TePP , DSIR is participating in ‘Pride of India exhibition’ during the Indian Science Congress(ISC) at Trivandrum from Jan 3-7 , 2010. During the event Innovators from TePP Outreach Centres across the country will exhibit their innovations in the Exhibition Stalls. Technopark TUC will be co-ordinating the exhibition in Trivandrum for TePP , DSIR .
This is the first time Trivandrum hosts the Science congress.
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Technopark TBI incubatee Innoz won the DELL IDEA LEAGUE CHALLENGE ‘09 held on Dec 18, 2009 at Bangalore. Innoz Technologies. is one of the most innovative and exciting company working on rich mobile and web applications. Innoz featured with SMSGYAN, the technology providing text messaging solutions for businesses and individuals. and web services via SMS & WAP absolutely free of cost. SMSGYAN provides services like Encyclopedia,Dictionary,Movie/Book review, Weather, Stock market, gadget price, Live cricket scores, Acronyms,Alerts,Twitter Hash tag search etc.
BloombergUTV & Dell launched a nationwide business plan competition which was be held across Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Lucknow, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata. Budding entrepreneurs and post graduates presented their ideas and business plan to a joint jury in each city. The grand finale had the participation of business leaders selected from each city.
Also Innoz is one among the 16 Companies to participate in the finals of DFJ-CISCO Global Business Plan Competition and the youngest to receive one on one mentoring from Indian Angel Network. They were part of iAccelerator’09 program in which the Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship(CIIE) at IIM Ahmedabad supported them in their journey to become a world class technology company
Dr. A.S. Rao, former advisor, TePP, DSIR, has called for positive intervention by State as well as non-State players to ensure an entrepreneur-friendly system.
Delivering the inaugural address at the launch of Innovation Lab, aimed at promoting and nurturing entrepreneurship on Dec 15, 2009 at Kochi, Dr. Rao said that everyone should be given an equal opportunity and this will ensure that no bright ideas go untapped. He said that the fear of failure is the stumbling block in the creation of entrepreneurs. Dr. Rao reminded that in entrepreneurship there was no failure but a series of learning and urged youngsters not to be afraid of failure.
Delivering the presidential address, Mr. Mervin Alexander, CEO Technopark, said that if India were to sustain its leadership in the IT sector in the face of stiff competition from other countries that are offering cheaper service, it would need to focus on innovation and research. He said that the State government was promoting research in IT by offering fellowships under its Speed IT programme. The programme aimed at college students was launched in the last academic year. The objective was to assist students pursuing their Master’s degree or Ph.D. in projects relevant to information technology.
“Technopark is playing the role of facilitator in organising interaction with the academia and the industry as part of this programme,” Mr. Alexander said. He expressed disappointment in discussions he had with the industry lamenting that even the top names were not interested in research and innovation but was more interested in “at the moment advantages”. He reminded that erasing failures was important for the start-ups as it would enable them to start afresh.
Yathish G , Initiatives and Product Forum, NASSCOM; Arifa Khan, Founder and CEO, Genius Incubator; and Kris Nair, Executive Director, Opdrage Venture Partners offered felicitations. K.C. Chandrashekharan Nair, Registrar, Technopark TBI welcomed the gathering, and Arun Balachandran, CEO Innovation Lab proposed the vote of thanks.The programme progressed with various session on entrepreneurship by eminent personalities like Dr. Rao, Mr.Yathish, Mr.Mervin Alexander on topics like Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Support offered by NASSCOM to Start up companies and Experience in Promoting Technopark TBI. The session ended with experience sharing by Mr. Sanjay Vijayakumar, CEO, MobME, a succesfully graduated incubatee of T-TBI
A 3 member expert delegation from National Institute of Technical Teachers Training & Research (NITTTR) visited Technopark TBI. The team was led by Dr. Parijat De, Director, NITTTR and included Dr.S.K. Dhameja, Prof in Charge of Entrepreneurship Development & Industrial Co-ordination Dept. . The visit was aimed at exploring first information regarding the establishment and functioning of TBI in the Institute at Chandigarh.
Religare Technova IT Services Ltd. a wholly owned subsidiary of Religare Technova Limited, today announced a strategic alliance with US based Akros TechLabs to act as a Value Added Reseller of Akros’ “CNBSignln Two Factor Authentication product in the Indian, US, European, Middle East and Asia Pacific markets.
Akros is a technology solutions company, focused on developing and marketing cutting- edge solutions for the global mobile technologies industry and has cleared for admission in Technopark TBI. CNBSignin is a patent-pending, software based Two Factor Authentication solution, as opposed to the hardware based solutions that are available in the market today. It uses a non-time based synchronization algorithm and is built using the latest Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). A software based Two Factor Authentication solution does not require dongles or hard tokens and the customers of Banks, Capital Market Companies, and other institutions can secure their online accounts just by using their mobiles.
The Companies now get the benefit of easy administration of this service by doing away with the hassles of maintaining and shipping hardware based dongies and hard tokens to their customer base. Another added advantage of this solution is that it easily integrates with the Company’s base application and eliminates the need to host separate authentication servers and the costs associated with such infrastructure.
Sanjay Padode, CEO, Religare Technova Ltd. stated, “E-Frauds are impeding the growth of e commerce, a second level authentication mechanism deployed by e-commerce providers can significantly reduce the Incidents of e-frauds thus providing the end users to transact securely in cyberspace. Religare Technova is pleased to announce its partnership with Akros and to introduce a superior and hassle free software based Two Factor Authentication solution that I am sure will enhance the security of cyberspace transactions”.
Sid Prasanna, Managing Director of Akros TechLabs commented, “We are pleased to work with Religare Technova as our exclusive partner for CNBSignin. I am confident that we will be able to capitalize on the reach and size of Religare Technova. Also, our product being a software based solution is positioned uniquely as opposed to the other hard token based solutions that are currently available. We believe our solution brings significant value to companies along with high level of cost savings.”
A Faculty Development Program(FDP) designed to train and develop professionals in the area of Entrepreneurship Development was inaugurated by Technopark CEO Mr.Mervin Alexander on December 8, 2009. The programme is jointly organised by National Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship (NCIIE), the training arm of Technopark TBI in association with EDII Ahmedabad and is supported by Department of Science & Technology(DST) Govt of India
So many eminent personalities from both industry as well as academic community handled the FDP Sessions. The FDP will equip the participants to act as ‘Resource Persons’ and facilitators of the IEDC activities in the colleges and guide and motivate young students to take up entrepreneurship as their career. The participants were from Kerala and Tamilnadu.
During the inauguration Mr. V.S Sukumaran, Associate Senior faculty, EDII welcomed the participants , Mr. RC Dutt, Expert Consultant,T-TBI delivered the key note address and Mr.KCC Nair, Secretary, T-TBI delivered the vote of thanks.