Last date 30th April 2008.
Monday, March 31, 2008
Last date 30th April 2008.
On display will be 59 technologies ready for transfer. Foods & Beverages (13), Agricultural engineering & Farm machinery (5), Chemical (3), Medical devices & Biotechnology (23), CSE, Electronics & IT (7), Metallurgy & Materials (8).
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Indian innovators can avail TePP grants for prototype development in 2nd year.
For details of program see: http://biodesign.stanford.edu/bdn/india/aboutbiodesign.jsp
For details of TePP see: www.dsir.gov.in
Prof Rishikesh T Krishnan, rishi@ERNET@IIMB.IN
Indian Finance Minsiter, Chidambaram, takes on countries like USA for turning food into biofuel. Many analysts fear that this technology converting food crops like Corn, maize, Soya, into biofuel to run cars can cause more harm to humanity than Atomic bomb and the poor here are as hapless as the Japanese at the receiving end several decades back.
Read story at BBC...http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7315308.stm
Ashit Doshi, Managing Director of Doshion, the water management company, was awarded `The Bharti Entrepreneur of the year (2007)' by EDI. The firm is setting up a 20 MLD brackish water desalination plant at Kasnau-Matsukh lignite mines in Rajastan. Another notable sucess was setting up sea water RO plant at Ramanthapuram in Tamilnadu.
Friday, March 28, 2008
- customizing to local needs
- devising innovative business models
- leveraging latest technologies
- benefiting from lost cost/ skilled labor
- scaling up fast
- sustaining long term hyper growth.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
MICO- Bosch India , confined to most of the period, for local adaptation of products developed in Germany, got a new lease of life when they took up the challenge of developing single cylinder PF pump to deliver fuel at 1600 bar pressure. What was originally conceived as low cost option to Indian firms required to migrate to Common Rail system to meet Euro 4 norm was actually adopted by Deutz group , sold over 160000 units in 2007 and transformed the Indian team from adopters to developers.
Kirolskar brothers got the award for designing pumping system for Sardar Saovar project involving pumping 70000 cu.m per hour to a height of 72 mt. They achieved this engineering feat by successfully redesigning concrete volute pumps .
Titan proved they are smarter than Swiss in watch design by developing the slimmest water resistant watch in the world, as thin as floppy disc edge 3.5mm.
Maharani paints converted waste into wealth by developing process to convert paint sludge into primer.
A historically old innovation, treadle pump , generally made of wood or metal has been redesigned by Bhinge Brothers with plastic for pumping both irrigation and drinking water.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Innovator P.T.Ajith has set up this high technology start-up Light Logics in Technopark, Trivendrum. In a short period, he managed to roll out a series of products: Security holograms, display holograms, hologram materials,readers , systems etc. He is now working on developing Holography Portrait Studio. A path to technology intensive ventures lighted by a researcher.
The workshop on ‘Promoting Technology Business Incubation and Building Enterprises’ was jointly organised by Technopark TBI, Technopark TePP Outreach Centre (TUC), NIT TBI, STED and VHSE on 10th March at Calicut. Innovators, Faculty members of
IAITO Infotech Pvt Ltd is a start-up company incubated SIIC, IIT, Kanpur, promoted by Anand Shenoy. Starting with desktop UHF reader and UHF evaluation kit, the firm now moved up the technology chain with RFID UHF external antenna and now RFID UHF 4 port and 8 port reader.
Anand Shenoy,IAITO INFOTECH,SIIC, IIT Kanpur,U.P-208016
Contact person: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, March 14, 2008
Sangeet Menon, email@example.com
Dileep Kumar, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, March 06, 2008
Nature carried an article on Science on shoe string budget- the highlight was microscope made of bamboo costing four US dollars. It is a product of creative minds at Jodo Gyan, founded by Usha menon, scientist at National Institute for Science, Technology and Development Studies. Detailed coverage also appeared in Mail Today on 6th March 2007.
First-generation biofuels rely on food crops as their feedstock. Corn, soy, palm and sugarcane all have readily accessible sugars, starches and oils. So brewing them into biofeuls simply involves either fermenting the sugars or chopping up the fatty oils through transesterfication. Second-generation biofuels use lignocellulosic biomass as feedstock, among them dedicated biofuel crops like switchgrass and agricultural residue such as corn stalks. Rather than improving the fuel-making process, third-generation biofuels seek to improve the feedstock. Designing oilier crops, for example, could greatly boost yield.Fourth-generation technology combines genetically optimized feedstocks, which are designed to capture large amounts of carbon, with genomically synthesized microbes, which are made to efficiently make fuels.
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Achutananda Samanta, born in a poor family raised to an institutional builder with KIIT and an agent of change with KISS. KIIT started with ITI , now offers engineering, medicine and a host of other advanced programs in Bhubaneswar. KISS is different from the popular trajectory of private educational institutes, it provides free residential education to about 5000 tribal children.
Indian team consisting of all the players from KISS, Bhubaneswar won Under-14 Rugby World championship by defeating South Africa in the final match held at London in Sept 2007. To quote the tribal boy` people made fun of us when we wore shorts, now in London, we wear suit'. Empowerment of people by people.
Sunday, March 02, 2008
Wilcom Pvt Ltd is a start-up promoted by Professors of IIT Mumbai. Leading the charge is Prof Girish Kumar, who has more than two decades experience in designing antennas and microwave circuits. His book Broadband Microchip Antennas is a standard text book. Mobile phone jammer, radiation shield are some of consumer products.
Also see list of top 100 R&D spenders on R&D in India in the section on analysis.
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