Saturday, December 20, 2008

PM urges scientists to fight against terror

News papers carried Prime Minister's speech at Shati Swarup Bhatnagar awards on 20th December, where few priority areas were identified for scientists to fight terror- Surveillance systems, cryptography, near real time search and identification from distributed large data bases and computer simulation exercises. While most activities needed heavy resaerch, there are also opportunities for independent innovators and start-ups eligible for TePP support. TePP funded 4 innovators working on innovations of releance to security. There are also cases, where applications in cryptography etc could not be supported as testing at end of the project is not clear. In the coming years , we can expect to suport more security related innovations coming from garage scientists.

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