Saturday, January 26, 2008

Wind Turbines on roof top

Marquiss Wind Power, based in Folsom, CA, manufactures a unique and patented Ducted Wind Turbine (U. S. Patent Number 7256512) for use in the commercial and industrial building Designed for optimal performance on rooftops.

Another unique design is that of Indian Innovator SasiNarayan, who developed a patented winged vertical axis wind mill.

Composting Toilet kit

Green trust developed a complete composting Kitchen and Toilet system for anyone wanting to reduce their water requirements, eliminate sewage, and build soil quality for gardening. Consists of a manual on worm composting, a collection device (toilet), cover & bedding material (coconut fiber), a worm bin and worms.
Build your own from the descriptions and parts list, or drop us a line at

Free Book on Electricity and Electronics

For all innovators working on electricity and electronics, this free book is a boon. Do not miss,learn fundamentals , they convert yr dream into a reality.
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Charge mobile with peepal leave

Dilip Prakash carried this interesting post in his blog.

Step by Step guide to charge your mobile battery using peepal leaf

1- Open your mobile cover

2- Take out your battery

3- Take two to three fresh leaves of peepal/pipal/ashwattha tree

4- Touch the stub of these leaves on your mobile battery terminal for a minute

5- Clean the mobile battery terminal with the soft cloth

6- Put your battery again in your mobile and switch it on

7- Now you can see the result

8- If required repeat the process with fresh leaves Regards

Thursday, January 24, 2008

SME Toolkit

SME Toolkit is a project of IFC, a member of the World Bank Group. In India ICICI Bank has tied up with IFC to offer free business management information and training for small businesses / small and medium enterprises (SMEs) on accounting and finance, business planning, human resources (HR), marketing and sales, operations, Tenders information, Business News, Draft Agreements, Legal Notifications and information technology (IT). The SME Toolkit India offers a wide range of how-to articles, business forms, free business software, online training, self-assessment exercises, quizzes, and resources to help entrepreneurs, business owners, and managers in India to start, finance, formalize, and grow their on


Students club for augmenting innovation

"Students' Club for Augmenting Innovations (SCAI) at grassroots" is a body of students from India's management and technological institutes. National Innovation Foundation (NIF) is encouraging students to set up SCAI chapters at various schools, colleges and universities in order to provide Product Development, Business Development (setting up of ventures), Mentoring and Monitoring support to entrepreneurs/innovators/traditional knowledge holders at grassroots level in the country.

Each educational institution shall have a student coordinator and a faculty coordinator to start with. The student coordinator shall be given the right to select his/her core committee and build up a SCAI chapter for his/her institution. The members may be from the first year or the second year. The student coordinator upon his/her selection/election/nomination will be required to submit a detailed Statement of Purpose (SoP) enlisting his vision for SCAI, expected areas of activities/involvement, learning involved, expectations from NIF, succession plans, skills of entrepreneurship exhibited in past, etc. on

Friday, January 18, 2008

Water filtering tricycle

Google (GOOG), the search giant turned green energy disruptor, has announced the winner in their fatalistically named “Innovate or Die Pedal-Powered Machine Challenge,” . Co-sponsored with bicycle-maker Specialized, the contest asked cycling grease monkeys to make “clean” pedal power work in new and innovative ways.

The winner is Team Aquaduct for their water-filtering tricycle that could help solve water quality issues in the developing world. Designed to hold enough water for a family of four, the Aquaduct filters water while the rider pedals. Using a clutch attached to an idler pulley, the rear wheels can be disengaged so that water can be filtered while the bike is stationary. The team of five engineers who designed and built it will be taking home $5,000 and a couple of Specialized bikes as their prize.