Archive for the ‘Innovation’ Category
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One of the world’s top physicians, Dr. Eric Topol, has a prescription that could improve your family’s health and make medical care cheaper. The cardiologist claims that the key is the smartphone. Topol has become the foremost expert in the exploding field of wireless medicine. Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports.
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For one week, lakhs of people across the country will come together to celebrate Entrepreneurship Week India. Designed to build public awareness and support for entrepreneurship, E Week India focuses public attention on today’s biggest opportunities and encourages participants to reflect on their role as leaders and innovators. The campaign is led by the National Entrepreneurship Network and supported by the Wadhwani Foundation.
By far the largest entrepreneurship activity in the country, E Week’s dramatic results in the past – building support for entrepreneurs – is encouraging ever more participation. This year’s E Week is set to engage over 7,00,000 participants. The campaign will see active involvement of more than 30 organizations that support entrepreneurship; corporate entities; industry captains, experts, non-profits, and faculty leaders to inspire, encourage, and guide students.and faculty leaders to inspire, encourage, and guide students.
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Sairee Chahal is Co-Founder, Fleximoms (www.fleximoms.in).
Fleximoms is a work-life and career destination for women in India. Fleximoms works towards creating, enhancing and co-creating workflex opportunities for women professionals. It also helps organizations harness flexibility as a value driver. Seen as a change leader and pioneer in the women and work conversation, Sairee is an ardent workflex advocate.
Sairee has worked in start-up mode as well as in large set-ups in research and consulting capacities. This includes setting up Russia and CIS practice for Heidrick & Struggles HSII http://www.heidrick.com and Confederation of Indian Industry.
Sairee started her career as a journalist with Advertising & Marketing magazine and quickly moved on to set-up world’s first daily for mariners — http://www.newslinkservices.com.
Sairee is a finalist for the Cartier Women’s Award Initiative for 2012 and has been featured on shows like Young Turks, Pioneering Spirit and What Women Want and is an industry influencer shaping the future of work conversation.
Jugaad is both a wake-up call for mature companies with over-developed processes of institutional innovation, and a primer for how to be resourceful with scarce resources. From ordinary men to Intellectuals, low-tech street corner entrepreneurs to large industrial conglomerates, all those who have dared to dream & convert their ideas into reality are here to interact with like minded people who believe in their ideas & have the never die spirit to keep on innovating.
You are welcome to participate & interact with these innovators, mentors & Ideators at CII’s conference Jugaad – Dare to Innovate at The Lalit ,Sahar , Mumbai on 5th Dec 2012
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Rolex Awards are given every two years. Applications have opened for the 2014 Awards, which will be exclusively devoted to young candidates. This means only those aged between 18 and 30 years are eligible to apply. The first set of Awards for Young Laureates took place in 2009 with the idea of supporting visionary young men and women at a critical juncture in their careers. Each Young Laureate will receive 50,000 Swiss francs over a period of two years. In addition, Rolex ensures all winners receive access to its network of more than 100 past Laureates, as well as the benefit of international publicity through media coverage and the Rolex Awards website. - Click Here for how to apply.
While judging the projects, they take into consideration feasibility, originality, sustained impact on people and the environment.
Indian Jury Members in 2012 are Mahrukh Tarapor, Indian born American Museum professional, S. Ramadorai, Vice Chairman – TCS and Gururaj Deshpande, global philanthropist.
Commenting on the Rolex Awards coming to India for the first time, Rebecca Irvin, Head of Philanthropy at Rolex, said: “We believe India is a thought-leader in innovation and enterprise; a concept that is very well embraced and understood in the country. By holding the Awards ceremony in Delhi this year, we are recognizing the spirit of enterprise that prevails in the country.
Date : 27 November 2012, Venue: Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi
For more than 35 years Rolex has honoured extraordinary individuals who possess the courage and conviction to take on major challenges. Each Rolex Award for Enterprise is given for a new or ongoing project anywhere in the world – one that deserves support for its capacity to improve lives, or protect the world’s natural and cultural heritage. These projects have touched all aspects of humanity by expanding knowledge or improving life on the planet.
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Converting algae to biofuel could be a sustainable solution to the need for liquid fuel in the United States, according to U-M researchers. Scientists in the chemical engineering department are working to create an effective method for converting the plant, which can be harvested continuously and grown in any water condition.
THiNK is India’s most unique, thought-provoking and egalitarian platform for ideas from across the globe. THiNK brings together brilliant, cutting-edge minds from an unprecedented range of disciplines. Science. Technology. Medicine. Politics. Business. Media. Religion. Sports. People’s movements. And the Arts. Click Here for more on their website.
Rise is a call to action.
It’s the challenger spirit that leads us to tackle the problems India faces today. It means making decisions – big and small – that change the future. From being one of millions who decide to use less electricity at home, to being the one in a million who designs a revolutionary new technology, we are the ones who must take risks and innovate. We are the ones who will shape India.
This is Rise–the optimism, determination, and grit to take responsibility for a better future.
What is Tipping Point?
India: Vast, heterogenous, disparate. India: Ingenious, enterprising, innovative.
Anywhere else in the world, only one of these could ring true but in India, reality does not exist in a single dimension. There are multiple realities, multiple India’s, each as ‘real’ as the other. If there is an India where water is scarce and hunger is the norm, there is also an India where the cutting-edge is developed and new ground broken every day. There’s an India of shame, and an India of excellence.
And there is a segment of people – niche, driven, and ingenious – who are working to make these two Indias merge.
Innovators who believe there is a way to combat the challenges of India through great ideas, creative solutions and incredible commitment.
This is not ‘jugaad’. These are not stopgap or clumsy ideas to stitch patchy solutions onto a tattered canvas. These are some of the best and brightest minds in the country who have devoted themselves to becoming part of the development process; of driving change, not just enjoying it.
These are the innovators who are working to conquer some of India’s most formidable challenges. They exist in small towns and in our biggest cities. They range from the affluent to the cash-strapped. And they apply themselves to problems that affect thousands, sometimes millions of lives, using their skills and strengths to offer lasting solutions.
To us, they constitute India’s most undervalued asset and that’s where we come in – to find and share these incredible innovations, to spark change and magnify it, to provide a forum where ideas can go from hyperlocal to global; where others can have access to genius and apply these innovations to their own problems.
We’re combing the country to find examples of intelligent, scalable innovation – and we’re going to pick 20 of the best to be featured here, and on the pages of Tehelka. These are some of the most compelling and untold stories of our time – and they reflect yet another India. A country that can meet and master any challenge.
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