New ID device of Light logics grabs attention in the Asian Professional Security Conference, SingaporeSeptember 30, 2009 at 4:56 pm | Posted in 1 | 1 Comment
HoloSecure Card, a highly durable and new generation ID device, developed by Light Logics, a Technopark, Trivandrum based firm, received much attention in the 16th Asian Professional International Security Conference inaugurated today in the Singapore Suntec International Convention Centre. Special Theme of this premier international event with great contemporary importance to the region is Regional Cooperation in Combating Crime and Terrorism. One of the two keynote addresses of the event was on the HoloDecure ID device developed by the Light Logics. In his speech Dr. Ajith Kumar, President and Leading Specialist of Light Logics Holography and Optics and Light Logics International, UAE, presented a technological exposition of this new generation ID card that has much relevance as a highly durable ID device that can be effectively used as digital passport, a citizen ID or in the global fight against terrorism and fraudulence. The card has all the features of the trendy smart card and at the same time holds a holographic chip with high density optical information content. But, in sharp deviation from conventional plastic ID cards with embossed security holograms, the HoloSecure card itself is a hologram with metallic structure and has multilevel security features. Hybrid storage and retrieval capability of the ID device with both electronic and photonic storage and decryption ability is a novel concept in the authentication industry and generated a wave of attention in the event. The two day Conference was inaugurated by Prof. Ho Peng Kee, Senior Minister of State for Law and Home Affairs, Singapore. About 3000 delegates and experts from more than 50 countries participated in the event. As part of the event an international exhibition of latest security technologies and machines from various continents are also going on.
Light Logics has recently developed holographic weapon sight elements, for the first time in the country, and was selected for the prestigious ISBA (Indian Science and Technology Parks and Business Incubators Association) award for the Most Innovative Engineering Design Company, from among the 3500 companies under its umbrella. Dr.Ajithkumar, Founder Director of Light logics is the receipient of TePP Innovation Grant Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India for his project ‘Development of Holographic DNA card’, the next generation unique ID of an individual.
BarCamp Kerala is an ad-hoc gathering rooted in the desire to share and learn in an open & friendly environment. It is an intense yet cool, event with discussions, demos, and strong interactions. The 6th edition of BarCamp Kerala (BCK6), is scheduled on 11th October, 2009, Sunday at Rajagiri College Campus, Ernakulam.
This is the 6th Barcamp in Kerala. Cochin is in no way alien to the BarCamp as there have been 2 barcamps in Cochin previously in the Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT).
BarCamp Kerala is your best chance to meetup all the coolest techies from Kerala. If you are a techie of any scale, do make it to BarCamp Kerala!
More information and registration form at www.barcampkerala.org
The fourth annual conference of Indian STEPs and Business Incubators Association (ISBA) 2010 will be held at Indian Habitat Centre from February 8-10, 2010 at Delhi
ISBA Awards Event shall be held during ISBA 2010, to recognise outstanding startups and entrepreneurs who gained from the Indian Incubation Network.
If you are working on innovation, this is for you. The Awards Committee has carefully chosen the award categories to ensure your participation.
Last year our incubatees MobME and Light logics won the ISBA Award for the Best Innovative Start up in ICT Category and Engineering Category respectively.
Please Email your proposal to the Awards committee at email@example.com on or before Oct 2, 2009 and win your chance to showcase your achievements in the ISBA Awards function at ISBA 2010
For more details visit www.isba.in/isba2010/awards
Information and communication technologiesNew MaterialsBiotechnology , pharmaceutical, chemistryClean technologies(including clean water, environment and clean energy)Engineering/ ManufacturingTechnologies Supporting inclusive growth (rural development, agriculture, healthcare, communication including projects as mitigator for the urban under privileged)
Along with IKMC 2009 IKP Knowledge Park is organizing a Business Plan Competition on “Innovative Products for Global Health”.
The Competition is open to all Indian Startup companies (less than 5 years old) or individuals/teams working on developing innovative products that can impact the health of large populations. An eminent panel of jury will select two teams for award. The award winning teams will be given an opportunity to present their business cases at IKMC2009. They will receive an equity contribution of Rs 25 lacs and mentoring support for three years. We view the culmination of this competition not as an end but the beginning of a process by which winning teams get access to incubation facilities, seed funding, business mentorship and an introduction to the venture capital ecosystem.
For More Details : http://www.ikmc2009.com/businessplan.html
Please send an Executive Summary of your innovation to
Deepanwita Chattopadhyay [firstname.lastname@example.org]
MD & CEO
IKP Knowledge Park (erstwhile ICICI Knowledge Park)
City Off: Level IV, ICICI Bank Tower, Street No 1, 1-11-256 Begumpet,
Site Off: Turkapally, Shamirpet, Ranga Reddy District, Hyderabad 500 078
Tel: +9140 2348 0003/0022, Fax: +9140 2348 0007, Mobile: +9198480 30779
THE MOMENT IS NOW: PRODUCTIZATION TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE ACCESS AND REACH
November 9 – 10, 2009, Taj Krishna, Hyderabad, India
IKP Knowledge Park (erstwhile ICICI Knowledge Park) is organizing the 4th International Knowledge Millennium Conference, IKMC 2009, “The Moment is Now: Productization to Improve Healthcare Access & Reach” on November 9 & 10, 2009 at Hyderabad.
The objective of IKMC2009 is to facilitate Indian entrepreneurs and scientists, working with similar aspirations, in developing appropriate forums to address their unmet needs and build enough momentum to propel the movement.
IKMC2009 will deliberate on how entrepreneurs and established business institutions have achieved this globally and how we can bridge the gap. Dr Bala S Manian, Founder, Reametrix & Director, IKP Knowledge Park is the Conference Chair. Dr. David Kelso, Director, Centre for Innovation in Global Health Technologies & Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, Illinois, USA will deliver the keynote address.
Department of Science and Technology (Govt. of India), Lockheed Martin Corporation along with Indo-US Science and Technology Forum and FICCI conducted a workshop on “Technology Commercialization” as a part of The India Innovation Growth Programme from September 8-18, 2009 in IC2 Institute at the University of Texas in Austin. The India Innovation Growth Programme is a project developed by DST, Govt of India, Lockheed Martin and University of Texas, along with a great team of partners to accelerate new innovative Indian technologies into the markets in United States and around the world. Mr. KC Chandrasekharan Nair, CFO and programme Co-ordinator New Initiatives, Technopark and Secretary Cum Registrar of Technopark TBI attended the Workshop . The workshop educated the participants about the relevance of early technology- based commercialization and the entrepreneurship strategies to accelerate nation’s economic growth, wealth creation, and prosperity sharing, which allow communities and nation to grow and prosper in a sustainable manner.
Mr. KCC Nair held fruitful discussions with the various Malayali Associations in Texas, Austin, Houston and Dallas and the TiE Austin Chapter in Texas regarding the possibilities of offering incubation support to US based start up companies. He said after returning from Texas that the talks were fruitful and more than half a dozen start up companies have shown interest to start operation in Technopark, out of which representatives from three of the companies will be visiting Technopark to explore the possibilities of incubation support and other value added services offered as well as look in to the areas of mutual benefit, potential partnership and collaboration.
The start up companies from Austin that has shown keen interest to launch their operations in Technopark TBI include ‘AKROS’ (Akros Techlab LLC) founded by Mr. Sid Prasanna , ‘eVapt’ founded by Mr. Ranjit K. Nayak and Technology Start up by Mr.Tauseef Khan. ‘Cpositive’, a societal project with Dr.Arun Gandhi as the patron and involved by Mr.Rakesh Sharma, Wing Cmdr (Retd) Ashoka Chakra and Ms.Urmi Sen and a team of eminent personalities also expressed interest to associate with Technopark in a big way
“ I am an Entrepreneur” campaign a big hit with students. Flagged off from Technopark Trivandrum by Union Minister Dr.Shashi Tharoor, “I am an Entrepreneur” campaign has taken the state by a storm. The campaign, initiated by Technopark-TBI/TUC, in association with Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), executed by TechnoFIRST Magazine and sponsored by AIRCEL. The objective of the campaign is to ignite the young minds in the Engineering colleges and Business Schools, changing the Entrepreneurship climate of the state and get more innovators and find out more students start ups right from college campuses. The campaign started off from the Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology and there after covered over nine colleges including SCMS School of Engineering and Technology, Matha College of Technology, Adi Shankara Institute of Engineering & Technology and SNM College. The campaign also reached out to the students at FISAT, Sahradya College of Engineering and Vidya Academy of Science & Technology. The campaign has so far reached about more than three thousand students and the count is on. The campaign was welcomed with great enthusiasm by the students. The campaign got a great response from the students who were enthusiastic to come up with an innovative idea. To sum up the enthusiasm of the students as Cathy Abraham, Rajagiri College of Engineering and Technology said, “the campaign was interesting and at the same time spreading awareness about the opportunities available. I personally am motivated to come up with some innovation to be an entrepreneur”. The level of enthusiasm is unmatched and it seems that during the course of the campaign we would surely get to see more of the same enthusiasm and participation.
The second Project Review Committee (PRC) meeting for monitoring and evaluating the project “A rotary apparatus adapted to perform as, a Variable compression ratio Internal Combustion Engine” by the innovator Shri. Das Ajee Kamath was held at Cochin from September 14-15, 2009. The project is under the review of Technopreneur Promotion Programme Seamless Scale up Support (S3T) (TePP Phase II) of DSIR, Govt. of India. Shri.Ajee Kamath and team demonstrated the second generation prototype of I.C Engine based on RVCR technology. Shri.R.R Abhayankar, Scientist ‘G’, DSIR, Shri.Indu Bhasker, Scientist ‘E’,DSIR, Shri.Arun Seth, Additional Director, DRDO, Prof. (Dr) U.N.Gaitonde, Mechanical Engineering Dept, IIT-Bombay, Dr.K.K.Saju, Reader, Mechanical Engineering, CUSAT, Ms.Mary Thomas and Ms.Surya Thankam, Technical Officers, T-TBI were the members of review committee. The committee visited the administrative office as well as the workshop of the innovator, where the project demonstration was executed. The committee members expressed their satisfaction after reviewing and recommended the release of the next quantum of funds for the project.
The 96th TePP Screening Committee (TSC) meeting held at Ooty on August 11 sanctioned an amount of Rs.7.80lakhs under the TePP Phase I funding scheme of DSIR for the project “Smart Toilet” by the innovator Mr.Hari Sasi.