News: A Red Letter Day for IITB and SINE
Yesterday (Friday, 3 July 2009) was a red letter day for IITB and SINE. Two of our REVENUE GENERATING SINE companies piloted by youngsters (<30 years old) presented /demonstrated their high-tech (or rather advanced tech) products to a bevy of DST and other public and private officials and have been awarded matching grants from the TePP program.<WWW.dsir.gov.in>
In one demonstration, DST Secretary Prof. Ramaswamy, was escorted from his office to the outdoors of the Ministry’s building by the one foot square flying machine (moving just a meter ahead of him and a meter above the ground – despite his fast pace) This “flyer” built by IDEAFORGE <(www.ideaforge.co.in)> a SINE company setup by students who had extensive “YANTRIKI” experience, also flew around the committee meeting room beaming the proceedings onto a large screen.
Visit youtube videos to see it flying at IITB:
SEDEMAC <www.sedemac.com> a SINE company setup by a young faculty member and his research students presented the results of the testing of their “EcU” – engine control unit – by several of the engine manufacturers on all types of engines. The tests showed that harmful emmissions from the engine were far less than international norms, and fuel consumption was also considerably reduced – prompting some members of the committee to suggest that India should now set the international emission norms, since this project has shown that we could easily beat the current international norms! My heart swelled with pride on this occassion – and as I left the meeting room I was wondering whether I would need a pill, lest it burst! Please join me in congratulating these youngsters (25 to 30 years old) who have worked hard (mostly at Ph.D levels) for over 5 years and are ready to take on the world!