Stampede Control Using Image Analysis Technology
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Stampede Control Using Image Analysis Technology

This system uses live video coverage and processes it frame by frame, identifying potential areas where crowd surge or visible commotion may be there. Continue reading

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Ahmedabad Declaration issued on the concluding day of ICCIG 2, IIMA dec 2012: a plea for giving voice, visibility and value-add to the creativity and innovation at grassroots

Grassroots innovations evolve in response to local problems but not always the ones faced by the innovators themselves. Many times, third party problems inspire the innovators to attempt solutions. Thus, these unaided, self-triggered and self-inspired solutions underlie the pursuit of inclusive development by the Honey Bee Network during the last twenty-four years. The International Conference … Continue reading

Fabrication Of Stable Liquid Crystal Based Biosensor
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Fabrication Of Stable Liquid Crystal Based Biosensor

Arun Prakash Upadhyay, Prasenjit Sadhukhan Supervisor: Dr. Sri Sivakumar Indian Institute Of Technology, Kanpur High sensitivity of Liquid Crystalline (LC) materials make them important constituent in bio/chemical sensors, micro fluidics chips, interfacial and optoelectronics applications. The performance and efficiency of LCs based devices relies mainly on sensitivity of LCs to molecular events, orientation of LCs, … Continue reading

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Third International Conference on Creativity and Innovations at Grassroots [ICCIG], January 15-19, 2015 Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

The last date for submission of abstracts and final proposals is September 30, 2014; Full paper/posters/plan for a performance expected by Nov 30, 2014. Please share this announcement with others in your professional and social network… Continue reading

Techpedia: Platform to cooperate and Integrate
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Techpedia: Platform to cooperate and Integrate

Techpedia ( http://www.techpedia.in) Techpedia.in, an initiative of SRISTI aims at putting the problems of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), informal sector, grassroots innovators and other social sectors on the agenda of the young technology students across the country. For over last sixty years, India has not utilized much the technological outputs of millions of … Continue reading

Dr RA Mashelkar’s address to students at the GYTI 2014 Awards
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Dr RA Mashelkar’s address to students at the GYTI 2014 Awards

Look at Yerwada jail in Pune, which has about 3600 inmates. They have to make around 10000 chapathis or rotis for lunch and the same number for dinner. They apparently had a dough-making machine. A convicted inmate was very innovative, saw the process in practice then and he was not happy: Machine wasn’t working well, it was not mixing dough well and quality of rotis was not good. With his innovation, the quality and speed improved. You know, I used to talk so much about the importance of Indians patenting their inventions, that people used to refer to me as ‘patentkar’, rather than as ‘Mashelkar’. This had been known to these inmates also. So they went to the Superintendent and said some Mashelkar talks about patenting, whenever we have a new idea. So we wnt to patent this. Can we take a patent on this?’ I am told that a pune patent attorney Mr Ponkshe, who is no more, helped them! A jail inmate innovating, can one imagine! Continue reading

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Discourse, democracy and debate: Are we getting what we deserve?

The popular adage is that people get the government they deserve. I am not sure that the current tenor of the electoral discourse is either dignified or graceful. We surely deserve better. If there was a debate on the quality of education in government and municipal schools, poor people could then choose whose prescription would … Continue reading