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    In a small laboratory, tucked away in Bangalore’s Electronics City, which houses major IT companies such as Infosys and Wipro, a team of scientists are working on microbes to produce enzymes that are used to conserve food, energy and water.

    The scientists at the biotechnology start-up Richcore Lifesciences have developed a futuristic technology that involves the production of special enzymes from microbes that can catalyse, or increase the speed of, chemical reaction. This product is now being used by multibusiness conglomerate ITC  for effluent water treatment at its factories.

    A Das, general manager at ITC’s paper manufacturing facility at Bhadrachalam in Andhra Pradesh, said his company – a first-time user of this technology – expects to treat water effluents without disturbing existing infrastructure. Richcore’s enzyme-based technology breaks down pollutants in industrial waste water in just one week – a process that normally takes months to complete.

    “The technology reduces overall waste water management costs by up to 30% and increases water recyclability and reuse considerably,” said Subramani Ramachandrappa, CMD of Richcore, who has filed more than five patents in the last two years. He estimated their potential market at $7-8 billion per annum.

    The firm is in talks with companies in Chile, Japan, Middle East, Brazil and many European nations for providing its waste water treatment technology. It has already completed a project in Indonesia for one of the largest paper mills there, which makes around 7,500 tonne pulp a day. The idea to make a customised solution came up when Richcore scientists visited textile company Gokaldas Exports to sell enzymes for washing denims.

    In a market already saturated with industrial enzyme-makers such as Novozymes and Genencor, there was little chance for Richcore to grab market share. It was then that Gokaldas came up with a unique request – to make enzymes to treat their effluents. The Richcore team then started collecting microbe samples from waste water treatment plants across several industries, regions and came up with a novel, low-cost enzyme solution.

    Richcore soon realised that to survive, the start-up would have to differentiate itself by making customised enzymes in collaboration with its customers. Richcore is now helping Dubai-based firm AquaChemie to treat the toxic waste produced in Oil and Gas industry.

    “We chose Richcore as there are not many players who can produce enzymes related to oil and gas,” said Subrato Saha, director at AquaChemie. The company has also bagged contracts from customers such as Premier Mills and Balrampur Chini Mills for different applications.

    But the journey was not easy for its founder Ramachandrappa. His family’s silk business had to be shut down after Rama-chandrappa’s father passed away. Ramachandrappa, a textile engineer, was compelled to take up low-paying jobs such as driver, farmworker and sales agent to pay off family debt. He later joined India’s largest biotech firm Biocon, which was selling enzymes at that time. Ramachandrappa decided to quit his salaried job and start his own firm. He founded Richcore as a marketing outfit working with clients such as Biocon and Mohan Breweries.

    The company moved up the value-chain by setting up its own research and development laboratory to develop enzymes. Biotechnology being a capital-intensive business, Richcore needed funding to scale it up. As banks refused to extend loans, Ramachandrappa pitched his company at various business competitions in the US, winning many of them.

    One of the judges at a competition was a venture capitalist from early-stage investor firm VentureEast, who was impressed with the technology and the team.  VentureEast immediately invested $3 million in the firm in 2008 and an additional $3 million in 2011. Richcore also provides enzyme technology to convert biomass otherwise unfit for animal consumption into animal feed, reducing pressure on food grains.

    “The industrial enzyme market is already dominated by multinational companies betting on sectors such as detergents, food and beverages. So Indian companies need to find newer applications,” said Chaitra Narayan, programme manager for chemicals, materials and food at Frost & Sullivan, who estimated the global industrial enzyme market at $3.2 billion.

    Today, Richcore is expecting to touch revenues of around $25 million and has 100 employees, most of them scientist

    source: http://www.EconomicTimes.Indiatimes.com / ET Home> News> News By Company> Corporate Trends / by Peerzada Abrar, ET Bureau / March 30th, 2012

     

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    Hyatt Hotels Corporation recently announced the opening of Park Hyatt Hyderabad. The hotel with 185 guestrooms and 24 suites offers business travellers and local guests 42 serviced luxury apartments named The Residence, with five-star facilities.  The hotel is fifteen minutes drive from the Hi-Tech City and the business district, and 45 minutes from the international airport. “We are proud to expand the Park Hyatt brand presence in India with Park Hyatt Hyderabad joining Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa, which will be followed by the opening of Park Hyatt Chennai in the second quarter of 2012. These openings are reflective of the thoughtful growth of the brand in destinations that build customer preference, and they also add to the growing portfolio of Hyatt hotels in India,” said Peter Fulton, Managing Director, Hyatt International – South West Asia.

    The Residence at Park Hyatt Hyderabad offer furnished apartments with fully-equipped kitchens,  furniture and complimentary wireless internet, informed a release. The residences are built in configurations of one, two and three bedrooms measuring from 927 square feet to 2,317 square feet. Each guestroom at the hotel is equipped with oversized work desks, easy-to-use in-room technology and electrical outlets and light fixtures, with luxurious bathrooms. These spa-style bathrooms feature oversized, free-standing bathtubs and Miller Harris amenities, informed a release. All restaurants at Park Hyatt Hyderabad are designed with interactive show kitchens. Tre-Forni, the hotel’s signature restaurant, offers Italian cuisine and its wine list features varieties from the Central and Northern Italian wine regions. The formal Dining Room serves Hyderabadi and European dishes. While The Living Room and Oriental Bar and Kitchen are the other dining opitions at the property.

    Facilities at the hotel include The Spa offering beauty and wellness therapies including a Swedish sauna, steam room, beauty salon, and a fitness centre with a temperature-controlled swimming pool and gym and cardio equipment. Meetings facilities at the property include The Manor for conferences and events. The hotel has a pillar-less ballroom that can be divided into three different spaces, a pre-function area, and seven meeting rooms, each equipped with the latest technology, high-speed internet access and audiovisual systems.

    “Park Hyatt hotels are premium luxury hotels designed to cater to the discerning individual seeking the privacy, personalised service and luxurious elegance of a contemporary hotel,” said Sven Hoffmeyer, General Manager, Park Hyatt Hyderabad. “This new hotel will maintain the brand’s emphasis on art and culinary excellence with locally inspired artwork in the public areas and a signature restaurant headed by experienced chefs. I am delighted that the majority of our associates have been recruited from other Hyatt hotels in India, as well as from around the world, which will ensure that our guests receive an authentic and true Park Hyatt experience during their stay in Hyderabad,” he added.

    Designed by architecture firm John Portman & Associates, the eight-story Park Hyatt Hyderabad has guestrooms and suites on the first six floors while the serviced apartments are on the two uppermost floors. The interior designed by the international design team Hirsch Bedner Associates, features Indian motifs inspired by henna patterns, with silk and vibrant colours adding a sari-inspired element to the decor.

    source: http://www.TravelBizMonitor.com / Home / by TBM Staff, Mumbai / Friday, March 30th, 2012

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    March 28th, 2012adminAmazing Feats, Records, All, Uncategorized

    Hyderabad:

    Breaking the records of Jayasimha, Mohammed Khursheed Hussain, Pothireddy Krishna Teja and Sridhar Raju, B V A Manoj Varma, a junior analyst at the Wordworks Apex ITES (India) Pvt Ltd set a new record.

    This confirmed his entry into the India Book of Records for typing all the 26 English alphabets in just 2.16 seconds without any space in between the letters, and 3.90 seconds with space between the letters.

    However, he has his dreams, set high.

    A native of West Godavari district, BVA Manoj Varma Penmetsa pursued his masters in computer applications from Karimnagar and is also an expert with the lower hand in typewriting.

    “I have been practicing this for almost two years and it is my dream is to become a Guinness World Record holder.” His stint at the India Book of records, Varma says, is his first step to the Guinness Books of Records.

    “Two years ago, when I saw Jayasimha breaking the world record, I have been working on it. And this is very important to me as people get recognised for their talents in different fields and being one among them would be a great feeling.”

    Evidently excited Manoj, flanked by his friends and teachers cheering him up, did have to struggle a bit with the second task where he had to type each letter with a space.

    And he was successful after quite some attempts.

    He used a Dell key board for typing the alphabets without space, while he used a Logitech one for typing with space.

    He says, “The type of keys on the keyboard are very important and spacing your fingers between them is also vital. Keys on laptops are surely placed close to each other, but are really soft, hence they reduce the speed of typing.”

    Guests who were judging this attempt were DSP G Nageshwar Rao, Krishnaiah Goud, dept of commerce, AV College and R Ramchandhar Rao, head master, ZPHS, Miyapur.

    source: http://www.ibnlive.in.com / South> Hyderabad / The New Indian Express, Express News Service / Hyderabad, March, 28th, 2012

     

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    March 28th, 2012adminSports

    Emirates airline will be partnering with the team for the next three IPL campaigns

    Dubai:

    The Indian Premier League (IPL) got a major shot in the arm on Wednesday with Emirates airline becoming the team sponsors of Deccan Chargers, the Hyderabad team which emerged champions in the second edition in 2009. The IPL V gets underway from April 4.

    “We are honoured to be joining forces with the Deccan Chargers and partnering with the team for the next three IPL campaigns,” said Orhan Abbas, Emirates’ Vice President India and Nepal, at a press conference in Hyderabad.

    Emirates, incidentally, are one of the partners of International Cricket Council (ICC) with the logo enjoying their pride of place behind the umpires’ shirts.

    “Through this sponsorship we have the chance to connect with the people who we connect to 122 destinations and show our ongoing commitment to a nation which Emirates has been serving since we began operating in 1985,” added Abbas. “It is also a tremendous opportunity for us to further strengthen our support of a sport which the people of India follow with renowned passion. The IPL has rapidly established itself as a spectacle of sport and entertainment followed by billions around the globe and will provide Emirates a platform to consolidate our position as a world force in sports sponsorship.”

    The Deccan Chargers – starting their title challenge against the Chennai Superkings in Vizag on 7th April – will feature a host of household names, including Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara, who will captain the side, South African stars J.P. Duminy and Dale Steyn, as well as Indian wicketkeeper/batsman Parthiv Patel.

    The event in Hyderabad – which Emirates has been operating to since 2001 – was attended by vice-captain Cameron White, head coach Darren Lehmann and their fellow Australian Daniel Harris, as well as Indian stars Patel, Shikhar Dhawan, Amit Mishra and Manpreet Gony, who had the honour of unveiling the 2012 home kit.

    “We are proud to have a leading global brand like Emirates as our Team Sponsor for the next three seasons of the IPL. We are confident this association with Emirates will be fruitful. With an exciting new squad and sponsor, we look forward to the tournament and repeating our winning performance in DLF IPL 2012,” said Deccan Chargers co-owner Ms Gayatri Reddy, who was joined at the press conference by COO Venkat Reddy.

    source: http://www.GulfNews.com / Sports> Cricket / by Gautam Bhattacharyya, Sports Editor / March 26th, 2012

     

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    March 26th, 2012adminBusiness & Economy

    Hyderabad:

    Edutor Technologies an innovative technology company serving the global education market has raised 2Cr from Hyderabad Angels, a network of Angel investors focused on early stage businesses. The strategic investment was led by Sashi Reddi, a serial entrepreneur with Rs. 1Cr and other reputed personalities from industry and education field.

    Edutor Technologies develops and markets highly interactive learning platforms for touch devices like Tablets PCs or iPads. Their solutions, for K12 students, are designed to help improve their learning outcomes while aiding Educational Institutes in improving productivity and efficiency.

    Ram Gollamudi– CEO, Edutor Technologies, said, “We believe in the power of personal learning and are constantly focused on developing products that deliver engaging and effective learning experiences. This strategic investment will further boost our efforts in delivering more innovations in the learning and education space.”

    Sashi Reddi, founder of SRI Capital Fund and the lead investor from Hyderabad Angels Network who invested in the city based start up, said, “Edutor Technologies is a technology start-up with a vision to create products for Indian Education Market. Use of Edutor products will enable children to improve their understanding, increasing their learning, boosting their confidence and help them perform better. The Indian Education Market is expected to touch 50 billion USD by 2015 and thus we see a huge market opportunity for Edutor Technologies in this space.”

    source: http://www.IndiaEducationDiary.in / States> Andhra Pradesh / March 20th, 2012

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    Shyam Sundhar hopes to return to work soon after surgeons replaced his crushed thumb with a toe from his left foot. Lee Hoagland / The National

    A carpenter who lost his thumb in a workplace accident hopes to return to work after having a toe transplanted on to his hand.

    Shyam Sundhar lost the digit on his right hand in September while using a woodcutting machine at Gulf Craft, a boat manufacturer in Umm Al Quwain.

    “I was totally depressed after losing my thumb as it is quite disabling for a carpenter,” said Mr Sundhar, 26, from India. “I could not grip anything with my right hand. I was wondering, ‘How will I hold the tools to do my work?’

    “I went to the doctor immediately but they said it couldn’t be fixed as it was badly damaged. They advised me to go to India and get it done there as the treatment would be much cheaper and my family would be there to take care of me.”

    He spent six hours in surgery while Dr K Murali Mohan Reddy, a plastic and microsurgeon at Yashoda Hospital in Hyderabad, removed the second toe of his left foot – along with its blood vessels, nerves and tendons – and attached it in place of the lost thumb.

    “Thanks to this surgery I have recovered almost 60 per cent of the movement and hopefully in the next few weeks I might recover fully,” said Mr Sundhar, who returned to the UAE last Monday.

    He still suffers some pain but can now hold most things. “I expect there will not be much problem when I start doing my work. I’m already able to write and eat food with my right hand,” he said.

    Dr Reddy said Mr Sundhar first consulted him in October.

    “Because the patient was not psychologically prepared for the surgery, I asked him to come back to me after a month. He came to me for surgery in November and it was performed on November 4.

    “The reconstruction of an amputated thumb is a challenging option. It requires an advanced operation theatre and excellent microsurgery skills. Very few people in India, even in the medical fraternity, know that a toe can replace the amputated thumb.”

    Mr Sundhar was discharged 10 days after his operation.

    “His new thumb now has movement and will have sensation and nail growth in a few weeks,” said Dr Reddy. “The disability of the loss of a thumb is low compared with the loss of any other limb, but its real significance can be felt while doing daily chores like holding a cup, writing, eating food and so on.”

    frahman@thenational.ae

    source: http://www.TheNational.ae / News> UAE News> Health / by Fareed Rahman / March 25th, 2012

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    March 24th, 2012adminArts, Culture & Entertainment

    Thirteen Telugu poets from Krishna district were honoured on the occasion of Ugadi festival by district Collector S.A.M. Rizwi here on Friday. The 13 poets enthralled the audience with their poetry and scholarship in a ‘kavi sammellan’ conducted to celebrate the festival. Poet-scholars G.Vishnu Prasad, G.V.V.B. Sarma, Koka Vimala Kumari, Mudigonda Sitaravamma, Tata Ramesh, M Kripabhai, Muddigoda Sastry, Bhavishya, Vakkala Lanka Ramakrishna, S.Narasimha Raju, Eemani Seshayya participated in the sammellan that was moderated by noted poet Raavi Ranga Rao. District cooperative officer and poet T.H. Nagaraja Rao also had the privilege of participating in the sammellan. The Ugadi celebrations began with vedic chanting by Mantrala Kanaiah and noted astrologer Muttnuri Durga Nageswara Sastry did the ‘panchanga sravanam’. He predicted that there would be good rains this year.

    The ‘kavi sammellan’ was followed by cultural programmes that portrayed the richness of Telugu culture.

    Audience at the Sri Venkateswara Vignana Mandiram were treated to a scrumptious feast of various genres of Telugu Literature at the `Sahiti Vasanthotsavam,’ held here to usher in the Telugu new year, `Nandananama Ugadi.’ Be it the crisp one-liners, or spontaneous lyrics or delightful verse, the literary artistes, Jonnavithula Ramalingeswara Rao, Ramana, B. Ravi Kumar, K. Papayya Sastri and Srinivascharya delighted the audience.

    source: http://www.TheHindu.com / News> Cities> Vijayawada / by Special Correspondent / Guntur, March 24th, 2012

     

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    March 24th, 2012adminBusiness & Economy

    Jeddah:

    A business delegation from the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh visited the Kingdom last week to explore joint ventures, outsourcing and trade alliances in diverse sectors. These included infrastructure, construction, architecture and engineering design, interior design, high-end jewelry, oil-based products, solar water heaters and street lamps, among others.
    The business meet was sponsored and organized by the Andhra Pradesh Youth Welfare Association (APYWA) and Telugu Academy – Jeddah as part of efforts to promote Indian business, companies and traders, especially from the state of Andhra Pradesh.
    Siraj Hassan, a renowned Andhra Pradesh-based architect and interior designer, said that there is a lot of opportunities for architectural and engineering consultants with the booming construction industry in the Kingdom. Hassan has designed wide-ranging prestigious projects across the metropolitans of India through Siraj & Renu Architects and Interior Designers. He said his firm was looking to acquire an outsourcing business related to architectural, engineering and interior design, and received a warm response from various consulting firms in Jeddah and Riyadh.
    The S.S group of companies, which has diverse business interests with a focus on infrastructure projects, was represented by Suresh Bajaj, a well-known businessman from Andhra Pradesh.
    He said that with billion-dollar infrastructure projects throughout the Kingdom, a lot of companies have shown interest in teaming up with their firm.
    Bajaj, whose group also owns Krsala Jewellery which is well-known for its unique antique designs studded with precious stones, said that Saudi jewelers have also shown a keen interest in their products and expressed a willingness to synergize.
    Mir Hyder Ali, managing director at Yakon Trading Company, said his company was already involved in trading various oil-based products such as oil derivatives, filter clay and filter cloth with the Kingdom. The company is now planning to venture into trading food grains and industrial-grade finished products apart from solar water heaters, solar street lamps and solar panels.
    Mir Gazanfar Ali Zaki, APYWA general secretary, said the association was planning to organize an exhibition for handicrafts and artifacts in order to provide market exposure to the fine arts of Andhra Pradesh.
    Zubair Mohammed, president of the association, thanked the Saudi business community for giving a warm reception to the business delegation from Andhra Pradesh.
    He also said such initiatives would go a long way in promoting business and trade relations between the two countries.
    Aijaz Ahmed Khan, vice president of Indian Youth Welfare Association and Jeddah Cricket Association – Jeddah, Syed Baqer Ali, media coordinator at the APYWA and Telugu Academy – Jeddah, Mohammed Irfan, Gulf correspondent Andhra Jyothi and Hans India played vital roles in organizing the business meets. — SG __

    source: http://www.SaudiGazette.com.sa / Marhaba / Saturday, March 24th, 2012

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    March 22nd, 2012adminLeaders, Records, All

    Dr. Sankurathri Chandrasekhar (second from right) after receiving the CNN-IBN’s Real Heroes award from Mukesh Ambani (extreme left), Sachin Tendulkar and Amir Khan (extreme right). / Special Arrangement / The Hindu

    Guntur-based cultural association Aathmiya Arts Theatre will confer the lifetime achievement award as part of the Ugadi festivities on noted physician and ophthalmologist Sankurathri Chandrasekhar on March 22 (Thursday) at 6.30 a.m. at Government Music College grounds.

    Speaking to the mediapersons on Wednesday, Ch. Bhaskar Rao, president, Aathmiya Arts Theatre, said the award was being given away as part of the fourth anniversary celebrations of the association on the auspicious day.

    “Mr. Chandrasekhar, who lost his family in the Air India Kanishka air crash in 1985 near Ireland over Atlantic Ocean, dedicated his life to spreading light in the lives of as many as 1,70,000 people by conducting eye operations,” he added.

    Sixty-nine year-old Chandrasekhar, who founded social service units in Kakinada in memory of his son Karin and daughter Sarada, is carrying out activities in education, health, and disaster management for the poor and downtrodden.

    He received several awards from the Governments of India and the U.S., prominent among them being the Real Heroes honour by the CNN IBN television channel.

    Felicitations

    Mr. Rao said along with Chandrasekhar, several prominent people such as Achanta Venkatratnam Naidu (theatre), C.S.K. Prasad (physician), Kolasani Vishnu Tulasi Prasad (educationist), Prabhakar (film actor), I. Veerabhadra Rao (former Annavaram temple devasthnam member), Thota Silverstar (mimicry), G. Vishnu Prasad (literature), V. Srinivas (MRO, Kankipadu), Satya Vani (singer), and Baby Jahnavi (dancer) will be honoured for their contributions in their chosen fields.

    Former Minister Mandali Buddha Prasad, Tulasi Group of Companies chairman Tulasi Ramachandra Prabhu, Vijayawada ACP B. Satyanarayana, Annayya Charitable Trust president, Bonda Satyanarayana, Booseva Housing MD T. Surya Rao, DCCB president Naraharisetti Srihari Censor Board member K. Dharma Rao, and others will grace the occasion. Later, a musical programme will be held, highlighting, vintage Telugu songs.

    source:http: //www.TheHindu.com / News> Cities> Vijaywada /  by Staff Reporter / March 22nd, 2012

     

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    March 22nd, 2012adminBusiness & Economy, Records, All

    Hyderabad, Mar 22 (IBNS)

    Two Hyderabad researchers — Anthony Vipin Das of LV Prasad Eye Institute and Hemanth Kumar Satyanarayana of Imaginate Software Labs — have been chosen to the MIT Technology Review’s India TR35 list of young Technology Innovators under 35 for 2012.

    They will present their innovation to an audience of 500 innovators including six scientists and researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) at the fourth emerging technologies conference of MIT Technology Review’s, EmTech India, starting March 27 at Banaglore. 

    Anthony Vipin Das, 28, created an application for digitizing medical records at Hyderabad’s LV Prasad Eye Institute, (LVPEI), one of the India’s largest eye hospitals that has treated over 13 million patients till date.

    Designed by Das, the paperless system spans the entire LVPEI pyramid and allows a doctor to access the medical records of a patient from any of its clinics.

    EyeSmart is a distributed database linked to a central database which makes the data at all urban and rural centers available in real time.

    Hyderabad based Hemanth Kumar Satyanarayana of Imaginate Software Labs found that the experience of an average customer in apparel stores isn’t as pleasant as it was a few years ago, with increasing footfalls.

    With shortage of space and no scope for expansion, demand for trial rooms has increased and trial room management by the store owner has become even more difficult and demanding.

    Satyanarayana came up with a technology alternative to the physical trial room, in the form of an augmented reality enabled “virtual trial room” experience.

    Called Trialar, his innovation is a digital interactive platform that helps shoppers try out clothes and accessories instantaneously, virtually, and seamlessly.

    The India TR35 members from Bangalore include Shirish Goyal, 27, of LinkSmart Technologies for creating fool-proof security to prevent data theft; Sumeet Yamdagni, 29, of Instrumentation Scientific Technologies for inventing Optical instruments for Fiber Bragg Grating sensors and Vikas Malpani, 28, of MaxHeap Technologies for bringing communities on a common floor.

    Bangalore’s Anirudh Sharma, 24, of Ducere Technologies was named the Innovator of the Year for creating Haptic shoe for the visually impaired.

    Animesh Nandi, 33, of Bell Labs India, Alcatel-Lucent for devising personalized privacy frameworks.

    Nandi was the only India TR35 member from a Bangalore based multi-national while the rest were from local enterprises.

    The list of 20 innovators from Biomedicine (2), Communications (2), Computing (4), Energy (2), Materials (3), Transportation (2) and Web (5) under the age of 35 for 2012 was announced by the India edition of MIT Technology Review, the world’s oldest technology publication, in Bangalore Sunday.

    The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai, has emerged as India’s hottest technology innovation center with three of its researchers VSK Murthy Balijepalli, 26; Nitin Joshi, 28; and Vanteru Mahendra Reddy, 30, making it to the ‘India TR35 2012 list of young technology innovators’.

    While VSK Murthy Balijepalli of IIT Mumbai was chosen to be part of the India TR35 list for developing a novel method to forecast electricity price, grid frequency and load which can assist in making power grids smarter, Nitin Joshi (also of IIT Mumbai) made to the list for developing dual compartment nanostructures which can encapsulate two anticancer drugs, paclitaxel and curcumin, and deliver them in combination to lung cancer patients.

    Thirty-year-old Mahendra Reddy was chosen for his work on the development of a laboratory scale flameless combustion with liquid fuels by design at IIT Mumbai.

    Abhijit Majumder, 33, from IIT, Kanpur, is another notable winner for his highly innovative chemical adhesives that mimic some natural principles.

    The only woman innovator in this year’s list is Priyanka Sharma, 28, from CSIR-run Institute of Microbial Technology in Chandigarh.

    She developed a plastic chip which uses simple assay techniques to detect toxic materials in the environment quickly and cost effectively.

    Abhijeet Joshi, 28, from the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Ahmedabad, is the sixth public institute winner.

    Using nanotechnologies, Joshi has developed a multifunctional implantable platform to aid disease diagnosis and drug delivery simultaneously.

    “It is heartening to see IITs solving unique Indian problems. This culture of innovation in public institutions will enthuse thousands of bright students pursuing technical programs,” said Pradeep Gupta, Publisher of Technology Review India and a distinguished alumnus of IIT Delhi.

    “Indian youth will be attracted to this innovation ecosystem and India will benefit from their work in the near future,” Gupta added.

    List of India TR35 2012

    BIOMEDICINE

    Abhijeet Joshi, 28, Nanosensors in microspheres, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Ahmedabad

    Nitin Joshi, 28, Making chemotherapy non-invasive, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai

    COMMUNICATIONS

    Shaunak Khire, 22, Enabling businesses to advertise through mobile phone, Camber Tech, Pune

    Venkatesan Oosur Vinayagam, 28, Mobile antakshari, Hexolabs Interactive Technologies, Chennai, Social Innovator of the year

    COMPUTING

    Anthony Vipin Das, 28, Digitizing medical records, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad

    Shirish Goyal, 27, Fool-proof security to prevent data theft, LinkSmart Technologies, Bangalore

    Sumeet Yamdagni, 29, Optical instruments for Fiber Bragg Grating sensors,

    Instrumentation Scientific Technologies, Bangalore

    Hemanth Kumar Satyanarayana, 29, Virtual trial rooms, Imaginate Software Labs, Hyderabad

    ENERGY

    VSK Murthy Balijepalli, 26, Forecasting the price and load of electricity, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai

    Vanteru Mahendra Reddy, 30, Flameless combustion with liquid fuels, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai

    MATERIALS

    Abhijit Majumder, 33, Making stronger adhesives that can imitate nature, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

    Vivek Nair, 23, Carbon nanotubes from carbon emissions, Damascus Fortune, Mumbai

    Priyanka Sharma, 28, Plastic biochip electrochemical sensor for immunosensing applications,

    Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh

    TRANSPORTATION

    Somnath Ray, 35, A viable para-transit mode of mobility, Dplay, Delhi

    Humanitarian of the Year

    Anirudh Sharma, 24, Haptic shoe for the visually impaired. Ducere Technologies, Bangalore

    Innovator of the Year

    WEB

    Sachin Dev Duggal, 28, Moving desktop computer into the cloud, Nivio Technologies, Gurgaon

    Unni Koroth, 26, Open source platform for institute management, Foradian Technologies, Kasaragod

    Vikas Malpani, 28, Bringing communities on a common floor, MaxHeap Technologies, Bangalore

    Jay Meattle, 29, Demand side platform for selling ad inventories, Shareaholic.com, Delhi

    Animesh Nandi, 33, Personalized privacy frameworks, Bell Labs India, Alcatel-Lucent, Bangalore

    source: http://www.IndiaBlooms.com / Environment/Science>Wildlife / by India Blooms News Service / Hyderabad, M arch 22nd, 2012

     

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