Calling Elvis

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 […]

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Waving the Magic Wand!

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 […]

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Catch 22 or Kafkaesque Nightmare

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 […]

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Need for Sound Public Finances to Fund High-Tech Economy

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 […]

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