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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Alkaneutri- waste water treatment technology

Alkaneutri is one of the waste water treatment technologies available for transfer by IGIB, a constituent of CSIR labs. Alkaneutre, a novel product, is a consortium of bacteria for neutralization of alkaline waste-water. At present, the alkaline waste-water is neutralized with acid which is eco-unfriendly, expensive and hazardous. Also, the generation of sodium chloride, a product of acid treatment, further pose problems in biodegradation. The process developed by IGIB completely eliminates the use of chemicals and brings down the pH from 12.0 to 7.5 within a reasonable time. Tests carried out at Coca-Cola,Dasna plant had shown reduction of pH from 11.82 to 7.26.
This technology comes from researcher Dr(Mrs) Ritakumar, a prolific inventor with 59 patents to her credit by year 2007. Parties looking for technologies can contact, Dr Ritakumar ,

India International Recycle & Waste Management exhibition

India's first comprehensive Recycle and waste management event- INDIA INTERNATIONAL RECYCLE & WASTE MANAGEMENT EXHIBITION AND CONFERENCE' 2008 will be held FROM 16-18 August, 2008 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. It will showcase advanced technologies, equipments & services on solid waste collection, handling, transporting, recycle, waste-to energy and REDUCE-REUSE-RECYCLE-REPRODUCE solutions.
For details contact:
Gagandeep Kaur

Sr. Programme Officer, IIRWM 2008

India Recycle & Waste Management Co.,

Mobile # 9818428461




Dutch company Redeign Me founded by Maxim Schram announced a new program by which users of the site get paid for their input on new products.
How it works: product manufacturers pay RedesignMe to establish "RDM Challenges," through which a new product concept is presented and the site's 1,000 or so active members are asked to react to it. Beginning with an initial proposed concept, users are free to modify the current design or upload their own ideas, using any combination of comments, sketches, pictures, mood-boards, movies, prototypes or total redesigns. In exchange, they are rewarded with RDMs—RedesignMe's online currency, which is convertible into products in the online RDM Shop such as mp3-players, game consoles and gift cards. RDM Challenges can be open to all users or only a select few. Ideas generated on the site are then used as input by the manufacturer's R&D team or professional designers, who decide on the final concept. Ultimately, the companies hope, the result will be products that are better aligned with what consumers really want.
(source: Springwise newletter)
Any one planning to start similar program in India?

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Skyquest Labs private limited

Skyquest is a start-up promoted by Akash Bhavsar, positioned as value chain partner to life science organisations. Research and technical institutes join as collaborators and Skyquest takes their knowledge/technology/innovation to market thro intermediation offering full package of services in the chain.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Inno Design Tech Expo (IDT Expo)

HKTDC invites members of Indian Innovators Association to participate in this design exhibition
scheduled from 10-13t December in Hongkong.
Major themes:
* Inspiration Hall -- Inspires your creative thinking
* Trade Hall -- Innovation brings opportunities
Other highlights:
Dutch Design & Technology, Environmental & Energy-Saving, Electronics, RFID, Nanotechnology & Advanced Materials, Inventions, Production & Automation, Digital Entertainment, Design, Branding & Marketing.
contact person:
Simon Cheng (BIT) (

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Terrorists pose challenge to innovators

We always advocated technology diffusion except two technologies- missiles and timer bombs. Reports say assembling these timer bombs has become a cottage industry, cost less than Rs 25/ to make and there is no shortage of buyers. With terror moving to streets, there is a pressing need for innovators to come with smart solutions that detect these bombs. TePP supported one innovator Biju Varkey to improve his low cost bomb disposal robot.

Innovators taking the challenge to develop low cost bomb detection and disposal gadgets can contact for funding under TePP.

UK young design entrepreneur 2008 award

This award for British designers planing to work in India.The winner, and two runners-up, will be invited to take part in a 14 day industry tour to India in November/December this year. The tour, which will be developed by the British Council's team in India, will include time in Delhi, Ahmedabad and Mumbai. The participants will be given an introduction to the sector's infrastructure in India, meet leading Indian designers and design entrepreneurs and get to network with their peers in the Indian design sector.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Renewable energy India 2008

Renewable Energy India 2008 Expo , will be held in Delhi from 21st to 23rd August 2008 , will display innovations in the renewable sector.The event is supported by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and has attracted 190 exhibitors from 20 countries. For details see:

Process calculator

Innovator Kuldeep Verma, converted all this knowledge of process industries into a process calculator. Check the calculator at
The innovator also has technologies for biodiesel from Simarouba, Hydrogen by electrolysis of salt water etc. Business people looking for new technologies can contact:
Kuldeep Verma, Kuldeep Varma .

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Solar powered GSM base station

Start-UP VNL promoted by several telecom professionals came with low cost solutions to take GSM network to rural areas. Innovations called `Microtelecom' include solar powered base station.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Elephantversity Institute of Innovation

A masters degree in innovation is offered by Elephantversity. The Master of Innovation is a 26 weekend program for executives and professionals from all spheres, such as management, engineering, finance, HR and others.This (first time in the world) program has been developed to allow practicing professionals to up skill while working and is conducted every alternate Saturday-Sunday.The first batch of 30 participants will start this journey on 6th September 2008.

Contact Details:
Hrridaysh Deshpande -, Mobile - 9922402750
Elephantversity Institute of Innovation
13 Kumar Srushti, Survey No. 1 Pashan NDA Road, Pune 411 021
Tel.: +91 - 20-22951055/59, 22951160 / 61

Monday, July 21, 2008

India Innovation Pioneers Challenge

Indo-US S&T Forum in association with Intel and Department of Science & Technology has been organising Innovation competitions since 2006. In this series, India Innovation Pioneers Challenge was held on 18th July 2008. Participants and Jury can be seen in the photo. Winners will be announced soon.

Indian Innovators Association planning Bangalore Chapter

Indian Innovators Association is planning to open a chapter in Bangalore to facilitate closer interaction among stakeholders with physical meetings on regular basis. Innovators and stakeholders residing in Banaglore may contact:
Ms Anuradha Goyal on 98862 01103

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Morpheus Venture Partners

Morpheus is a venture firm focusing on early stage startups. They desire to engage with startups in the most crucial phase of their life-times, the first twelve months, the phase that is also known as valley of death . It is a new venture firm, based in Bangalore. Interested firms can write to Sameer Guglani, Partner, at

Friday, July 18, 2008


Start-up dhanax information services pvt ltd is promoted by entrepreneur Siva Prasad V Catiplli. dhanax is a forum for social lending , bringing borrowers with small but pressing demands ( for amounts like Rs5,000/-) and willing lenders (individuals). The take off was smooth with several professionals based in Bangalore lending small amounts providing large relief to borrowers.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Speech Recognition Technology from SPREC

SPREC is a start-up promoted by Prof Ajay Raina of IIT, Kanpur along with serial entrepreneur Sharad Agagarwal , banker VR Srinivasan and IIT alumni Nitin Janwar. The firm offers Indian language speech recognition tools and solutions .
Demo at

Monday, July 14, 2008

National seminar on Pheromone technologies

Insect pheromones are an emerging tool for monitoring, mass trapping and mating disruption among insect pests of crops. In particular, they offer good potential for use as safer technologies for preserving the biodiversity in agro-ecosystems as well as for ensuring pesticide residue free produce so to be safe for human consumption. The Asthagiri Herbal Research Foundation, Chennai and The South Asia Society for Advancement of Pheromone Technology(SASAPT) will be co-hosting this seminar.
Venue: Vel's College Auditorium,Pallavaram, Chennai, Date: 25th – 26th SEP, 2008.
Narasimhan,Organising Secretary ,Asthagiri Herbal Research Foundation,
7/1, Thirumazhisai Street, Sundaram Colony,East Tambaram, Chennai – 600 059
Email ID:

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle from IIT Kanpur start-up

Aurora Integrated Systems Pvt ltd is a start-up from students of IIT Kanpur. With initial funding from TePP they developed UAV,caught the attention of Sri Ratan Tata and are all set to roll out a series of UAVs.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Top 100 clean energy technologies

New energy Congress is an association for the purpose of reviewing the most promising claims to up-and-coming clean, renewable, affordable, reliable energy technologies, in order to come up with a weighted list of recommendations of the best technologies. See their top 100 clean energy technologies.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Firestarter workshops on Innovation

The FireStarter is the prime mover in Erehwon’s mission to build an innovation movement, to create a million FireStarters in India by 2011.Erehwon is opening out these workshops in a open workshop format across 6 locations.Firestarter Workshop Schedule: 2008


Register by


19-20 August

31 July


21-22 August

31 July

New Delhi

4-5 September

15 August


9-10 September

15 August


16-17 September

20 August


18-19 September

20 August


Sunday, July 06, 2008

Free flow packaging machine

Innovator, Pramod Chaurasia developed a free flow packing machine for retailers. Bulk packaging of products like chips, salt is done at manufacturers end. Several loose items are packed at retail end. Large retail shops pack and seal the material manually. This innovation by Pramod facilitates automatic, packing, sealing and weighing of free flowing material by the retailer. Another innovation for BOP (Bottom Of Pyramid) market.

Contact for partnerships:
Sri Pramod Chaurasia,

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Breeding Entrepreneurs at IIM Ahmedabad

Every one knows IIMA graduates end up as top class CEOs all across the world. But that is not the complete story-IIMA is breeding ground for several hundreds of successful entrepreneurs. Rashmi Bansal captures some of them in her book `Stay Hungry Stay Foolish'.The book was released on 29th by CIIE.

DSIR invites proposals for National awards in R&D

The Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR) had instituted National Awards for outstanding R&D achievements of Indian Industry in the year 1988. These awards, in the form of shields, are presented along with citations at the Inaugural Session of the ‘Annual National Conference on in-house R&D Efforts in Industry’. During the past 20 years, 171 such R&D awards have been presented by DSIR.
For National awards 2008, applications are invited in 6 categories:
  • Physical & Biological sciences
  • Electronics & ICT based industries
  • Engineering Industries
  • Clean Energy & Climate change
  • Award for successful commercialisation of technology
  • Best Invention Award
Application proforma can be downloaded from
Contact person: KVSP Rao,

For a wider view of Indian R&D system, read Raj Mitra's paper `India's emergence as a global R&D center'.

Pope gets India made 3 wheeler

Roberto Colaninno, Chairman, Piaggio Group and Ravi Chopra – Chairman and Managing Director (CMD), Piaggio Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (PVPL) the Indian subsidiary of the Italian two and three wheeler major presented two (2) "Made in India" ape - Calessino 3-wheelers to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican recently to mark the 60th anniversary of the production start-up of the Piaggio's ape´. The two vehicles have been especially customised for His Holy Father.
source: indiainfoline