Friday, October 31, 2008
Openness of western nations to adopt creativity tools is perplexing considering our belief Creativity is given (comes with birth), which cannot be improved by training, tools, techniques.
After seeing about 10,000 ideas I was disappointed at the quality of our creative thinking. It is easier to come to the conclusion that there are great stock of creative ideas , hidden somewhere, only people like us entrusted with the responsibility of nurturing those creative ideas are unable to reach them. It goes against national pride to accept that we are not creative enough to build an innovative nation. I am trying to push a proposal to establish a center for training trainers in creativity.
If you feel that country desperately needs one such an institute, write to me.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
In his comments, Dr. Krishna Ella, Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Biotech said, “The success of REVAC-B+TM bears testimony to our solid emphasis on R&D to develop vaccines that carry excellent safety and efficacy profiles. The Next Generation REVAC-Bmcf (Thiomersol and Cesium Chloride Free*) Recombinant Hepatitis-B Vaccine manufactured by us are cost-effective and address the safety concerns expressed by parents and members of the medical profession.” He added.
Bharat Biotech is a major supplier of the Cesium Chloride Free Hepatitis-B Vaccines, It has taken steps to ensure a smooth transition for customers from the traditional Hepatitis-B vaccine to the new preservative-free REVAC-Bmcf (Thiomersol and Cesium Chloride Free*) vaccine apart from effectively upgrading and optimizing production technologies to ensure the phasing out of thiomersol as preservative in some of BBIL products.
REVAC-Bmcf (Thiomersol and Cesium Chloride Free*) vaccine contains the same components utilized in BBIL’s previous Hepatitis-B vaccine, but now it is supplied preservative-free in a single-dose vial. Bharat Biotech had successfully manufactured a preservative-free pediatric vaccine of a highly reputed MNC on a contract basis and the product was exported to a regulated market in Far East.
A great success story of an Indian innovator who returned to India to make India the global centre for affordable heath care.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
International conference on `Globalisation of Knowledge Development and Delivery' was held on 16-17th October. Papers can be downloaded from Forum for Global Knowledge Sharing.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
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Thursday, October 23, 2008
Play Quotient reflects the child's ability to get the most enjoyment and enrichment out of play time. Dr Toy, a frequent visitor to India, is an authority on this subject. Her book `Smart Play Smart Toys' is published in India too.
Spin-offs from space technology to industry and military are well known. The Indian moon mission also provided an opportunity to several engineering units in India to come out with state-of-art capabilities. L&T is one of the prominent suppliers. Motor case was manufactured at Aero space shop of Heavy Engineering Division.Honeycomb panels used as heat shield are manufactured by L&Ts advanced composite facility. Tracking Antenna Mount structure and C-band precision Monopulse tracking radar are other supplies from L&T.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Several clean technologies were exhibited during the Investor Forum 2008 organised by New Ventures India. Ecoreco Eco_recycling Limted is an e-waste management company. Eco Vehicles is electric bike manufacturer, Accura Bikes is another one. Calcium Silicate insulation is manufactured by Megha Insulations Private Limited.
Start-up Polymeric Sensors Private Limited developed sensors to test potability of water.Pro Nature produces a comprehnsive range of branded certified organic food products.skyshade brings day light to indoors. Unidyne Energy Environment offers systems for aste heat recovery. Discarded marine contaiers are modified into portable offices, toilets etc by Visakha Trades. Autoboxx provides smart building management systems for small area site from 100 square feet onwards.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Source: Pradeep Chakraborty blog
Sunday, October 12, 2008
EMPI Group of Institutions along with The Indian Express Group invites Organisations operating in India to participate in the Awards Programme aimed at promoting a ‘culture of innovation’ in India by showcasing their innovative actions.
Closing Date for Submission of Participation Form: 30th October, 2008
Awards Ceremony: 3rd December, 2008
awards page: http://innovation.empi.in/
+91 98338 25645
Saturday, October 11, 2008
The firm is also working with engineering colleges to develop curriculum for Magnetic Engineering.
Celebrating creativity is at the heart of innovation eco system in USA. Maker Faire is one such an event.Maker Faire is a two-day, family-friendly event that celebrates the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset. It's for creative, resourceful people of all ages and backgrounds who like to tinker and love to make things. When can we see similar celebrations in India?
Friday, October 10, 2008
Road rage, a common symptom in Delhi, describes violent reaction from persons driving AC cars on traffic violations by fellow car drivers. Mute witness is traffic police standing in sun and heat. One innovator Kranti Kiran is working to provide a cool jacket for traffic police. Read the story in Mint by Jacob Koshy. Photo from www.vasanth.in
WIPO is organising seminar ' Strategic Innovation, Product Design & Development and Intellectual Property Management' at Chennai from 2nd December to 5th December 2008. This four-day intensive program is designed for middle to senior level executives who wish to learn how to strategically use the intellectual property regime to fuel innovation, maximize return on investment in R&D and move their firm up the technology ladder.
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Grassroot Innovator (For innovators who have no access to technology, funds and markets);Young Innovator (for innovator below 21years of age) ;Woman Innovator (for women innovators);Enterprise (for innovation-based and commercially viable enterprise);Investor (for extending financial support to convert an outstanding innovation(s) into a successful enterprise);Media (for encouraging/ featuring issues related to innovators and innovations in print and electronic media);Lifetime Achievement (for a lifetime of contribution to innovation and entrepreneurship development sector in the country). Applications close on November 5 2008
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
A South African architectural firm with simple design for low-income housing for a Cape Town shantytown, was named the winner of $100,000 Curry Stone Design Prize. Shawn Frayne, inventor of the world’s first non-turbine wind-powered generator is one of the finalist.Shawn Frayne is an entrepreneur and the inventor of the world’s first non-turbine wind-powered generator. Frayne’s invention, an elegant hand held device harnesses what is known ast, known as “aeroelastic flutter,” by using tensioned membranes to capture small pockets of wind energy. The membranes oscillate magnets linearly past wire coils, which creates an electrical flow.
Friday, October 03, 2008
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Professor Kirti Trivedi at the Indian Institute of Technology, has built what he calls a "compact media center" for schools without enough computer equipment to go around. It puts a range of home entertainment systems and a PC in a single black box about 1 cubic foot in volume. It has a 120-GB hard disk, a Pentium 4 processor, a modem, a hard disk, a DVD drive, four USB ports to connect external devices and a television tuner. It is a television and a personal computer rolled into one, but it does not have a monitor. Instead, the black box contains a projector with SVGA resolution that can beam a 300-inch-high image sharply on a wall.
The device, which comes with a wireless keyboard and mouse, is being marketed as K-yan by Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services, a group made up of several Indian banks. Priced at about $3,200, a single K-yan can tutor a large classroom of nearly 100 students in schools that cannot afford multiple personal computers.
Krishnammal Jagannathan and Sankaralingam Jagannathan are two lifelong activists for social justice, and for sustainable human development, working with those who are at the lowest rung of the social ladder. They have carried the Gandhian legacy into the 21st century, never ceasing to serve the needs of Dalits, landless and those threatened by the greed of landlords and multinational corporations.They received The Right Livelihood Award for 2008.