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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A3 Remote Monitoring Technologies

On the occasion of Techfest, TOI, Mumbai carried an article on Remote Patient Monitoring technology developed by Prof Uday Desai of IIT Mumbai with support under TePP
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INNOVIC's Next Big Thing award 2009

INNOVIC is an Australian not for profit organisation and a leading provider of services to innovators, inventors, entrepreneurs and small to medium enterprises. INNOVIC's International Next Big Thing Award™ is a global competition and annual award to find and showcase new inventions and innovations that have the potential to become 'the next big thing'.
The Next Big Thing Award 2009 competition will offer $60,000 in cash and prizes and over $100,000 worth of outstanding publicity and promotion. 25 finalists will be selected and exhibited at the Melbourne Museum, Australia.
Applications close 16th March 2009.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

ClaimBot system

Softwarisation of patent claim processing is bringing out several products , mostly by patent attorneys. ClaimBot is one such software developed by Lucid Patent. Check the claims of the claim developerp.

Innovations 2009 Award for e-Administration tool

Life Line to Business (LL2B) was selected for the 'Innovations 2009' (Ideas in practice) Award for implementing 'e-Administration: e-platform for e-Governance'. The award is instituted by IIT Bombay Alumni Association, Pune Chapter and The IndUS Entrepreneurs (TiE), Pune Chapter. The award is based on implementation of the tool in Pondicherry and Tamil Nadu, the recognition given by Lt. Governor of Pondicherry and DARPG, GOI for implementing e-Administration paperless office solution.

Patents for innovations developed for Railways

One of the complaint of small firms in dealing with large utilities like Railways is that , their innovation is appropriated by RDSO by giving them small development grant and later they lose the main business with RDSO converting it into an open tender. The problem is more acute with easy to imitate innovations. Good news for such innovators-
Times of India carried this news item about High Court protecting patent of Garware Wall Ropes.
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Spurring Innovation ,workshop at TMTC, Pune

Tata Management Training Centre is organising progarm `Spurring Innovation' from 29th to 31st January. There will be 5 lectures by Dr RA Mashelkar . Contact person:
Dr B Bowonder, 020 66091030

Mirobial biotechnology for enhanced oil recovery

Aging of wells is a perceptual problem for global oil industry. an oil well becomes stripper when approx 30% of oil in place has been recovered and there are thousands of such oi well. Scientists of TERI and IRS with support from DBT & ONGC successfully cultured tougher bacteria that works at high temp , high pressure and high salinity. After successful tetsing in 45 wells, a new company ONGC TERI Biotech Ltd was created to commercialise the technology.
(source: Biotech news,

Monday, January 05, 2009


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