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Change before the World Changes around You

Doordarshan, the Indian government controlled bouquet of TV channels has become the butt of jokes. Hardly anybody in the cities watches these channels. The reasons are many, some of the important ones being that the programmes are not flashy like the private channels, the content follows a set of rules for programming that were made…
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29th July 2017 0

Move up the Value Chain

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” India commissioned its first submarine, a Soviet foxtrot class boat, on 08 Dec 1967. Thereafter the country kept buying submarines from Soviet Union and later Germany in the 1980s. The submarine…
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29th July 2017 0

Harnessing New Technologies for Maintenance

Harnessing New Technologies for Maintenance   In manufacturing industry, maintenance is a routine activity carried out to ensure that the plant continues to work efficiently and smoothly. This is essential to ensure planned production. Any breakdown of the plant will lead to losses in the form of loss of work in progress which were mounted…
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24th July 2017 0

Roadmap for Hydrogen Economy India – Hydrogen Production

Hydrogen can be produced commercially using a number of different feed-stocks as well as methods. The most commonly used feed-stock for commercial production of Hydrogen are:- Natural Gas, which is used to produce 48% of total hydrogen produced commercially. Oil, which is used to produce 30% of total hydrogen produced commercially. Coal, which is used…
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12th December 2016 0

India! Get Serious About Hydrogen

As per WHO, India is home to six of the ten most polluted cities in the world when considering PM 2.5 pollution. The Government of India is paying a lot of emphasis on development of cleaner sources of energy. Some of the focus areas are development of solar and wind energy, changing over to Natural…
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12th December 2016 0

Planning for Technology Transfer

In my last post, Technology Transfer, I had discussed various aspects related to transfer of technology. Transfer of technology can take place through a number of mechanisms or modes. These may vary from a sales and service agreement either as an agent or sole distributor, to a subcontracting arrangement, an Original Equipment Manufacturing arrangements (OEM), production licensing,…
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12th December 2016 0

Technology Transfer

Till now, I have discussed in my earlier posts about Technology Management and Technology Forecasting. For and individual firm, once technology forecasting has been completed, depending on the firm’s capability, it may either develop the technology required or start scouting for the availability of the requisite technology. This second activity, which is usually carried out in lesser developed…
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12th December 2016 0

Intellectual Property Regime and Licensing Decision

In my post on Planning for Technology Transfer I had discussed the various aspects that need to be considered while planning transfer of technology from one firm to another. One of the major aspects which influence the arrangement for transfer of technology is the Intellectual Property Right (IPR) Regime in the host country of the technology receiver.…
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14th October 2016 0

Technology Management

Technology is a Greek word derived from the synthesis of two words – Techne, meaning art and Logos, meaning logic or science. Technology thus means the art of logic or the art of scientific discipline. It is the use of science based knowledge to meet a need and acts as a bridge between science and…
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14th October 2016 0

Affordable Knowledge Transfer Can Save MSMEs

Maharashtra is one of the most industrialised states in India. Every major town and city in the state supports a well planned industrial area developed by Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC). MIDC provides businesses with infrastructure such as land (open plot or built-up spaces), roads, water supply, drainage facilities and street lights. What I mean…
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11th October 2016 0