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Help Race Car Engineer With His Dream To Wire Indian Schools

Could discarded electric car batteries from the likes of Tesla and Reva change the fortunes of electricity-starved schools in India? Former race car engineer  Shiv Rajendran thinks so and has dedicated his life to making this a reality. Primary education in India is underfunded and there is a massive shortage of both teachers and infrastructure. It […]

Innovations – CES 2015

Techno enthusiasts look forward to the Consumer Electronics Show every year. The event showcases ideas that could be the next big thing. Tech companies from across the globe also get an opportunity to showcase their new products. Starting off on 6th Jan, CES 2015 is already showing promise with new and innovative technologies.  For auto […]

5 Unusual Ways To Produce Energy

Fossil fuels are a finite source and at some point, they are either not going to be available or will prove to be extremely expensive for use. Here are 5 unique ways that researchers are looking to change this grim future. 1. Converting Waste Heat to Electricity Researchers at MIT have developed a new battery technology […]

Inclusive Growth Of The Internet With ‘Dot Bharat’

The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) is set to launch the country code top level domain (ccTLD) of ‘dot Bharat’ on the 21st of this month. This means we will soon have web addresses in six different languages that use the Devnagri script, such as Hindi, Marathi, Boro, Dogri, Nepali and Sindhi. The […]

Reading List – Take Me Home

The Book: Following the success of her previous books, Rashmi Bansal, in her 6th book, reinforces her belief in the triumph of the will against all odds. Her inspiration comes from real stories of twenty entrepreneurs from rural or small towns in India. In the book, she explores the stories of thinkers who did not […]

Has ‘Disruptive Innovation’ Run Its Course? Not Yet…

Economic theories emanating from business schools do not usually draw 6,000-word takedowns in the popular press. But then, few ideas have permeated society as thoroughly as the notion of disruptive innovation. The theory describes the way a new product or service transforms an existing market — and eventually replaces and redefines the status quo — […]

Nasscom And GoK To Set Up NextGen Start-Up Warehouse

Nasscom in association with the Govt. of Karnataka (GoK) has announced the setting up of the NextGen Start-Up Warehouse. The 50,000-sq ft start-up warehouse will also host India’s first Hackcelerator, a combination of a hackathon and an accelerator that will act as an incubator to test ideas and bring together partners for future startups. The […]

Anjani Mashelkar Inclusive Innovation Award

Applications for the Anjani Mashelkar Inclusive Innovation Award are being invited for the year 2014. The annual award of Rs. 1 lakh, granted by ILC-I and sponsored by Padma Vibhushan Dr. M A Mashelkar, is given in the honor of his mother Late Smt. Anjali Mashelkar, who faced many hardships during her lifetime. The jury […]

The Innovation That Made Land Rover’s Evoque A Surprise Hit

Jaguar Land Rover, a cash-rich subsidiary of Tata Motors, has been a source of major financial relief for the Mumbai based company in recent years. JLR posted 16 percent growth in retail sales in the past year, highest in the luxury car segment globally. Demand for its new models, such as Range Rover Evoque, has […]

Karnataka’s 4i Policy For Innovation

The 10th India Innovation Summit organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) took place on August 8 and 9 at ITC Royal Gardenia, Bangalore. Chief Minister K. Siddaramaiah as the chief guest of the event announced extensive measures to bring about inclusive growth through innovation for the state. In order to make the state […]