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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Government to permit Scientists, Technologists and Academicians to get associated with Knowledge Enterprises

The Union Cabinet today approved a proposal from Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) on “Encouraging development and commercialization of inventions and innovations; a new impetus” comprising a package of measures viz. a) Permitting the researchers to have an equity stake in scientific enterprises / spin offs while in professional employment with their research and academic organizations; b) Permitting the Scientific Establishment to invest knowledgebase as equity in the enterprises; c) Encouraging the Scientific Establishment to set up incubation centres; and d) Facilitating mobility of researchers between industry and scientific establishment.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Open Innovation Portal at IIT Delhi

Open Innovation Portal is an initiative of the Centre of Excellence in E-governance, Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology (Delhi), alongwith Sun Microsystems and Knowledge Commons.The objective of the portal is to facilitate an innovation society by allowing innovators to register their ideas on the portal and establish prior art.Users shall not file any idea/ innovation that has IPR encumbrances.

For details :;jsessionid=DDFBBF78E2953DF12309B86292E5F892

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Em Tech India 2009

In March 2009, MIT’s Technology Review, the world’s oldest technology publication, and CyberMedia, India’s leading technology publisher, will be organizing the prestigious annual conference, EmTech India 2009 and also launch the Technology Review India magazine. This will be the first EmTech conference to be held outside the United States. The inaugural event will be held March 2-3, 2009, at the Hotel Le Méridien, New Delhi.

Read : The Huma Network blog, Conference details

Saturday, February 14, 2009

International Conference for Open Source Computer aided Drug Discovery

On the occasion of its silver jubilee (19984-2009), Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH) Chandigarh, India is organizing an international conference on “Open Source for Computer Aided Drug Discovery” from 22-26th March 2009. The major goal of this conference is to bring all the peoples working in the field of drug discovery on a single platform in order to synchronize process of drug discovery. For details:

Friday, February 13, 2009

Idea Clock

Economic Times Knowledge Forum and FICCI are organising IDEA CLOCK workshop on Creativity & Innovation in Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai. Delhi- 03/4/09, Mumbai-07/4/09 and Bangalore-10/4/09.
Contact person L

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Greener Gadgets design competition

Pick your choice from top 50 entries . Voting ends by Feb 20th.
Wish there are entries from India too!!!

Electrolux Design Lab 2009

Electrolux, a global leader in home appliances and appliances for professional use, launches the 7th edition of its global design competition Design Lab. This year Electrolux celebrates its 90-year anniversary with its Design Lab theme: “Designs for the next 90 years”.Undergraduate and graduate industrial design students are invited to compete for prize money and an internship by submitting their innovative home appliance ideas.

This year’s brief is to create thoughtfully-designed home appliances that will shape how people prepare and store food, wash clothes, and do dishes over the next nine decades. The design ideas should address key consumer insights such as being adaptive to time and space, provide learning and allow for individualization.A limited number of finalists will be invited to participate in the final event in London September 24, 2009, to present their entries to a jury of high-level designers and experts.

Entry deadline is May 31, 2009

Affordable Desalination Coalition

Many bet on desalination as the only solution to water scarcity. Affordable Desalination Coalition is a resource center for all those interested in this technology.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Sankalp 2009

Sankalp is an initiative of IDG (India Development Gateway). Sankalp 2009 along with partners such as The Rockefeller Foundation, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) and the Rural Innovation Network (RIN) is the investment forum for emerging enterprises as well as ideas that aim to solve pressing issues of the day in a sustainable and profitable manner. Nominations are invited for enterprises in:

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Risk Group blog

Risk group launched Risk Group Blog.
Risk Group’s mission, goal and objective is to advance professional collaboration and pro-active approach among nation, its industries and global stakeholders. Share your views on the blog or write to:
Jayshree Pandya PhD,Global Risk Advisor,Risk Group,USA,,