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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Onio Design Pvt. Ltd,Pune

Onio Design was founded by alumnus of IIT Bombay and NID, Manoj Kothari,Prakash Khanzode, Anil Chowhan.Onio Design is focused on integrated design service on Product Design. Onio's work spans Design Research, Brand Design, Product Design, Design Engineering and Communication Design for SMEs to large multinationals. Apart from large firms like Godrej , it also works with small start-ups.

Friday, April 27, 2007

ISA- VSI Technovation Awards

ISA, in association with the VLSI Society of India (VSI) invites proposal for Technovation Awards:
ISA TechnoVisionary: Life time achievement award given to a global Indian or Person of Indian Origin (PIO) for their outstanding contributions in the field of semiconductors.
ISA-VSI TechnoMentor of the year award is given to an academic professional working in India for their mentoring and research.
ISA-VSI TechnoShield is a rolling shield for the best academic Institution in India for its remarkable work in semiconductor space.
See details.

ISA-VSI TechnoInventor of the year award given to young investigators recognizing outstanding Doctorate or Master research from Indian universities.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

South Korea's mobile RFID technology

EE Times bring the news that the South Korean proprietary mobile radio-frequency ID technology, known here as Object Identifier (OID), has been adopted as an international standard by the Geneva-based International Organization for Standardization (ISO). This is another landmark achievement by the farsighted Koreans. They established beach head applications in port/ airport logistics with RFID, resisted the attempts of Americans to impose their (Savi) technology while accepting partner status in defense logistics. For all the efforts , they now are in a commanding position, they get patent fees and other first mover advantage. We are far behind, in passive tag era.

Monday, April 23, 2007

PCT patents from India on decline

A record 145,300 international patent applications were filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) in 2006, an increase of 6.4 percent over the previous year. Philips topped the list with 2,495. India is not among the top 15 , China is at 8 with patent applications raising from 1018 in year 2002 to 3,910 in year 2006. India on the other hand has seen a steady decline from a high of 764 applications in 2003 to 627 in year 2006.

India on the raise???

Saturday, April 21, 2007

The 2007 World Cup of Computer Implemented Inventions Semifinal

The 2007 World Cup of Computer Implemented Inventions Semifinal (CII 2007 SEMIFINAL) for Asia, Australia & Africa is scheduled in September 27-30, 2007at Taipei, Taiwan ,Organized by: International Federation of Inventor’s Associations (IFIA), Hosted by: National United University (NUU) &Taiwan Invention Products Promotion Association (TIPPA). CII 2007 SEMIFINAL is a worldwide competition and exhibition event organized by the International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA).
Indian Innovators Association has been invited to select 5 nominations from India. Interested parties can write me.For details see:

Wednesday, April 18, 2007


eInfochips was promoted by Pratul Shroff. He holds a BS in Electronics Engineering from BITS - 1976, and a MS in Computer Engineering from Cornell - 1977. He has worked for 9 years at Intel and Daisy Systems. At Intel, he was one of the designers of the 80186 chip, fountainhead of the PC era. Pratul was one of the founders of Daisy. He founded eInfochips in 1995 with just one engineer, working out of his home. IPNetCam is their new offering, a Smart Surveillance Camera Reference Design based on TIDaVinci TM (TMS320DM6446 TM) technology with features like Object Detection, Classification & Tracking.

DC College of Automotive studies

For all those aspiring to design real cars, here is the opportunity. Designer Chhabria is opening a new school in pune. Read the article in Business Week.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Blow switch

Researcher Jayashree Santosh was covered in the stories `Sixty in sixty' brought out by Mint. Blow switch is the innovation of this researcher from IITD. This and many more technologies are available for transfer from FITT. Any takers?

Nano material based water filter

The efforts of Prof CNR Rao to bring Nano technology to market seems to be paying off sooner than expected. Business line broke the news of IITM developing nano material based water filter and bringing it to Indian houses thro Eureka Forbes. Read the research paper on coating of silver nano particles on PU foams - the science behind the technology.

Creativity Institute in India

Do U feel there is a need for an exclusive institute to work on creativity? Lot of churning is going on this topic right now. Join the community and post yr comments at

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Satellite Imaging For Rail Navigation (SIMRAN)

SIMRAN, a GPS based Railway Network Mapping and Train Tracking system is joint project of IIT Kanpur, e-Logistis , Chennai and RDSO, Licknow. Trial are conducted between Allahabad-Kanpur, Kanpur–Lucknow and between Chennai – Bangalore sections.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Gemini Traze RFID Pvt ltd

India's first high volume automated RFID tag facility opened near Chennai. TRAZE products represent the most comprehensive range of RFID products and technology, from transponders and smart labels to readers, antennas, software and application support. The Company’s series of products comprises of

aLow frequency (134.2 kHz)

aHigh frequency (13.56 MHz)

aVery High Frequency (433 MHz) and

aUltra High Frequency (860-960 MHz) range.

exhibition of IP service firms

World IP day and 150th year of Indian Patent System will be celebrated on 25th & 26th April and IPO, Chennai is offering stalls free of cost to organisations offering IP services. Interested parties can contact Rengasamy, Asst.Controller of Patens & Designs on 044-22322824.

Monday, April 09, 2007

BioAsia Innovation Award for Young Scientists

BioAsia Innovation Award was introduced for the first time in BioAsia 2007 through Federation of Asian Biotech Associations (FABA) to promote Innovation among the young Scientists below the age of 35. The “BioAsia Innovation Award for Young Scientists (2007), was awarded to Dr. Madhusudan Reddy Nandineni’s proposal on “A Microbial Process for L-Arginine Production”.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Four Soft Limited (4S)

Srikanth Palem Reddy, CEO & MD, Four Soft, explains challenges faced by product developing IT firms in India, an island in a ocean of code writers. source: express computer.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

2007 EE Times ACE Awards Winners

2007 EE Times ACE Awards Winners announced. Start-up of the year award goes to Ruckus wireless for pioneering broadcast quality multimedia to homes over Wi-Fi . Innovators of the year is Wan-Thai Hsu of Discera. Dr. Hsu is one of the pioneer researchers and inventors in the area of silicon and metal resonators. Part of his doctoral work led to the birth of Discera Inc. in 2001.

Monday, April 02, 2007

BestYoung Entrepreneurs from Business Week

Business week selected 14 best and brightest tech young entrepreneurs. See the slide show. Surprise in store for those that think Indians rule silicon valley- there are none in this list.