Friday, January 26, 2007

Fourth Biennial Award Function of National Innovation Foundation

National Innovation Foundation, Ahmedabad announces its 4th Presidential Award Function on February 12, 2007 at IARI Campus, New Delhi – 110 012. The Fourth Competition which ran from January 1, 2003 to December 31, 2004, saw more than 14,000 entries sent from all parts of the country and included enthusiastic participation from the young and the old alike. The much awaited award function will be co-hosted by SRISTI, GIAN and Honey Bee Network where Honorable President, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam has kindly agreed to grace the occasion and give away the awards to the winners. A total of 70 awards would be given in five categories, viz. National, State, Consolation, Appreciation and Challenge.

Training on essential oils

Fragrance & Flavour Development Centre (FFDC) has been set-up in the year 1991 by government of India (SIDO ) with the assistance of UNDP / UNIDO and Government of Uttar Pradesh.FFDC offers comprehensive training opportunities through well planned and professionally managed training courses not only on the theoretical aspects but also on the commercial processes on most modern laboratories and pilot plant.

Rahabilitation prducts

Innovators planning to develop products needed for rehabilitation need to know that RCI is the authorized body in the country and all trainers need to register with them. See their web site for registration procedure.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Training programme on Manufacturing Parabolic Solar Cookers and introduction to Renewable Energy Technologies

PRINCE (Promoters & Researchers In Non Conventional Energy), DHULE is organising a training workshop from 23rd to 25th February 2007.Scope of workshop will include:
1. All manufacturing details of ‘Parabolic Cooker of 1.4 m dia.’. Participants will be involved in manufacturing at least one parabolic cooker from scratch. A manual with all drawings, photographs and instructions will also be given to the participants. Information regarding operation, maintenance will also be practiced and will also be specified in the manual. Participants are expected to conduct all recommended tests on at least one cooker.
2. All details about policies of central and state governments, test procedures, test centers, registration with Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, subsidies etc. for these cookers.
3. Costing, material procurement, specifications, marketing strategies etc. for parabolic cookers.
4. A presentation and lectures on “Entrepreneurship in Renewable Energy”. Introduction to other renewable energy technologies. These sessions will set tone for the participants for dos and don’ts in renewable energy profession.
5. Introduction and basics of solar thermal technologies including different cooking systems, water heating systems, air heating systems, solar vegetable dryers etc. Special emphasis will be given on following issues.
a. Manufacturing aspects of Solar Vegetable-Fruit dryer for food processing applications. Demonstrations on Solar dryers/air heating system will be held.
b. Different solar water heating systems, criteria for selection of system, capacity calculations. Detailing on installation, commissioning, plumbing, selection of material for pipe and insulation etc.
c. Introduction to ‘Scheffler Concentrators’.
6. Introduction to other Solar concentrating cooking systems like ‘Balcony Solar Cooker’, Community solar cookers etc. Technical details of these systems will be shared with the participants.
7. Organisers will not charge any royalty or technology transfer charges for ‘Parabolic cooker of 1.4 m’ domestic model (SK-14). For other indigenously developed products agreements for royalties will be required.
8. Brief exposure along with demonstrations to other renewable energy technologies like biogas, biomass will also be given.
9. Site visits.
10. One copy of Manual and Certificates will be issued to all participants.

Medium of Instructions: English and Hindi.

Fees: Course fee for the workshop is Rs. 4000/- per participant.

Interested- contact Prof Ajay today.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

News on SINE, IIT, Mumbai

SINE at IIT, Mumbai is TePP Outreach partner. Currently, SINE hosts about 17 companies in varied domains. From companies dealing with software in financial services, software for the Internet, hardware and software for the retail space, simulator to analyse fatigue and fracture in machines and their lifespan, robotics that aids education, companies that deal with geographical information systems, SINE is a testimony to India's innovative prowess. Buoyed by the huge interest and exceptional ideas that SINE receives every month, the incubator will be expanded to accommodate 50 companies. Read the article in rediff.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Robotic Workshops

TePP Outreach partner-SINE, IIT, Mumbai is sponsoring TRI ( The Robotics Institute) Robotics workshops for school children on 6th Jan Mumbai (IIT Bombay) 13th Jan Delhi (DPS RK Puram), 20th Jan Mumbai ,27th Jan Chennai, 3rd Feb Hyderabad and 10th Feb Bangalore. The worskhops are free of charge to school children. See TRI website for details.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Camera Mouse

One of the TePP facilitated innovation is ` Camera Mouse'-hand-held computer mouse like device that will connect to a common television screen, and that will help to magnify and display small printed text onto the Television screen with high degrees of magnification. The model exhibited at 94th Indian Science Congress was appreciated by one an all. To quote Dr MS Swaminathan` this is a very important contribution assisting Visually Handicapped persons to enter the world of knowledge. We all are indebted to Mr Raju for this labor of love for Differentially abled persons'.