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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

CALL FOR BUSINESS PLANS 2007-New Ventures India

Information on New Ventures India is posted in this blog on November 18, 2006. Now communication recd from Anil Kumar Gade about their call for business plans. The first annual call for Business Plans for New Ventures India is open until April 15, 2007. New Ventures India will select at least ten finalists that deliver innovative,environmental benefits and are financially viable.Selected finalists will receive pro bono mentoring to improve the business plan to present at the first annual New Ventures India Investor Forum, October 9-11, 2007, in Mumbai.
Eligible companies Must have Operation in one of the following sectors:
o Agriculture/Organic Products
o Clean Technologies
o Eco-Tourism/Hospitality
o Energy Efficiency/Renewable Energy
o Green Building Materials
o Rapidly Renewable Materials
o Resources,Reuse & Recycling
o Advance Technologies for Water Management
SMEs in the above line and seeking investment between INR 50Lacs to INR 25Crores can apply. For clarifications contact Anil Kumar Gade , email ID:

Consumer Vision Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Consumer Vision Technologies Pvt. Ltd. an IITB -SINE incubated start-up in the news. Read the article`IIT grads make shopping more interactive'.
For more details:
Rohit Nalwade
CEO & Product Architect
Consumer Vision Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
SINE Technology Business Incubator
3rd Floor, CSRE Building
IIT Bombay, Powai
Mumbai 400 076
Ph: +91-22-3257-9854 (DD)
Fax: +91-22-2572-1220

Friday, January 26, 2007


This seminar held on 19th & 20th January 2007 presented a glimpse of the current trends in Communication and Information Technology and showcased some of the products and technologies developed by C-DAC(T) in recent years. Some of the commercially attractive technologies on offer include:
a) An intelligent area traffic control system, which adjusts the signal duration in accordance with traffic conditions -in real time. This was proven at Pune.
b) E- nose for Tea industry ( developed by CDAC , Calcutta)
c) Station indicator in AC coaches.
d)Digital hearing aid: The hardware-design group has developed a low-cost DPHA (digital programmable hearing aid) that a user wears on his body. The DPHA-1 device employs a proprietary ASIC and embedded DSP to deliver stable amplification characteristics over a wide dynamic range.CDAC's DPHA-1 features a digital volume control to eliminate the crackling-noise characteristic of conventional hearing aids and incorporates frequency-dependent filtering to match its output to the audiogram of the user. You can reprogram the device in the field with PC-based software to tailor the output to match the user's hearing characteristics over a period of time.Unlike conventional analog hearing aids, you can tailor DPHAs to improve clarity of speech, reduce background noise, and help control unwanted loudness. You can also program them to make automatic adjustments in a variety of settings.
e) Contact less smart card
f) 2500 KVA unified power controller
g) Hybrid electric vehicle
h) Ultrasonic liquid level sensor

Digibee Microsystems

Bangalore based Digibee Microsystem is all set to lunch an Indian made handset for mobiles for both GSM and CDMA networks. Both need taking in IP license from the European consortium and US proprietary firm. The Company's team of 140 has designed the chip, written all the software and prepared the handset design. Manufacture is the next step.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Patent battle: Small Indian Inventor takes on GM

Engineer –Innovator S.GOPALAKRISHNAN bagged the Far Eastern Economic Review Asian Innovation Award gold in 2001 for inventing Electronic catalytic converter. He received patent for " PROCESS AND SYNTHESIZER FOR MOLECULAR ENGINEERING OF MATERIALS" in U.K (Patent No.GB2397782) with 13.03.2002 as date of priority against his PCT application PCT/IN2002/000165/En07.08.2002. The National Phase of U.S Application No. is 10/494453 of PCT/IN02/00165 was filed on 04/30/2004. The inventor is aggrieved that ignoring his date of priority, USPTO granted patent to General Motors (US PATENT NO.7093429 dated August 22,2006) for " REFORMING DIESEL FUEL FOR NOx REDUCTION" .

Observers feel the question is not whether Gopalakrishnan will succeed in invalidating claims of GM as prior art but whether a small innovator like him can afford to fight the legal battle in USA.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

COAI partners with Jataayu Software for IM services

Competing and Collaborating at the same time. This time tested method has come to Indian telecom with the GSM operators’ association, Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), partnering with Jataayu Software for IM services for its nine member companies.This is probably the first time COAI is striking a deal on behalf of the members. The tie-up will provide subscribers with features such as presence-based address books, email, instant messaging and content-sharing IM buddies for events like ICC World Cup Cricket, says a statement. They also plan to create commercial opportunities such as person-to-person commerce and contextual advertising services.
Source: ContentSutra

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

World's Best Technologies

Indian Innovators Association signed affiliate agreement with Nine sigma.
As a proud sponsor of the World's Best Technologies Showcase, NineSigma invites you to apply to present your technology at their event in May 15-16, 2007 in Dallas, Texas. The deadline to submit an online application has been extended to feb 9, 2007. Technology submissions have already been received from top universities, federal labs, and technology entrepreneurs based in the US and a number of foreign countries. Each is supported by numerous federal R&D grants or private funding and is now poised for venture capital or commercial licensing. Exhibit space is limited to selected presenting technologies and event sponsors only. There is no cost to apply - for more information, please visit

Incubation news from FITT

FITT at IIT, Delhi has been incubating several pomising start-ups like Virtual Wire Technologies, Mechartes Researchers Pvt Ltd,On Yo Mo,Elfsys Embedded Solutons,Sanmotech Labs, Tensor Technologies. Read more about them in FITT newsletter.

TeCDAC 2007

CDAC, Trivendrum is organising a 2 day national seminar ` Technology For Industry, social & economic Empowerment on 19th & 20th January at Trivendrum. Several topics under Industrial electronics, VLSI, Power electronics, Defence, Wireless, Cyber security are listed for discussion. An exhibition of products and technologies recently developed by CDAC recently will also be showcased.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007


IDEA CONNECTION is Internet's idea exchange website. On can post or view inventions, innovations, new products and patents for sale to an exclusive group of international buyers, or buy from an extensive, pre-screened database of quality postings. Links are provided on the Indian Innovators Association web page to post your ideas.
Try it and give us your feedback.

Dr Mashelkar takes over as President of Global Reserach Alliance

Dr RA Mashelkar laid down office as DG of CSIR and Secretary of DSIR on 31st December 2006 and has since taken over as President of Global Research Alliance. In his role as President Dr Mashelkar will, in association with the existing GRA structures, be responsible for the formulation of strategy and implementation, revenue generation, member participation and building the value proposition of the Alliance. Dr Mashelkar’s responsibilities will also include international positioning and relationship building.
He continues to work at NCL as CSIR Bhatnagar fellow and also took over as President of the Institute of Chemical Engineers of UK, President of Indian National Science Academy.