam announced the successful use of its tools for the design of a next generation video processor by a US design house.

SANKHYA ® CPU Design Kit (SANKHYA CDK TM ) is a collection of languages and tools that speed up the design and development of new processors. CDK includes a language -- SMDL TM (SANKHYA Machine Description Language) that can be used to model processor architectures. CDK also includes developer tools, verification tools and simulators that allow a processor design team to model, simulate and verify their processor designs from the minute they start designing their processor architecture !

Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Awards 2006

Popular Mechanics award winners set benchmarks in design and creativity.See the years awardees.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006