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Saturday, June 27, 2009

analytica Anacon India

The fifth analytica Anacon India, the international trade fair and conference for analytical instrumentation, biotechnology, laboratory technology and services, will be held in Hyderabad from September 29 to October 1. It features a portfolio of exhibits addressing the analysis, laboratory-technology, diagnostics and biotechnology sector in India. (Source: pharmabiz)

Technium Challenge International

Technium Challenge International is organised by the Welsh Assembly Government’s International Business Wales (IBW) team in selected countries overseas. The annual international business planning competition provides opportunities for companies looking to establish a foothold within the Europe and UK marketplace.Two Indian technology companies, Lifecare Innovations and Oriental Aquamarine Biotech, are among the five companies selected for the final round of Technium Challenge International.
Both these technology ventures received support from Ministry of Science & Technology. Scientists Dr Jitendra Verma and IS Bright Singh, showed that India may be difficult country to start a technology venture but rewards are certain after initial struggle.
Source: webnewswire

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Open Innnovation invitation: Rapid and accurate Analysis of Alignment and Arthritis Grading from Digital Radiographs of Lower Limbs and Knees

Current imaging systems are limited by lack of precision. The imprecision relates to how the images are obtained (positional errors) and imaging errors (due to parallax and distortion). The level of imprecision before surgery for Joint Replacement makes the choice of implants to fit the arthritic joint unreliable. One consequence of this is the major accumulation of implant inventories in the Operating Room (OR). Another may be less than desirable implant match and a poorer functional result.

TePP on behalf of OASYS invites proposals from Indian innovators to develop software that acquires images of limb geometry, join size and arthritis grading in an automated way.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Permitting researchers to own equity stake in spin-offs without leaving job

Following the approval of cabinet, DSIR has released formal circular on this subject. See:

For researcher start-ups, funds are also available under TePP. Several faculty from IISc and IIT Mumbai have taken the plunge. Is it now the turn of CSIR scientists??

AcceleratorIndia and Sanshadow Consultants (Pvt) Ltd. Announce UK-India Strategic Partnership

AcceleratorIndia, based in Cambridge, UK and Sanshadow Consultants (Pvt) Ltd., based in Delhi, India have announced a strategic alliance , bringing together Sanshadow’s IP expertise with AcceleratorIndia’s expertise, experience, global networks and relationships. Under this agreement, AcceleratorIndia and Sanshadow will work together on a select portfolio of Indian innovations with strong and defensible IP and international market potential to build global businesses.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

TePP RPI 2-HDVSL based printing stack

TePP on behalf of a start-up invites proposals from innovators to Develop a low cost HDVSL based printing stack. The selected Innovator will be licensed HDVSL stack. Initially a printing shop or lab version or enterprise version should be made to avoid tooling cost. Once perfected, the technology can be taken to make really compact printers which can be carried in laptop bags and battery powered.

Innovators interested in developing this application based on a disruptive technology may write giving details of their relevant capabilities, action plan, budget ,time frame etc. For technical

details on HDVSL stack, contact,

ASME's Innovation Showcase (IShow)

ASME's Innovation Showcase (IShow) provides a platform for top collegiate student teams to compete for seed money to commercialize their idea. The IShow was founded in collaboration with the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) and the Idea to Product (I2P) competition at the University of Texas, Austin. Six teams were selected this year. Nithin Rajan of Houstan is among the selected for their innovation BlueScale. Focus areas- Health, energy, water seem to be common among all student innovations in US and in India.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Sudha Cars Museum

Sudha Cars Museum is the first and only handmade Wacky Car museum in the World. It is the brainchild of Mr. K. Sudhakar, a Guinness World Record Holder for making the Largest Tricycle in theWorld. Mr. Sudhakar, got hooked on to this hobby right from his school days. At the age of 14 he first designed a bicycle and the very next year at the age of 15 he made his first ‘Easy Rider Motorbike’. He tried his hands on a four-wheeler when he was studying in Intermediate II year and created a rugged looking ‘Dune Buggy’.
See Video at:

Sunday, June 07, 2009

WEF Technology Pioneers 2009

The Technology Pioneers 2009 included two Indian IT firms, Nivio and ngpay.
Nivio is the first hosted Windows desktop. This technology provides a new way to access modern
computing and extends the life of equipment for people who already own computers.
Ngpay, now branded India’s largest “mall on the mobile”, has more than 250,000 users, who are
transacting with more than 65 businesses across 10 sectors, for banking, shopping, entertainment and bill payment.

Compressed air car from Tata Motors

Tata Motors turns strategic investor in new technologies by entering into partnership with MDI, France for producing small cars run by compressed air. Traditionally Indian firms entered into technology license agreements to locally produce a car or other product , which is in regular production currently or in the past in licensor's country. In this case, the technology is still in the introduction stage prior to emergence of a dominant design. R&D portfolio of Tata Motors is now a classic case with developments aimed at product extensions, co development of new concepts like compressed air cars and also investing heavily in directed applied research.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Enercon systems

Enercon systems is in news with acquisition by Schneider Electric, a French electrical equipment major. As a start-up , the firm received funding from DSIR in 90's under PATSER.The first demo project was set up at Vasavadatta cements for centralised electrical energy system with government support. Later they received funding and mentoring support from Indus Ventures.

Always wonder why Indian firms do not acknowedge support received from government at critical stage of their growth?

Thursday, June 04, 2009


Four new graduates of the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business have devised a way of cleaning up the water in Tirupur, India. Ravi Yekula, Baijnath Ramraika, Matt Dixon and Charles Ransler hatched Clean-India, a company aimed at water detoxification used by large textile companies during the dyeing process.Clean-India has created a bioreactor, a device that cultivates the type of algae that feeds on water pollutants, to combat the problem. The bioreactor operates in a closed-loop system, which allows Clean-India to generate its own source of algae to feed on pollutants.
Source: IndUs Business Journal


WORLDDIDAC INDIA is the first event in the region for Educational Material, Training and Technology based solutions for all levels and sectors of the Indian Education Industry. The International Exhibition aims at addressing the growing demand for these products & solutions in the Indian Subcontinent and is scheduled from 24 - 26 September, 2009 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India.Worlddidac also gives awards for educational products. is a high end 3D educational software, developed by Designmate (I) Pvt. Ltd. It has been adjudged as "Outstanding example of E-content and one of the winners in the e-Learning category" by the World Summit 2007 at Venice.