Another member of the High-Tech Defence Innovation Forum – Vihaan Networks Ltd., (VNL) – has won prestigious awards that make us Indians proud and revive hope in indigenous innovation. VNL won the Bronze Award in the Wall Street Journal 2009 Technology Innovation Awards, as well as the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneer Award in 2010 […]Read More Calling Elvis
An Indian invention Rohildev’s RHLvision, which can help people operate gadgets through thumb/ hand gestures, funded through the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo was invited to TechCrunch CES Hardware Battlefield in America to showcase the unique product. Um, TechCrunch CES Hardware battlefield is not a battlefield, totally metaphoric, it is about supporting “the best hardware start-ups in […]Read More Waving the Magic Wand!
With the Chinese Government’s support, China is poised to become the largest 3D Printing market in the world. Just check the official website of the China 3D Printing Technology Industry Alliance and see how busy they are, learning, touring (not as in junket touring), adapting, applying… A US company is going to print an electric car […]Read More Printing Cars, not just Parking them, in your Garage
High-tech SMEs in the Indian “brick and mortar space” The other day, a small, high-tech Indian firm informed us of the Kafkaesque obstacles it was facing in winning an order from a Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) for a path-breaking technology – because… Procurement rules in our country insist that an SME selling a new high-tech […]Read More Catch 22 or Kafkaesque Nightmare
Everything is connected. To have a high-tech sector, the country needs a strong manufacturing sector, a sound economy and sound finances. Instead, it seems “India’s fiscal deficit in the first ten months of the 2013/14 financial year (at 5.33 trillion rupees) crossed the target for the whole year”, and “India’s economy grew a slower-than-expected 4.7 percent in […]Read More Need for Sound Public Finances to Fund High-Tech Economy