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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

INDEX awards 2007

On August 24, 2007 the winning designs in the five INDEX: categories received the world's biggest design award of 100 000 € each.

A life-saving device called the Tongue Sucker, a low-cost prosthetic foot and a high-speed Tesla Roadster electric sports car were among the winners of the prestigious INDEX awards, a 100,000-euro prize for design ideas. The aptly named Tongue Sucker is an inexpensive first-aid device designed to save lives that lets even untrained bystanders at the scene of an accident quickly re-open airways of unconscious victims before professional help arrives. The idea sprang from the fact that critical minutes are sometimes lost before medics arrive. Four young designers from Imperial College and the Royal College of Art in London devised the Tongue Sucker after the 2005 London suicide bombing attacks. If you dont open the airway before the paramedics arrive there is no point in them arriving anyway, Graeme Davies, one of the inventors, told Reuters after winning the award under patronage of the crown prince of Denmark. The device is a disposable small plastic chamber with a red rubber bulb-like air reservoir squeezed onto the tongue of the victim and then released. The suction draws the tongue off the back of the throat, creating a small but vital gap to allow the person to breathe. It is inexpensive to manufacture.
INDEX prizes, the worlds most lucrative design awards, are picked every two years for five categories: body, home, work, play and community. Each winner gets 100,000 euros

Technolohy summits by Redherring

Red Herring hosts 10 events in 2007 around the globe - from Beijing to Budapest to Kyoto to Monterey, CA to Cannes.The geography of innovation has expanded and new nations in the Baltic and South East Asia have now emerged with a trained and talented crop of engineers and ambitious entrepreneurs.ETRE 2007 is planned at Budapest from October 7 to 10. This will be followed by ATRE 07 at Mumbai from November 4to7.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

workshop on carbon credits

INSWARB is organising ‘Capacity Building Workshops on CDM’ at Hyderabad (30-31 August 2007) and Bhubaneswar (4 September 2007). The organisation received first tranche of carbon credits from the World Bank to their FaL-G:CDM Project. They desire that the fruits of carbon revenue should reach to as many industries as possible. In order to disseminate the knowledge on the opportunities for carbon credits in India they are organising these workshops.
Contact: Dr N Bhanumathidas, 0891-2516411/ 9848191453

E-Book:Technology Management for globalizing firms

Indian Innovators Association has uploaded the E-Book, `Technology Management for globalizing firms'. The book containing 8 chapters can be downloaded (PDF files) free without even a registration or password.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

outsourcing software product development

For software product start-ups planning to outsource product development, Persistent systems offers services ranging from research, usability engineering,prototyping to porting. In India, services are offered in Pune, Nagpur, Goa and Bangalore.

Friday, August 10, 2007

CII's National Innovation Grid

CII is developing a National Innovation Grid. It has several grids and nodes. The grid is being filled and interested parties can find their slot in the grid.

Innovative Technologies for manufacturing Expo ,Mumbai

All India Association of Industries and World Trade Centre, Mumbai are organising the `Innovative Technologies for Manufacturing expo' from 7-10 Feb 2008 at Expo Centre, WTC, Mumbai. ITM Expo will be covering several arenas of technology with a focus on the following broad sectors:
  • Automation & Engineering.
  • Precision Tools, tools, mould making, auto components, transport technologies, material handling technology, printing & processing technologies machinery manufacturers for constructions, building material and infrastructure technology.
  • Agro technology, food processing and packaging technology.
  • Electrical and electrical engineering and related sectors.
  • Environmental Technologies, measuring systems and quality management systems.

Bangalore Tech Expo

FICCI jointly with the Lockheed martin Corporation and IC sqaure Institute, University of Texas is organising a Technology Expo on August 23rd 2007 at Hotel Taj west End , Bangalore. The Bangalore Tech Expo will showcase some of the commercialization deals signed by the winners of Lockheed Martin Innovator's competition held in July.

Investor Forum 2007-green investments

Investor Forum is important green investment platform, wherein the selected entrepreneurs are given an opportunity to present their business plans to a panel of qualified professionals from the Indian financial community. It is an event for Investor's and SMEs to interact for buying and selling of green business ideas.New Ventures India is organizing its second annual Investor Forum at Hotel Taj Lands End, Mumbai on 16 & 17 November 2007. Interested innovators can contact :
Anil Kumar Gade, Web links: