Bangalore March 15, 2011: MIT Technology Review India will honour the India TR35 -- young technology innovators under 35 – and give them a platform to exhibit their achievements at the Emerging Technologies conference EmTech India 2012 at Bangalore next week.
The host city has emerged as India’s hottest technology innovation city with five innovators from Silicon City making it to this year’ TR35.
They include Shirish Goyal, 27, of LinkSmart Technologies for creating fool-proof security to prevent data theft; Sumeet Yamdagni, 29, of Instrumentation Scientific Technologies for inventing Optical instruments for Fiber Bragg Grating sensors and Vikas Malpani, 28, of MaxHeap Technologies for bringing communities on a common floor.
Bangalore’s Anirudh Sharma, 24, of Ducere Technologies was named the Innovator of the Year for creating Haptic shoe for the visually impaired. Animesh Nandi, 33, of Bell Labs India, Alcatel-Lucent is cited for devising personalized privacy frameworks.
The list of 20 innovators from Biomedicine (2), Communications (2), Computing (4), Energy (2), Materials (3), Transportation (2) and Web (5) under the age of 35 for 2012 was announced this week by the India edition of MIT Technology Review, the world’s oldest technology publication.
The only woman innovator in this year’s list is Priyanka Sharma, 28, from CSIR-run Institute of Microbial Technology in Chandigarh. She developed a plastic chip which uses simple assay techniques to detect toxic materials in the environment quickly and cost effectively.
The India TR 35 program started in 2010 and in the last two years, Technology Review India has identified 37 young innovators. India lists have so far been dominated by innovators from small and medium size private research institutions.
Social Innovator of the year Venkatesan Oosur Vinayagam, 28, developed a multilingual speech recognition technology enabled mobile music service that is based on the classic Indian musical game of antakshari. The innovation in Mobile Antakshari lies in adding the right usability and technology elements.
Humanitarian of the Year Somnath Ray, 35, redesigned the age-old para-transit vehicle for the disabled that gives them not only mobility, but also a mobile commerce platform.
Full list can be found here: http://www.technologyreview.in/tr35/