Thursday, July 26, 2007

TePP Prototyping Centers

TePP advt released in all major newspapers invited Designers/ fabricators/ prototype developers to enlist their services to independent innovators of India. See details at

Technology Angels

TePP advertisement released in all major news papers across the country invited Technical experts to offer their services to independent innovators of India. They will be called `Technology Angels'. Both working and retired experts can offer their services. For details see:

TePP Innovation Fund Camp, Sholapur

Next TePP Innovation Fund camp is scheduled at Sholapur on 13th August 2007. Venue is Hotel City Park near Hutatma Chouk. The event is organised by Vidya Deep Foundation, Satara.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

IRIS for student innovators

Launched in February 2006; ‘IRIS – Initiative for Research & Innovation in Science’, an Intel-DST-CII initiative, is the merger of two programs the Intel Science Talent Discovery Fair and Steer the Big Idea. It is India’s largest science initiative for students involving Government and private partnership. See news item in Hindu

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Innovators workshop cum exhibition of grassroots Technologies, Imphal

TePP sponsored innovators workshop for north east states is scheduled on 27th and 28th July at Imphal. The program is coordinated by GIAN NE. Contact person Natbar Hemam at About 50 innovators are expected to participate.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Mission 2007 Rural Incubation Fund

This fund supported by Microsoft invites proposals for ICT based entrepreneurship in rural areas. max support Rs 6 lakhs.Last date 22nd July 2007. For details see

Friday, July 13, 2007

TePP advertisement

TePP is releasing advertisement in all major newspapers soliciting proposals from innovators. Copy of this advt can be seen at

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Teenager From Rural Malawi Who Built A Windwill To Power His Home

Meet William Kamkwamba. At age 15 he built a windmill entirely from
scrap parts, generating enough electricity to power his home in rural
Malawi, one of the poorest countries in Africa. His personal blog
details the steps day-by-day with pics.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Innovation by bonded labourer

Creative mind is not bonded to some segments of population is once again demonstrated with a socially useful innovation by Balakrishna of Tamilnadu , whose family once worked as bonded labourers. His innovation of power generation using slow moving water has won him many admirers.

See his prototype working at Medahalli near Yellamallappan lake near Bangalore. He made use of sewage water to experiment.