Indian Scientists & Technocrats: MIT Technological Review

MIT Technological Review is now having an Indian edition, and its contribution in encouraging innovators in India is significant to observe.

Here are some of the top Indian innovators selected by the MIT Technology Review India. The best part is that they are all under the age of 35! An in-depth study and the presence of IITians provide hope for future. And to my surprise, some of the best brains still remain stuck with the knowledge sector without getting allured by the management glamour.

The India TR 35 programme started in 2010 and in the last two years, has identified 37 young innovators.

MIT’s India TR35 2011

Alefia Merchant, University of Montreal, Montreal named as Humanitarian of the Year for developing a novel way of screening children as part of community pediatric ophthalmology project at Narayana Nethralaya.

Sameer Jain, MGV Dental College, Nashik for creating an innovative root canal machine

Ajit Narayanan, Invention Labs Engineering, Chennai named Innovator of the Year for creating Voice device for people with speech disabilities

Aishwarya Lakshmi Ratan, Microsoft Research, Bangalore for creating a hybrid paper, pen, and digital slate solution for a low-cost digital record management system.

Fahad Azad, Robosoft Systems, Mumbai for bridling a duct cleaning robot to improve quality of the air we breathe.

Gautam Kumar, RoboticWares, Bhubaneswar named Social Innovator of the year for developing system to detect gas leakages .

Pulkit Gaur, Gridbots, Ahmedabad for inventing underwater robot to clean tanks and reduce water wastage.

Srinivasan Jayaraman, Tata Consultancy Services, Bangalore for devising a secure system using human ECG to authenticate, identify and diagnose.

Harit Soni, Ecolibrium Energy, Ahmedabad for creating smart grid technology to optimize the use of electricity in India.

Sanjoy Ghosh, Logica India, Bangalore for building a device that wirelessly monitors and reports vehicular emission in real-time.

Manav Bhatia, Alcatel-Lucent, Bangalore for securing the Internet service provider’s routing network.

Sushant Sinha, Indian Kanoon, Bangalore for developing a search engine for Indian laws and court judgments.

Krishna Gopal Singh, EnNatura Technology Ventures, Delhi for creating ecofriendly printing ink that reduces harmful emissions by almost 99 percent.

Mayur M. Sadawana, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai for inventing point-of-care multi-analyte sensor.

Akash Lal, Microsoft Research, Bangalore for improving software quality using automated verification.

Akshay Shah, Hexolabs Interactive Technologies, Chennai, for process management generator which can create applications on the fly.

Deepak Ravindran, Innoz Technologies, Gurgaon, for creating a mobile based search engine to deliver information on any topic.

Sagar Bedmutha, Optinno Mobitech, Pune, for developing an intelligent anti-spamming software for mobile phones.

=To be continued

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