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Friday, October 30, 2009

Hybrid Renewable energy solutions

Green Field Power Services is specialising in offering hybrid solutions, grid connected and grid independent. For details see:

Development projects supported by World bank

See projects in Development Market place, funded by World Bank.

Technology in stage performance

Stage performnace has gone high tech. Read the story of Magic Flute, Ring cycle, Brain Opera, Doctor Atomic and rake's progress at Fast Company.

FLAP Messenger Bag

One of the green technology product creating wave of excitement is Messenger bag with solar charged light called FLAP ( Flexible Light and Power). It is collaborative effort of Timbuk2, Poptech and Portable Light

Noble Energy Solar Technologies

NEST is manufacturer of Solar lanterns. Flagship product Aishwarya received Ashden Award in 2005. Promotor Barki is has been in solar photovoltaics business for last 22 years, a B.Tech graduate in Electronics Engineering (1982), from KREC (Now NIT), Surathkal. Powered by a solar panel which generates four hours of light, the lantern is designed to replace the potentially deadly kerosene lamp. Dharmappa Barki at the age of nine witnessed the tragic death of his baby cousin from burns caused by a fallen kerosene lamp and vowed to find a solution- he did find one.

Samuchit Enviro-Tech

Samuchit Enviro-Tech Pvt limited a commercial associate of Appropriate Rural Technology Institute (ARTI) for commercialising energy technologies developed by ARTI.The products being marketed by SET address the problem of indoor air pollution. Long term exposure to indoor air pollution has an adverse health impact on women and children in rural households. According to World Health Organisation, indoor air pollution caused by smoke from traditional cook stoves is responsible for 2,000,000 premature deaths every year among women and children in the developing world.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

TePP Innovator SS Dutta gets first prize in India Innovation Initiative 2009

Results of India Innovation Initiative 2009 results were announced on 27th October 2009. the winner is Sankha subhra Dutta of Japaiguri, who with TePP support is developing light duty variable displacement compressor for small car airconditioining . Indian Patent Application No: 613/KOL/2009 dated 13/04/2009.

Saturday, October 24, 2009


Wipro Technologies and Knowledge@Wharton have teamed up to conduct a global "Innovation Tournament" which will solicit, judge and select the most innovative managerial "tools" that companies can use to improve their business by increasing revenues, reducing expenditures and improving customer experience. Participants will submit tools via this website in one of the following formats: Word document, PowerPoint presentation, PDF file or Excel spreadsheet. These submissions will be reviewed and judged by a panel of experts determined by the Wharton School and including key members of the Wharton faculty, the Knowledge@Wharton team and the Wipro Council for Industry Research. From these submissions, 25 leading tools will be chosen based on the judging criteria. All entries must be received by November 6, 2009, in order to be considered.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


LogikBase is a resource to aid the commercialization of innovation.

LogikBase acts as an internet-based system to facilitate research of technology transfer interactions among government, industry and academic communities. The system provides a central location where individuals and organizations can quickly access and search licensable technologies and technology transfer related news. Information from the following Organizations is available:

Research Foundation of SUNY
Live Cargo, Inc.
Auburn University
University of Miami
Brigham Young University, Technology Transfer Office
Columbia University Science and Technology Ventures
Clemson University Office of Technology Transfer
Brown Technology Partnerships
M.I.T. Technology Licensing Office
Dartmouth Technology Transfer Office
Oregon State University Office of Technology Transfer
Northeastern University Division of Technology Transfer
Temple University Office of Technology Transfer
Office of Technology Alliances, University of California, Irvine
UCSF (University of California, San Francisco) Office of Technology Management
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, Office of Technology Licensing
Texas A&M Technology Commercialization Center
The University of Edinburgh
University of Dundee
University of California - Santa Barbara
Yeda R&D Ltd @ The Weizmann Institute of Science
Zaycor Industries Corp
Fox Chase Cancer Center

Friday, October 09, 2009

Student who takes admission in Physics overlooking admission to MBBS finally gets Noble Prize

These days when attracting bright students to Science has been a challenge bothering policy makers, this is good news. Venkatraman, who got Noble Prize in Chemistry dumped admission to Medical college for BSc in Physics and his parents did not force him to change the decision. Read interviews at Rediff


Ambicales is a start-up promted by Sudhir Manchanda and Mayank Agarwal, of IIT Roorkee. Service offerings:
Biomass energy: To replace oil consumption in thermal applications and power generation in industries. Wind energy: Help in making an informed decision to choose the best project from among the various options from different companies. Solar energy: Power plants (both PV and Steam route) and Industrial applications. Energy Efficiency: Expertise in thermal processes and waste heat recovery solutions. Carbon Strategy: Carbon Footprinting, Mitigation measures and leveraging the Green Brand.

Villgro Fellowship

Villgro Fellowship a 10-month programme designed to equip individuals who dare to follow their dreams and can help build a prosperous rural India. Fellows will Know through experience the innovation and social enterprise sectors, Be skilled in successfully mentoring an innovator, Know how to enable innovations effectively,Understand rural markets ,Develop your social entrepreneurship capabilities etc. Last year fellow David Schafran worked with Desi Crew, Gautam Mazumdar with IR Guard, Meera Seshadri with Infant warmer etc. This year th eintake could be about 5. Last date: 20th October 2009. Apply with 500 word summery to
fellowshipatvillgrodotorg or contact Associate-HR Villgro (Earlier Rural Innovations Network)1st Floor, 20/6 Lakshmipuram 2nd St,Lloyds Road, Royapettah Chennai 600 014 India

Dare to Try program from Tata's

Economic Times covered this unusual celebration of creativity - by talking about failures, again an initiative pioneered by Tata's. In 2007, Tata Group Innovation Forum (TGIF) experimented by adding a very unusual category of recognitions called “Dare to Try” in its groupwide Tata Innovista program. Under this category , company managers and teams are encouraged to send in entries for innovations that were attempted, but which failed to get to the marketplace for one reason or another. Entries are reviewed by peer managers in ten regional rounds that are organised all over the world and the ‘finalists’ are reviewed by an external jury in Mumbai.
Read the full story: Economic Times

Wednesday, October 07, 2009


The fall 2009 grant recipients are: MEMS for Large Area and Flexible Applications : Vladimir Bulovic A flexible paper thin micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) array that can be used for sensing and actuation over large surfaces. Device for Treatment of Cerebral Edema : Michael Cima A drug delivery device to treat brain edema with reduced systemic side-effects typical of conventional treatments.Stable Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Light Emitting Diodes : Karen Gleason Long-lived LEDs on flexible substrates providing energy efficient portable displays. (Renewal from Fall 2008 grant round.) A Novel Device for Label-free Cell Rolling Separation : Rohit Karnik and Jeffrey KarpA device for separating cells that could be used for the monitoring and diagnosis of a wide variety of diseases. A Wearable Sensor for Continuous Glucose Monitoring for Diabetics : Michael Strano A carbon nanotube based, minimally invasive, tissue implantable, glucose sensor. The sensor will allow continuous glucose monitoring for diabetes patients, resulting in improved glucose regulation and better health. Chemical Production of Functionalized Graphene for Enhanced Composite Materials : Timothy Swager The development of a chemical process to produce graphene at a very reasonable cost, leading to the industrial use of new composite materials. Nano-engineered Surfaces for Ultra High Power Density Thermal Management : Kripa Varanasi Heat needs to be removed rapidly from high power electronics or the semiconductors will fail. This project will develop a system to very rapidly dissipate large amount of heat from such devices.New Antibiotic Target : Graham WalkerA project to attempt to isolate lead compounds to develop a new antibiotic.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Schneider Electric Innovation Challenge 2009

Innovation Challenge 2009 closes by October 21st. List of topics:
Power monitoring system for a house
Constructive re-use of waste energy
Intelligent Sensors
Efficient electrical distribution
Power consumption by computers connected on a network.
For details :

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Eclipse open source foundation

Eclipse is an open source community, whose projects are focused on building an open development platform comprised of extensible frameworks, tools and runtimes for building, deploying and managing software across the lifecycle. The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit, member supported corporation that hosts the Eclipse projects and helps cultivate both an open source community and an ecosystem of complementary products and services.
The Eclipse Project was originally created by IBM in November 2001 and supported by a consortium of software vendors. The Eclipse Foundation was created in January 2004 as an independent not-for-profit corporation to act as the steward of the Eclipse community.

Patent Lens

Patent Lens is a worldwide, open-access, free full-text patent informatics resource. It serves as the cyberinfrastructure platform for the Initiative for Open Innovation. Some interesting features:
Search technology now independent of language; Chinese (中文) PCTs now fully text-searchable. Search for lapsed, abandoned or expired US Patents. Visualize Patent Families with new graphical trees as PDFs. Patent Landscapes on Influenza Genes, Rice Genome and Adjuvants now online. Protein & DNA Sequence searching of over 77 million sequences from worldwide patent collections.
This initiative is from Cambia, founded by Richard Jefforson, Molecular Biologist at FAO.


Dubzer works in sync with customers existing website and allows them to choose the content that should be modified, define the translation process at a webpage level, and publish all updates on demand. The founding team ( Anjali Gupta, Santosh Dawara )has in its past introduced innovative award-winning products in the Web and Natural Languages domain. These include products such as Lipikaar ( a patented content creation product that has been used by over 25,000 content writers in 18 languages. Lipikaar won the Manthan Award South Asia 2008 for it’s simplicity and mass-appeal, and was featured by the Times of India, DNA, and CNBC TV18.

Capillary Technologies

Capillary Technologies , Bangalore based start-up ,is an end to end CRM solution provider currently serving 400 stores in more than 75 cities across the length and breadth of country.Products include card less loyalty program in touch.