Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam to give away National Awards on Technology

The Former President of India, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam will give away National Awards on Technology on the occasion of Celebration of Technology Day here tomorrow. The Union Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal will preside over the function.

Technology Day is celebrated as a symbol of quest for scientific inquiry and technological creativity and the translation of that quest in the integration of Science, Society and Industry from 1998. On this day, all those who have introduced and commercialized new technological innovations were honoured by the Department of Science & Technology.

In the function, four Products will be launched by the Chief Guest, Dr. A. P. J. AbdulKalam.  He will also present National Awards instituted by Department of Science & Technology and Department of Bio-Technology to the following successful commercialization of indigenous technology by an industrial/individual concern.

(i)                (a) Company Profile – Kritikal Secure Scan Pvt. Ltd., Noida (U.P.)  Kritikal Secure Scan a technology product development company which provides high security and surveillance based product in critical areas like Airport, VIP Zone, and Hotels through computer vision and image processing.

(b) Product Profile Zen Scan® hold the distinction of being completely developed in-house and is an under vehicle scanner system that incorporate the latest security and scanning technology complemented by the largest installation base in India.

(ii)       (a) Company Profile – Neurosynaptic Communication Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore –  The company got Technology Pioneer – 2008 Award in the healthcare area for ReMeDi by the World Economic Forum. It is the only Indian company to receive this recognition in 2008 at World Economic Forum.

(b) Product Profile The company has a indigenously developed a tele-medicine solution called ReMeDi, in collaboration with T-Net Group of IIT, Madras and has developed medical equipment that can record physical and clinical parameter for the diagnosis of a patient remotely by a Doctor. This helps a rural population gain access to quality health care.

(iii)     (a) Company Profile – Aurora Integrated Systems Private Limited, Bangalore, incorporated in 2006, is promoted by a team of young entrepreneurs graduated from IIT with an objective to develop and manufacture small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) primarily for civil anddefence markets. The team has expertise in embedded systems, computer vision solutions, aircraft design, network solutions and guidance & control systems.

(b) Product Profile Unmanned Arial Vehicle (UAV) is designed for over-the-hill reconnaissance to provide image intelligence in real time. It is hand launched with very long capability that is ideal for providing increased situational awareness. UAV is equipped with payloads, including front and side locked electric optic camera(s) with zoom and forward looking infrared. The UAV weigh upto 2 kg with endurance of 1 hour, flying range of 10 km and cruise speed of 55 kmphr. The product is ready for commercialization.

(iv)  (a) Company Profile M/s Veejay Lakshmi Engineering Works Limited, Coimbatore, incorporated in 1974, is in the business of manufacturing textile machineries. The main products being manufactured, with significant market stake, are Two-for-One (TFO) twisting machine and Automatic Cone Winding machine (ACW). The company is presently the only manufacturer of the ACW machine in the country.

(b) Product Profile The company has indigenously developed a new generation Automatic Cone Winding Machine incorporating latest technology in mechatronics and information technology. The Automatic Cone Winder is used in Textile Spinning Mills for post spinning operation for winding yarn from bobbins to cones and the yarn faults are also identified and eliminated by both Electronic Yarn Clearer and Splicer. All the new Electronic Yarn Clearers can be integrated with the new machine.

The National Awards have two components: (i) to the industrial concern, which has successfully commercialized indigenous technology and (ii) to the developer / provider of such technology. Each component carries a cash Award of Rs. 10.00 lakhs along with the Trophy. In addition to this Technology Development Board (TDB) has introduced cash Award of Rs. 5.00 lakhsto be given to maximum three SSI units which have successfully commercialized a technology based product.

Earlier in the day, a Symposium on Changing India will be held in which the following three persons will be the speakers:

1)     Padma Shri Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala, IIT, Madras: – Dr. Jhunjhunwala has been awardedPadma Shri in 2002, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in 1998, Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Award in 1997 and many more National & International honours. He is member of Prime Minister™s Scientific Advisory Committee.

2)     Shri Suhas Gopinath, The youngest CEO, he became entrepreneur at the age of 14 years. At 17 was recognized as the World Youngest CEO by leading medias across the globe including BBC, Washington Times etc.. Awarded Social Innovators Park (SIP) fellow Award in 2009 by SIP, Singapore

3)     Ms. Chhavi Rajawat alumnus of Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi, Mayo College Girls School Ajmer. She topped Management Degree in Marketing & IT. She left corporate life and elected Sarpanch of Gram Panchayat in Distt. Tonk Rajasthan to serve the society at the grass root level.


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