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Pune’s @PersistentSys, @Zensar, Kirloskars, KPIT start I4C, a non-profit to mentor product innovators

Top Executives from Pune’s Persistent Systems, Intel Ventures India, Zensar, Deloitte, Kirloskars, KPIT, and a bunch of other companies have come together to create I4C (Inter-Institutional Inclusive Innovations Center), a non-profit public-private-people-media partnership organization that aims to strengthen the product innovation market in India. Excerpts: The primary objective of i4C is to scout, showcase and […]

Pune Becoming an Innovation Hub – Financial Times

Financial Times thinks that Pune is becoming an innovation hub. The city’s economy (and real estate market) is now driven by the presence of two large and growing sectors: automotive manufacturing and information technology. Why is the Pune story so compelling? First is the ecosystem already in place: Willy Praet, a Belgian expat who moved […]

Event Report: “Innovate or Die” – Suhas Kelkar, CTO-APAC, BMC Software

(This is a live blog of Suhas Kelkar’s talk at the SEAP Breakfast Meet. Suhas talked about his experience of building an incubator at BMC Software.) Background Suhas joined BMC Pune and was given the job of creating an innovation incubator within the company. This was the second attempt at creating an incubator in BMC. […]

Innovations 2011 Contest: What product/services can the tech community build for Pune

In the run-up to Innovations 2011 event in Pune this weekend, PuneTech has a contest for the most interesting app that PuneTechies can build for Pune.

MIT (USA) and COEP to hold 5-day design & innovation workshop in Pune – Jan 24-29

Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Media Lab and College of Engineering Pune (CoEP) will host a five-day design and innovation workshop in the city from January 24 to 28. This workshop aims to engage and inspire students across all disciplines in Indian universities in inventing the future. The week-long workshop will engage students in ideation, […]

Pune based Guruji, solar powered LED based learning kit, wins Manthan 2010

Guruji, a solar-powered, LED-based “blackboard” targeting rural education, has won the Manthan 2010 awards for the “Innovation of the Year”. Guruji is a product of Pune based Databyte Equipment Pvt. Ltd. which has been working in the area of multi-lingual hardward and software since 1981. About Guruji Guruji is a programmable, LED based blackboard that […]

Got Cool Technology? Maharashtra wants to give you a free Trade Fair Stall

Do you have some cool new technology that you would like to showcase? In that case, now is your chance to show it for free at the India International Trade Fair 2010 that’s happening in Delhi starting on 14th November, 2010. Basically, Maharashtra has been allocated 11000 sq. ft. at this trade fair to show […]

Panel Discussion: From Jugaad to System Innovation – May 21

What: MCCIA & KPIT Cummins presents a panel discussion on “From jugaad to systematic innovation” When: Friday 21 May 2010 at 6:00 p.m. Where: Hall no. 6 & 7, A wing-5th floor, MCCIA Trade Tower, ICC Complex, SB Road, Pune Registration and Fees: This event is free for all to attend. However prior confirmation is […]

How many innovative small businesses are there in India?

(This essay was written by Kaushik Gala, is taken from his website, where you can find more such essays by him, and is reproduced here with permission. Kaushik is a Business Development Manager at Pune-based startup incubator Venture Center. Please send any comments to galatime@gmail.com) I want to estimate the number of innovative enterprises in […]

Innovations 2010: Event Update

Last Saturday, Pune played host to a number of science and technology innovators from around the country, as a part of the Innovations 2010 conference. Overall it was an interesting conference, a little hat ke. There was much less software/IT/web-2.0 kind of stuff, and much more basic science and technology. Also, it was not all […]