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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Creation of Common Research and Technology Development Hubs (CRTDHs)

Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) has initiated a programme aimed at setting up of Common Research and Technology Development Hubs (CRTDHs) to encourage research and technology development activities by Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs). Partial financial support would be provided as grant-in-aid for development of infrastructure and equipment to facilitate MSEs undertake new/improved product/process development and skill enhancement activities. Proposals are invited from National laboratories, Public funded bodies or Institutions having a distinct legal entity for setting up of CRTDHs in the following three sectors: 

1. Electronics/Renewable Energy 
2. Low Cost Machining 
3. New Materials / Chemical Process 

The prescribed guidelines and application formats are available on the DSIR website: The proposal is to be submitted in the prescribed format in a soft copy, along with all annexure and enclosures, formats as MS Word/PDF file before 22-04-2016 to: Shri G.M. Bagai Head and Scientist ‘G’, Hall-B, Room No. 6, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi – 110 016 Phone: 011 – 26602185, 26590382, E.mail:

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Opportunity for Indian Innovators to sell their innovations in Global Market

Step 1- Browse the web site of General inventions.

Step 2- Write to - indiainventsatgmaildotcom  about your patent/ innovation.

Step 3- Analyse the preliminary report prepared by General Inventions India team .

Step 4- Take a decision to sell patent and/or innovation.

Step 5- Get on board..

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Book Review: Indian Innovators by Akshat Agrawal

Author Akshat Agrawal is a product of IIT Delhi and currently Director at Alpha Beta Classes, a startup in Education domain. This is a story of 20 Indian Innovators written in simple narrative form with no pretension of discovering any unique Indian innovation methodology. The innovators covered are:
Anirudha Sharma formed a team in the first year of engineering at RTU, worked on touch user interface technology and received first bout of appreciation when their team `Team Sparsh’ won first prize in Hardware Design competition at BITS Pilani. The spark came to Hemanth Satyanarayana while doing MS at SUNY, Buffalo after graduation from IITM. He developed `Trail room using Augmented Reaity’, a technology that lets you try clothes digitally without having to wear them. More familiar to me is long journey of Mrinmayee Bhushan who successfully developed, patented and commercialized Romantaque, hair growth inhibitor. Met the 3Nethra team of professionals at CIIE for Piramal awards and very comfortable to interact with a startup team not composed of teens. MittiCool innovator Mansukhbhai was a celebrity among grass root innovators scouted and supported by National Innovation Foundation (NIF). Met many of them at Anil Gupta’s workshop in Ahmedabad. TePP supported many innovators like Artin Dynmics incubated at Technopark, Trivendrum. Chandrasekhar Nair managed the most successful TePP Outreach Center. Research spin-offs are a rarity in India and Dr Nitin Joshi stands out for pursuing research on nanoparticle based targeted drug delivery into an innovation. Anirudha Sharma and Prateek Bumb started their entrepreneurial journey with a business plan for technology to capture CO2 from industrial flue gas at IDEAS 2008 , became part of Indian Youth Delegation to COP15 by 2009. India Innovation Initiative (i3) inspired many innovators like Priyanka Sharma, inventor of disposable plastic biochip, Pratik Mahapatra who developed a process to kae paper from weeds growing unchecked in lakes. Sachidanand Swami from IITD working on touch tables is waiting for the big break. Sriram Kannan working on location tracking without GPS, Abjijit Joshi developing implantable biosensor for diabetes monitoring, Ganesh interacting with virtual 3D objects, Ahmad Khan constructing roads plastic waste. DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Programm also supported many innovators like CareMother. Stanford Biodesign Fellowshop program led  innovators like Chinmay Deothar to develop and license laproscopic sugerey instrument to US firm. Arunachalam with development of low cost sanitary pad making machine created opened a huge market for a consumer product. Startup Village has many success stories and Innoz of Deepak Ravindran is one such a one. Prof Amarnath at IITB groomed many startups and Ankit Mehta of IdeaForge is one such a story.

The Innovators need to be celebrated as builders of new India, designing products for make In India. The organizations that supported these innovators at early stage also need a brief mention and for that reason I highlighted the small but significant role played by govt funding agencies and mentors.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

INVENTECO EXPO, Republic of San Marino - ( Italy) 15-19 May 2016

INVENTECO EXPO aim is to put in touch inventors from East Europe, Asia and Africa with the inventors of the Mediterranean countries.  The Expo will be held on 2016 from the 16th to the 18th of May included, ( on the 15th participants will set up their stands and on the 19rth they will dismantle them). The Republic of San Marino has granted its high sponsorship  since its Government is strongly interested in promoting and supporting  intellectual property  and will  assure to  all the participants the maximum international visibility and prominence since many politicians  and business man will attend and all media, consequently and  will give great cover to this international  event.

President A.N.D.I.
avv. Vincenzo Falcucci
Ms.  Anna Lisa Ciavatta  

Indian Innovators Association will support Indian Innovators in participation.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

INPEX Invention Show, June 7-9 at the Monroeville Convention Center near Pittsburgh, USA.

Indian Innovators are invited to participate in the 31st Annual show of INPEX.  The focus is on helping inventors, entrepreneurs, and intellectual property owners to potentially learn, market, network and gain exposure with companies seeking new products. INPEX showcases all types of new products, inventions, and technologies available to business and industry.
In addition to networking with companies that may be interested in your products, all inventions on display at INPEX are eligible to be judged by the INPEX International Jury. Prizes include medals, trophies and cash prizes. This is the opportunity for you to showcase your research product in the US market, and have your products judged as a part of our International Awards Program.
INPEX is member of IFIA and Indian Innovators Association can assist Indian Innovators in particpation, business meet etc.
Tiffany Ng
International Marketing Associate
INPEX-The Invention Show
217 9th Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15222
+1(412) 288-1343 x4169 (Phone)
+1(412) 288-4546 (Fax)

Dr A.S.Rao
Indian Innovators Association

C L E A N O V A T O R S -Outstanding projects from the Global Cleantech Innovation Programme - India

The Global Cleantech Innovation Programme (GCIP) for SMEs is a global multi-stakeholder partnership that leverages the power of innovation and entrepreneurship to address the world’s most urgent energy, environment and economic challenges. The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) with support provided by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) is currently implementing the GCIP in seven countries namely Armenia, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, South Africa, Thailand and Turkey. GCIP India was launched in May 2013 as a partnership between the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME), GEF and UNIDO, with the Federtion of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) as main executing partners. The Programme aims at creating an ecosystem of clean technology innovations in the MSME sector to catalyze low carbon industrial growth in the country. 
This book is a handy resource for those looking for a bird’s eye view of the breadth and range of clean technology innovations currently being fostered by the GCIP in four crucial areas: energy efficiency, waste-to-energy, renewable energy and water efficiency.
Download the eBook. 

Funding Database c​reated by Venture Center team

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Project Profiles for starting small scale industry is SIDBI’s attempt to inspire all individuals to look at the business opportunities all around and to demystify and simplify the process of starting a business in India. One of the resource is Project Profile-
Project profiles provide basic information on the product, machinery required, source of availability of men and machinery, raw material and profit margin etc.

They can be accesses here.

Friday, March 11, 2016

New Guidelines for Computer Related Inventions (CRIs)

In August 2015 Indian Patent Office Patent Office released guidelines for CRIs and these were opposed by iSPIRIT and others. In Feb 2016 Patent office came out with revised guidelines.
The main Difference:
1. August 2015 guidelines has illustrated examples of claims which are patentable, where as Feb 2016 guidelines completely dropped the list.
2. The August guidelines carry a checklist on what is not excluded under section 3(k) of the patent act taking a liberal view of technical contribution. The February guidelines restated the known position leaving it to interpretation of examiner.

While there is no ambiguity of computer program, which is not patentable in India, the ambiguity is about combined software and hardware invention.When the technical contribution is on a process which is carried on outside computer, patents were allowed. Expanding the non-exclusive list to computer programmes making the computer a better computer is opposed and dropped.