Crowdsourcing opens new avenues for researchers and industry
Innovation

Crowdsourcing opens new avenues for researchers and industry

Isn’t it fascinating how rapidly things evolve? It was not too long ago that outsourcing was all the rage. In the present scenario, the trending concept of crowdsourcing is proving to be more fruitful. Unlike outsourcing, which metes out tasks to a defined group of people, crowdsourcing distributes tasks to random people who aren’t on … Continue reading

Technology transfer for Sugarcane Juice Extractor by Bachubhai Thesia
Innovation

Technology transfer for Sugarcane Juice Extractor by Bachubhai Thesia

Mr Kirankumar Mohanlal Panchal , entrepreneur from Ahmedabad, bought the non exclusive manufacturing and marketing rights @ Rs.21000/- + 3% royalty for Bachubhai Thesia’s innovation, the Sugarcane Juice Extractor. Bachubhai from Jamnagar, Gujarat, also agreed and in his presence, NIF executed the agreement today on 30th October 2012. Bachu Bhai, an inventor as well as innovator … Continue reading

The song of whales: Creativity, distinctiveness and collaboration through techpedia.in
Biodiversity / Innovation / Uncategorized

The song of whales: Creativity, distinctiveness and collaboration through techpedia.in

While conducting a literature review on the informal economy, I came across a very interesting research paper “Can the Hidden Economy Be Revolutionary? Toward a Dialectical Analysis of the Relations Between Formal and Informal Economies”. It was published in 1988 by Stuart Henry in the journal Social Justice (Vol. 15, No.3-4). What caughte my attention, … Continue reading

Welding the cracks, blunting the edges
Innovation / Lectures & Meetings / Research

Welding the cracks, blunting the edges

I am an undergraduate student at University of Edinburgh and worked under Professor Anil Gupta’s guidance for a little over 4 weeks to do a project on street side welding. When I first met Prof. Gupta (referred to as ‘Prof’ hereon), he talked to me about the possibility of welders depositing too much material while … Continue reading

Biju Varghese wins CNN-IBN’s India Positive Award
Awards / Innovation

Biju Varghese wins CNN-IBN’s India Positive Award

Biju Varghese, an innovator from Mukkoothuthara, Kerala has won the India Positive Award 2012 organised by CNN-IBN for his retrofitted car kit for the physically challenged. Varghese has been previously awarded a National award at the Fourth Biennial Award Function of the National Innovation Foundation. The car kit can be attached as a unit onto … Continue reading