Nurturing Entrepreneurship: IP strategies boosting national programs like ‘Make in India’ & ‘Startup India’

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 NASSCOM Center of Excellence – IoT & AI in partnership with the European Business and Technology Centre (EBTC) has organised an interactive seminar today on ‘Use of Patent Information Resources’ here at the national capital.

The objective of the seminar was to provide a common platform to the technology-driven Startups, SMEs, Researchers & Product companies and to provide them with a deep understanding of the Patent information resources within the IP framework and consequently leveraging IP for commercial success.

The Chief Guest of the Seminar was Dr Ajai Kumar Garg, Director, Ministry of Electronics & IT, Government of India. He also heads Innovation and IPR Division, Software Industry Promotion Division, International Cooperation – Bilateral Division & Multilateral division at Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India.

While addressing the budding entrepreneurs Dr. Ajai Kumar Garg said, “Intellectual Property and technology management are the key strategic components for start-ups and SMEs to hold a leadership position in a competitive bio-innovation ecosystem. The IPs developed in India help increase the innovation quotient of the country. In this regard, we extend support to start-ups and SMEs in providing a wide range of IP support through our various programmes including a focused program in providing assistance for filing national and global IP”.

Speaking at the seminar Hana Onderkova, IP Head of EBTC, said, “There are two consistent trends that we have noticed, first increasing awareness in the Indian industry and academia regarding the generation of new IP in India, the outcome of which is increased filing of IP from India thus highlighting the potential of Indian innovators in generating world-class IP. Second, we notice increasing predisposition amongst academia and industry to collaborate in developing IP based technologies. These early visible trends have to be supported and amplified”.

Sudhanshu Mittal, Head – CoE Gurugram & Director – Technical Solutions, talked about challenges faced by developer community in generating the intellectual property. As per him, the challenges for the community start with something as basic as identification of what is an IP in the work being done by them which would be worthy of protection. While next level challenges in filing the IP and addressing cost concerns are well known, the initial problem of being able to identify the IP is not even considered a problem. He stated that NASSCOM CoE is taking steps to organize specific sessions focused on how to identify an IP.

The event was attended by more 100 participants from Product Startups, Independent Researchers, Industry Practitioners, and the group of the people who have filed patents in India and Abroad.

Do Mobile announces the launch of S2

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Do Mobile announced the introduction of its Smartphone S2. A startling phone glutted with sophisticated features and applications to redefine your style and socialization.

Capturing every detail vibrantly, Rear 5.0 MP AF camera embedded with flash instantly adds a coin of beauty to every capture and the 2MP Front Selfie Camera benevolences advanced picture quality paired along the high-performance 5MP Auto Focus Rear Camera.

Power packed in 5inch Display, S2 takes end to end rich viewing experience that brings your imagination to life. Powered by 1.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor, the Smartphone delivers blazing super-fast performance for an absolutely unparalleled interface teamed up with 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM (expandable to 32 GB), providing you an edge and smooth functioning. Also, it’s video recording facility, both at the front and back, shall record your memories intact.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Sandeep Mehra, Sales Head India, DO Mobile said, “We always aims at bringing the finest products respect to every walk of every increasing technology at potent prices.  Taking into account of all these wonderful features and specifications loaded in this Smartphone, S2, especially at such affordable price point, certainly hikes to the first choice in budget-buy of every customer”.

S2 runs on the latest Android 7.0 operating system that allows you to multitask and operate smoothly. The phone supports 4G VOLTE allowing the users to enjoy high-speed browsing, downloading, streaming and video calling experience. Now explore unlimited websites, apps, games & everything in 4G.

Watch movies, text or call without interruption, the powerful 3000mAh Li-ion Battery remains super-charged goes on and on and on. The Dual SIM Phone allows smart connectivity options which include Bluetooth, USB Tethering, GPS, Wi-Fi, Hotspot, FM Radio, MP3 Players, Gravity sensor, Proximity sensor etc.

In shades of Silver & Gold, the product is available at MOP of Rs.3990 with leading retail stores across India.

Cloud-based CAD Solution ARES Kudo by Graebert

Graebert™ GmbH revealed the latest state of ARES® Kudo™, its full browser-based DWG editor.Graebert™ GmbH http://www.graebert.com – the pioneer in developing high-performance CAD solutions across desktop, mobile and cloud, revealed today the latest state of ARES® Kudo™, its full browser-based-based DWG editor.

The concept of ARES Kudo was introduced by Robert Graebert, CTO of Graebert, at Graebert’s Annual Meeting four years ago, in Fall 2013. Graebert’s cloud-based CAD solution was first renowned for its collaboration with Onshape®, the first full-cloud 3D MCAD solution whose 2D module Onshape Drawing, released in September 2015, is in fact a custom version of ARES Kudo. Twelve months ago, Graebert announced the phased rollout of the first version of ARES Kudo for its subscribers as part of a unique concept: The “Trinity of CAD”.

Wilfried Graebert, CEO of Graebert commented “The phased roll-out of ARES Kudo’s viewing and sharing features is showing satisfaction. Only a few countries in Asia are left on our rollout plan. We expect now to accelerate the deployment and start enabling the editing features to any of our subscribers willing to try them. A chat system inside ARES Kudo can be used by subscribers to interact with us and ask for the editing features. Non-subscribers will also soon have the possibility to try ARES Kudo, either by activating a trial of ARES Commander 2018 or by visiting https://kudo.graebert.com where a Trial button will be added in the coming days.”

GALAX Announces The GOC Worldwide Online Qualifier 2016 on OC-ESPORTS

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GALAX, a leading manufacturer and innovator of the award winning Nvidia based Graphic Card announces The GALAX Overclocking Carnival 2016, GALAX’s most highlighted annual event. And just like every year, overclockers from all over the world will be competing giving their best in the 2016 edition of The GALAX Overclocking Carnival filled with passion and excitement.

GALAX has confirmed the dates, prizes and stage of the online worldwide qualification phase of the GOC 2016. The online qualification contest is the prelude to the GALAX GOC 2016 Grand Final which will take place in Wuhan, China in mid-December. The qualification phase is open to all overclockers and spans four stages, which include both 2D and 3D challenges.

GALAX GOC 2016 WORLDWIDE QUALIFIER:
The online qualifier is open to all HWBOT members and will be hosted on OC-ESPORTS from October 7th to November 6th 2016. The contest will involve the following stages:

Contest Stages:

  • Stage 1: 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme
  • Stage 2: 3DMark Time Spy
  • Stage 3: 3DMark 11 Physics
  • Stage 4: Super Pi 32M

To enter the competition, simply submit your best benchmark scores on the contest page. The twelve contestants with the highest overall points will each win a ticket to the GALAX GOC 2016 Grand Final live event.

Hardware Restrictions:

  • Only use LGA1151 CPUs
  • Only use 1x GALAX GeForce GTX 1060
  • Only use GALAX memory
  • Only results made on or after Oct 7, 2016 are accepted
  • CPU and cache frequency limited to 6003.00 MHz or less

Inkspell announced the results of Drivers of Digital Awards 2016 – India Chapter

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Inkspell announced the much awaited results of the Drivers of Digital Awards 2016 – India Chapter (DOD Awards) on 28 September, 2016. This event was conceptualized with the idea of furtherance of the ongoing digital momentum in India. The DOD Awards also aligns itself with the Government’s visionary programmes like ‘Digital India’ and ‘Start-up India’. Dr. Tarang Krishna from Cancer Healer Center was the Chief Guest of the evening.

 

Following were the Winners in various categories in the glittering DOD awards ceremony:

 

Special Awards
Best Digital Enterprise Tech Mahindra
Digital Entrepreneur of the Year Vineet Bajpai
Digital Person of the Year Uday Sodhi
Digital Startup of the Year Indus OS
Digital Agency of the Year WATConsult
Digital Marketing Awards
Best Engagement in a Digital Campaign Vero Moda Campaign by WATConsult
Best Digital Integrated Campaign Reliance #KisseKamyabiKe by Fruitbowl Digital
Best Digital Marketing Analytics HCL Technologies
Best Display Campaign CarTrade Campaign by Sociomantic
Best Display Campaign World TV Premiere of Singh Is Bliing by Zee Entertainment
Best Email Marketing Campaign Via.com by Octane – The Biggest Online Travel Sale Campaign
Best Engagement in a Mobile Campaign Myntra Mini Game by Gameloft
Best Mobile Marketing Campaign Sumit Sambhal Lega Interactive Masthead by Star TV
Best Performance-driven Campaign Reliance Energy Online Reputation Management by Fruitbowl Digital
Best Search Marketing Campaign Royal Sundaram SEO by iProspect
Best Social Media Marketing Campaign Ariel Dads Share the Load by MediaCom
Best Viral Marketing Campaign Trumping Donald – A TE-A-ME Intervention by ARM Digital
Best Innovation in a Digital Campaign Himalaya MEN IPL Campaign by WATConsult
Website Awards
Best Website – Coupons/Deals/Cashbacks GoPaisa.com
Best eCommerce website by a Retail Brand Titan eStore by Titan Company
Best eCommerce website in a Specialised Category Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance
Best Website – Educational Da Vinci Learning by ADG Online
Best Website – Entertainment ESPNcricinfo – CRICIQ by ESPN Digital
Best Website – Financial Services/Banking YES Bank
Best Website – Local language Aaj Tak by India Today Group
Best Website – News content DainikBhaskar.com by Dainik Bhaskar Digital
Best Online Classified Website IndiaMART by IndiaMART InterMESH
Best Website – Travel AWATAR by KSRTC
Best Website – Personal Blog/Website ShoutMeLoud by Harsh Agrawal
Mobile Awards
Best Mobile App – Entertainment SonyLIV App by Prodigitz
Best Mobile App -Financial Services/Banking Moneycontrol by E-Eighteen.com
Best Mobile App – Healthcare/Fitness Stemetil VR by Abbott Healthcare
Innovative Mobile App Karnataka Mobile One by IMI Mobile
Best Mobile App – Game Asphalt Airborne by Gameloft
Best Mobile App – News The Indian Express by IE Online
Best Online Classified Mobile App Talentrack by Fameposter Career Services
Best Mobile App – Travel IRCTC AIR by IRCTC
Digital Financial Awards
Digital Bank of the Year YES Bank
Best Digital Payment Facilitator NextGen Telesolutions
Best Financial Innovation Leopard Integrated Tablet POS and microATM by Evolute Systems
Best Prepaid Card/Product DCB Prepaid Cards by DCB Bank
Best Digital Wallet Pockets by ICICI Bank

 

The objective of the Drivers of Digital Awards was to motivate the agencies and enterprises to continue doing phenomenal work for the uplift of the digital economy in the country. More than 700 Brands, Agencies, and professionals were in competition for the coveted trophy. The ceremony witnessed more than 500 plus professionals from the following industries: Digital marketing, e-Commerce & m-Commerce, Media, FMCG, BFSI, Auto, Electronics, OEMs, Technology and Conglomerates.

New records set by electronica India and productronica India in Bengaluru

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electronica India and productronica India set new records by bringing together 17,968 visitors and 425 exhibitors, representing over 650 companies showcasing innovative products, solutions and technologies from September 21–23 at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre in Bengaluru. The participants were extremely satisfied with the presentation of technologies and accompanying programs at the trade fairs and their growth, recorded in all important areas – the number of visitors, the number of exhibitors and the area occupied.

Bhupinder Singh, CEO of Messe München India said: “2016 marks as the strongest year for the trade fairs with overwhelming feedback from our exhibitors and visitors. At Messe München India, we work closely together with industry stakeholders to offer professional trade fairs keeping in mind the priorities of our customers.”

“We feel that productronica India holds a lot of importance for the industry as it brings all the industry stakeholders under one roof. We have been associated with the trade fair since its inception, so this speaks about the quality of the fair”, said Chris Kimble, Trans Technology India.

A major highlight of the trade fairs was the CEO Forum focusing on the topic ‘Invest in India’ jointly organized with the Electronic Industries Association of India (ELCINA). The program took place for the very first time on 21 September 2016 and brought together delegates looking for new business opportunities across India. About five Indian states including Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Jharkhand, Odisha and Rajasthan participated in the CEO Forum and discussed lucrative investment opportunities for domestic and international electronic manufacturing companies. The state representatives engaged in face-to-face meetings with potential investors as part of our Business 2 Government (B2G) Forum initiative.

Top decision-makers from across India attended the power-packed conferences, which offered them learning and networking opportunities.

Programs such as

· EmbedAsia, an international conference with focus on ‘automotive and avionics’ applications of embedded systems and technologies;

· IoT Conference with focus on ‘Making IoT work, artificial intelligence’;

· India PCB Tech organized jointly with ELCINA focusing on ‘Make PCB in India — strengthening the backbone of electronics manufacturing’ were all well received.

Other key programs, such as IPC India Technical Conference, IPC India Professional Development Workshops and IPC Hand Soldering Competition, conducted by IPC India, were also well attended.

“As buyers, we are always keen to see new technologies and new suppliers in the industry. We met our objectives of attending as we were able to explore a wide range of products and solutions”, said Prashant Singh, Head – Sourcing, Panasonic Automotive India.

Networking programs such as the Buyer Seller Forum generated huge interest and reported strong participation. Top decision makers conducted over 1,000 face-to-face meetings with the exhibitors. Among many others, the following companies participated, representing the application fields automotive, consumer electronics, telecommunications and more – MINDA Corporation, AmaraRaja Electronics, Bosch, LAVA International and L&T Heavy Engineering and many more.

“We engaged in the buyer seller forum that brought together some of the key buyers we were looking for. Our overall participation at electronica India has been fruitful. As industry’s leading trade fair – electronica India brings together a large base of customers together”, said Rajesh R Pranesh, Bosch Automotive India.

Singh concluded by saying: “electronica India and productronica India achieved impressive results with very satisfied exhibitors and visitors. The growth in participation figures reflects the positive outlook of the electronics industry. We are confident that the momentum will continue in the future.”

The next electronica India and productronica India will be held from 14–16 September 2017 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi and will be co-located with LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA to create synergies and added value for attendees.

Electronics retail giant Croma collaborates with OnsiteGo to offer smart protection for gadgets

Electronics retail giant Croma has launched the Spills and Drops Protection plan by OnsiteGo — India’s No. 1 gadget and electronic device protection company — across all of its outlets in the country on Sunday.

 

The Spills and Drops Protection plan is OnsiteGo’s flagship product that has been receiving rave reviews from users. The plan is available for laptops, cameras, phones and tablets. It has been designed to ensure a hassle free ownership experience for the customer. Any damage (physical or liquid) to the gadgets in the first 12 months of ownership will be taken care of by OnsiteGo. The damaged gadget is picked, serviced and delivered at no extra cost to the customer.

Speaking about the collaboration with Croma, Kunal Mahipal, CEO, OnsiteGo said, The partnership with Croma is a landmark partnership for OnsiteGo. Croma is one of the most trusted brands in India. Their focus on customer service is well known. The fact that they chose OnsiteGo to run the damage protection program is a huge vote of confidence in OnsiteGo. We have always put the customer first and that approach has yielded rich dividends for us. With such strong partnerships, we are well on our way to becoming the No. 1 Customer Service Brand in India.

The Spills and Drops Protection plan boasts of comprehensive damage protection features like cover for any repairs caused by physical damage or liquid or moisture logging. A boon for users who worry about broken, cracked or shattered screens, it provides a cover for each of these.

Speaking about the launch, Avijit Mitra, CEO Infiniti Retail said, “Damage protection plans for digital products is part of the overall plan to provide the customers with a bouquet of value added services. After closely evaluating proposals from the top players in the industry, we decided to partner with OnsiteGo who already run our extended warranty service. We were impressed with the customer first philosophy of OnsiteGo. Just like us, they put customer satisfaction above all else. We are confident that the new service will be appreciated by customers’.