Daily Digest January 19, 2015

ET Global Business Summit: Now, Innovate In India; Govt Stresses On Solutions Right For India, Says Jayant Sinha, MoS, Finance (Economic Times) After ‘Digital India’, ‘Clean India’ and ‘Make in India’, Jayant Sinha coins a new term – ‘Innovate in India’ with an intention to find solutions tailored to local conditions.   Innovation Hub In […]

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 […]

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 […]

Changing Innovation Culture By Doing — Three Reasons It Doesn’t Happen

Innovation culture doesn’t change with assessment or analysis. You can learn a great deal about who you are and what your culture is like with the various assessment tools, but knowing isn’t changing. I’m a huge fan of KEYS, FourSight, and other assessment tools but they are not the answer. Training can help, but training […]

Innovation Hunting: Rishad Premji To Spearhead Wipro’s Rs. 600 Cr Startup Fund

Wipro is setting up a corporate venture capital fund with a corpus of Rs. 600 cr. The fund will be spearheaded by Rishad Premji (son of Chairman Azim Premji) that will invest in early-to-middle stage technology start-ups globally. Citing industry sources, Smart Investor reported: Wipro has been looking to engage with startups and this fund […]

TechTop Showcases Innovations From Indian Engineering Colleges

The ninth edition of the National Innovation Contest  ‘TechTop-2014’  was held at Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology (MBCET) in Kerala to identify and recognise the best innovative talents from among students of engineering colleges/institutes of India. Rajesh Nair, Trustee, TechTop Charitable Trust, and CEO, Degree Controls said: TechTop has helped identify, promote and […]

Heart Attack: Cardiologists Can Now Provide Immediate Treatment Remotely

Two years ago, when engineers, Gajanan Nagarsekar and Kevin Kreger, decided to leave the US to pursue their dream of building inexpensive lifesaving technology in India, they knew it wasn’t going to be easy. The duo took a leap of faith and jumped head on into their entrepreneurial venture. Today, the founders of Kallows Engineering […]

How To Bring Creativity And Rigor Together To Innovate

Innovation is considered synonymous with creativity. Most businesses across industries reward creativity in their employees and encourage them to come up with new ideas for growth, process improvement and new products. However, very few of these organizations are able to harness this creativity by converting ideas into action-driving profitable growth. If conversion of ideas into […]

Big Imagination Is Blind Spot Remover

Coming back from a trip to Toronto (visiting with the amazing Min Basadur) I spotted an interesting billboard at O’Hare airport. IBM suggests they can help “Remove the Blind Spots from Your Business” — by using Big Data and analytics. The visual of a man at a kind of virtual desktop that has visibility to […]

BreezeScan: A Portable Device That Detects Oral Cancer

Annually 1,30,000 people succumb to oral cancer in India which translates into 14 deaths per hour. The tragic part of the story is that the morbidity rate can be reduced significantly by early detection. The problem is that the current method to catch the killer disease is neither very accessible nor entirely accurate. Biopsies Are […]