Our QualificationsWe are consultants who were associated with IC2 Institute at The University of Texas atAustin with exper...
   In the India DRDO program, we managed a one year pilot program in which we    reviewed over 200 technologies and, alon...
Technology Commercialization Training and Business Development StructureWe believe a combination of remote training, onsit...
Technology Commercialization Project: iMFASTThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants while emp...
Technology Commercialization Project: Logical Medical SystemsThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea cons...
Technology 084: DEPA Multi Insect RepellentTechnology Commercialization Project: DEPA Multi Insect RepellentThis is one of...
Technology K2120 – Reliability and Durability Testing SystemTechnology Commercialization Project: Reliability and Durabili...
Technology Commercialization Project: Gravity Recommendation EngineThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panide...
Technology Commercialization Project: ClimaGearThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants while ...
TECHNOLOGY 194: Power over EthernetTechnology Commercialization Project: Power over EthernetThis is one of a series of pro...
Technology K2118: Dual Blade Counter Rotating Wind TurbineTechnology Commercialization Project: Dual Blade Counter Rotatin...
EX EC UT IV E S U M MA RYTechnology Commercialization Project: Fruit CoatingThis is one of a series of projects completed ...
Technology K2110 – iTPA Diagnostic MethodTechnology Commercialization Project: iTPA Diagnostic MethodThis is one of a seri...
Technology K2127: CDMA Wireless Microphone with Portable SpeakerTechnology Commercialization Project: CDMA Wireless Microp...
Technology 236: Acoustic Life DetectorTechnology Commercialization Project: Acoustic Life DetectorThis is one of a series ...
Technology 067: High Altitude Pulmonary Oedema (HAPO) ChamberTechnology Commercialization Project: High Altitude Pulmonary...
Technology 104: MentorPortTechnology Commercialization Project: MentorPortThis is one of a series of projects completed by...
Technology 81: Chukungunya Antigen ELISATechnology Commercialization Project: Chukungunya Antigen ELISAThis is one of a se...
Technology 78: Dengue IgM ELISATechnology Commercialization Project: Dengue IgM ELISAThis is one of a series of projects c...
Technology Commercialization Project: Heat Stabilized Narrow FabricsThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panid...
: Detection of IgM antibodies for serodiagnosis of Japanese encepahalitis infectionTechnology Commercialization Project: D...
Technology Commercialization Project: Ceramic Composites Integral ArmourTechnology Commercialization Project: Ceramic Comp...
Technology 028: Electrochromatic WindowTechnology Commercialization Project: Electrochromatic WindowThis is one of a serie...
Technology 86: Herbal Adjuvant :DIP-HIPTechnology Commercialization Project: Herbal Adjuvant: DIP-HIPThis is one of a seri...
Technology 024: Aluminum PalletTechnology Commercialization Project: Aluminum PalletThis is one of a series of projects co...
Technology 027: Liquid Leak Detector Sensor Film and ControllerTechnology Commercialization Project: Liquid Leak Detector ...
Komodo Technologies allows obtaining information in field, in remote locations and in difficult access sendingthe informat...
Breve nombre de la tecnología:                                      Physical and Informatics Security System for Mobil Dev...
Technology 77: Typhigen KitTechnology Commercialization Project: Typhigen KitThis is one of a series of projects completed...
Technology Commercialization Project: Explosive Detection KitThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea cons...
Technology Commercialization Project: High Velocity MicroscopeThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea con...
Technology Commercialization Project: Contactless Restore of RecordsThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panid...
Technology Commercialization Project: Device for Decomposing PVCThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea c...
Technology Commercialization Project: Virtual ColonoscopyThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consulta...
Technology Commercialization Project: Quinazolinone PARP inhibitorsThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panide...
Technology Commercialization Project: Linear Sound TransmissionThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea co...
Technology Commercialization Project: Wireless fetal pulse oximeterThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panide...
Technology Commercialization Project: Electropneumatic actuatorsThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea c...
Technology Commercialization Project: Pulse OximeterThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants w...
Technology Commercialization Project: Fish HormoneThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants whi...
Technology Commercialization Project: Paper PottyThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants whil...
Technology Commercialization Project: Fingerprint Dusting CompositionThis is one of a series of projects completed by Pani...
Technology Commercialization Project: Optical CryocoolerThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultan...
Technology Commercialization Project: Mobile Software PlatformThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea con...
Technology Commercialization Project: Fruit CoatingThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants wh...
Technologies We Have Worked With
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  1. 1. Our QualificationsWe are consultants who were associated with IC2 Institute at The University of Texas atAustin with experience in running commercialization programs worldwide. For eachprogram, we were responsible for the development of an infrastructure within the countryto manage the commercialization process.The process included, as a first step, developing a local partner who would be responsiblefor finding and performing an initial evaluation of a large group of technologies submittedfor evaluation.The next step was the evaluation of the technologies by commercialization specialistswhose responsibility was to perform an initial evaluation.The third step was the management of a training program for selected innovators to teachthem globalization. This training program included global marketing techniques, patentstrategies, process to enter new markets, technology evaluation processes, and localbusiness techniques.For a selected group of innovators, a more detailed commercialization plan was developed,with discussions with key industry players and a plan for entering new markets in theUnited States and elsewhere.Finally, for the technologies which were ready, business development processes were runresulting in engagement agreements for sales, licensing, or testing / evaluation of thetechnologies. The specific agreement was catered toward what was defined as the nextstep for the technology.To successfully conclude business development worldwide, we developed a global networkof decision makers for new technologies in multiple areas, including life science, materialscience, biotechnology, information technology, consumer goods, and other areas andsuccessfully conducted evaluation, training, and business development for our clients withthese partners. These partners were engaged in making the programs listed belowsuccessful.  In Hungary, we managed two one year programs in which we reviewed up to 200 technologies each year, completed training programs in entrepreneurship, and developed over ten engagement agreements each year for key technologies to enter worldwide markets.  In the India DST program, we managed four one year programs in which we reviewed up to 250 technologies each year, completed training programs in entrepreneurship in multiple cities, and developed over twelve engagement agreements each year for key technologies to enter worldwide markets.
  2. 2.  In the India DRDO program, we managed a one year pilot program in which we reviewed over 200 technologies and, along with our India partners, developed over thirty engagement agreements within India and worldwide agreements for key technologies. In Mexico, we conducted business development efforts in several one year projects and developed engagement agreements each year for key technologies to enter worldwide markets. In Korea, we conducted business development efforts in several one year projects and developed engagement agreements each year for key technologies to enter worldwide markets.
  3. 3. Technology Commercialization Training and Business Development StructureWe believe a combination of remote training, onsite training, and business developmentprograms provide the best opportunities for economic growth for countries. Here is anoutline of a proposed training program.Webinars – To maximize the onsite training, the webinars should be conducted to preparethem for the training and the evaluation of the technology. In the webinars, we will covertopics such as team analysis, competitors, markets, IP analysis and development of aproduct description. These webinars will be conducted in short (1.5 -2 hour) sessions withassignments for the innovators to complete. We will record these sessions for viewing at alater date and time for innovators who were unable to attend the live session. We willreview the innovators assignments and provide feedback before the training classes. Withthe webinars, the innovators can begin to plan for market entry for their technologies,understand the basic concepts, and have a direction for their technology in advance of theonsite training. With advance training, the innovators will be able to maximize their timeand efforts in the onsite training.On Site Training – The onsite training will be two full days. The subject matter willinclude commercialization strategies, planning, US market analysis, and planning. Becauseof the earlier training, the subject matter and questions will be focused on theirtechnologies and the innovators will be more prepared for the class and have moreadvanced questions. Panidea will staff these sessions with two senior consultants whohave extensive experience in the evaluation and commercialization of new technologiesand are familiar with worldwide markets and can assist the innovators in the process ofmarket entry in sales, licensing, distribution or funding.Business Development – After the course, we will be able to provide a market validationsummary of the technology, where we can provide initial recommendations for directionfor the innovators, even if it would be to hold back on market entry in the immediateterm. For selected technologies, we would propose a business development process formarket entry. This process can be based upon individual technologies or a program for agroup of technologies. It is critical for your organization to find a partner who can providethis service post training. The discussions, answers, and work by the innovators will belost unless your training partner can deliver on this key follow up to the onsite training.
  4. 4. Technology Commercialization Project: iMFASTThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants while employed with the IC2 Institute atThe University of Texas at Austin. The program structure was generally six months of technology evaluation,where the list of options was reduced from several hundred to a viable 12 – 15 technologies selected forbusiness development. In the second six months, we were responsible for taking the innovation to themarketplace, identifying key partners, establishing relationships with these organizations and the key staff,and getting engagement agreements signed by both the company and the innovator to advance thetechnology in the marketplace. Given the program structure, these contacts were identified, relationshipsestablished, and agreement signed within the program timeframes.The key aspect to the process was in the ongoing development of relationships to bring the product to themarketplace. These contacts validated the technology as well and became customers as part of the process.iMFAST, is a platform to enable banks to offer financial services to villagers in rural areas. The systemincludes a transportable computing device that can guide a villager through banking transactions in theirlocal language. The system handles customer identification, data capture, data transmission and while it hasbeen designed for financial services, these core capabilities could be used in e-governance and other verticalsas well.There are design prototypes for customer demos and a pilot program for Corporation Bank began on March8th, 2007. Kasgatta is a village of 240 homes that is roughly 5 miles away from the closest Corporation Bankbranch and about 40 miles outside of Bangalore. As of May 2007, they have created 105 accounts with theassistance of Shreeshakthi, a self-help group, who is being paid a nominal fee by Corporation Bank.
  5. 5. Technology Commercialization Project: Logical Medical SystemsThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants while employed with the IC2 Institute atThe University of Texas at Austin. The program structure was generally six months of technology evaluation,where the list of options was reduced from several hundred to a viable 12 – 15 technologies selected forbusiness development. In the second six months, we were responsible for taking the innovation to themarketplace, identifying key partners, establishing relationships with these organizations and the key staff,and getting engagement agreements signed by both the company and the innovator to advance thetechnology in the marketplace. Given the program structure, these contacts were identified, relationshipsestablished, and agreement signed within the program timeframes.The key aspect to the process was in the ongoing development of relationships to bring the product to themarketplace. These contacts validated the technology as well and became customers as part of the process.The technology is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) software system that helps automate the diagnosis of diseasesin human patients. It was created by Logical Medical Systems out of India. The technology seeks to improvethe accuracy of patient diagnosis and treatment. It identifies over 1700 diseases and is more robust overallthan any other system on the market now. Its’ application architecture, while well suited with some changesto smaller offices, will require fairly sizable enhancements to be accepted in a large enterprise. It’s AI engineis based on Bayesian methods that only work accurately on complex diseases with numerous symptoms(features). It also does not support intuitive “reflexive questioning” that adapts the questions asked based onresponses received. Further, the system only does rudimentary text file loads of patient history and labresults. It will therefore not easily integrate with existing electronic medical records systems for real timedata. These issues will make the system cumbersome to use by practitioners during the examination. Theinventor has not done any formal independent validation testing to prove the accuracy of the diagnosis. Thesystem is almost fully built out and has been used by its inventor now for several years.
  6. 6. Technology 084: DEPA Multi Insect RepellentTechnology Commercialization Project: DEPA Multi Insect RepellentThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants while employed with the IC2 Institute atThe University of Texas at Austin. The program structure was generally six months of technology evaluation,where the list of options was reduced from several hundred to a viable 12 – 15 technologies selected forbusiness development. In the second six months, we were responsible for taking the innovation to themarketplace, identifying key partners, establishing relationships with these organizations and the key staff,and getting engagement agreements signed by both the company and the innovator to advance thetechnology in the marketplace. Given the program structure, these contacts were identified, relationshipsestablished, and agreement signed within the program timeframes.The key aspect to the process was in the ongoing development of relationships to bring the product to themarketplace. These contacts validated the technology as well and became customers as part of the process.Insects are carriers (vectors) of dreaded diseases such as malaria and dengue. Various methods have beenused for the control of these vectors in different ecological conditions with certain limitations. Because of theunavailability of m-toluic acid in India for the manufacture of N,N-diethyl m-toluamide (DEET), there is aneed to develop an alternate effective and safe insect repellent.Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has developed a multi-insect repellent DEPA(diethylphenylacetamide) cream formulation. Extensive studies have been carried out for its bio-efficacy andtoxicity including inhalation. No untoward effect on mammalian systems has been observed. The creamformulation has been accepted and recommended by the Director General Armed Forces Medical Services(DGAFMS).The active ingredient in many commercially available products is diethyl toluamide, popularly known asDEET, the worlds most extensively used protection against mosquito and other insect bites.
  7. 7. Technology K2120 – Reliability and Durability Testing SystemTechnology Commercialization Project: Reliability and Durability Testing SystemThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants while employed with the IC2 Institute atThe University of Texas at Austin. The program structure was generally six months of technology evaluation,where the list of options was reduced from several hundred to a viable 12 – 15 technologies selected forbusiness development. In the second six months, we were responsible for taking the innovation to themarketplace, identifying key partners, establishing relationships with these organizations and the key staff,and getting engagement agreements signed by both the company and the innovator to advance thetechnology in the marketplace. Given the program structure, these contacts were identified, relationshipsestablished, and agreement signed within the program timeframes.The key aspect to the process was in the ongoing development of relationships to bring the product to themarketplace. These contacts validated the technology as well and became customers as part of the process.KNR is a company in the space of Reliability and Durability Testing Systems and is focused upon advancingmaterial, component and structure testing technical services. The company manufactures test equipment forsale as well as offering testing services as a separate revenue stream. The company offers its products andservices in six different industry segments. They have developed a portfolio of customized testing equipmentand simulations technology that is used in a variety of industries such as Automotive, Transportation, CivilEngineering, Energy, Robotics, and Material.KNR has three divisions: (1) Testing System Manufacturing  Develop and build standard testing systems and turn-key test systems (2) Testing Service Business for Automobile, Railroad and Civil Engineering  Testing system operation; testing data reporting and analysis; engineering support; turnkey management; R&D collaboration (Automotive, Train Testing and Civil Engineering Laboratories) (3) Research and Development  World class R&D center  Cooperative network global research centers  Continued development new test technology; upgrade major components.KNR has its own R&D center and manufacturing line in its facility which the company believes is a majorreason it has done so well in the equipment testing market in its home country.
  8. 8. Technology Commercialization Project: Gravity Recommendation EngineThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants while employed with the IC2 Institute atThe University of Texas at Austin. The program structure was generally six months of technology evaluation,where the list of options was reduced from several hundred to a viable 12 – 15 technologies selected forbusiness development. In the second six months, we were responsible for taking the innovation to themarketplace, identifying key partners, establishing relationships with these organizations and the key staff,and getting engagement agreements signed by both the company and the innovator to advance thetechnology in the marketplace. Given the program structure, these contacts were identified, relationshipsestablished, and agreement signed within the program timeframes.The key aspect to the process was in the ongoing development of relationships to bring the product to themarketplace. These contacts validated the technology as well and became customers as part of the process.Gravity Reco Web Services has devised a recommendation agent that is offered as Web-based or standaloneservice to e-commerce companies, or those companies that offer an e-commerce Web site or other servicesthat might provide customized content to consumers. A recommendation agent is a computer-based programthat recommends items to users based on a set of pre-determined criteria, with the purpose of creating moresales for the e-commerce site and increasing customer satisfaction with the site by providing personalized,customized choices that better fit the needs of the customer.Gravity Reco Web Services has entered the prestigious Netflix Competition and is currently within the top 5best competitors, and has ranked as high as second place. According to Neflix, the prize is offered to the firstcompany that can demonstrate 10% better accuracy than what their Cinematch technology can do on thesame training data set – accuracy is a measurement of how closely predicted ratings of movies matchsubsequent actual ratings. However, many of the top recommendation agent developers have chosen not toparticipate in the contest, leaving the competition to mostly academics. This taints the results somewhat as itis hard to determine how Gravity Recon would perform against the market leaders
  9. 9. Technology Commercialization Project: ClimaGearThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants while employed with the IC2 Institute atThe University of Texas at Austin. The program structure was generally six months of technology evaluation,where the list of options was reduced from several hundred to a viable 12 – 15 technologies selected forbusiness development. In the second six months, we were responsible for taking the innovation to themarketplace, identifying key partners, establishing relationships with these organizations and the key staff,and getting engagement agreements signed by both the company and the innovator to advance thetechnology in the marketplace. Given the program structure, these contacts were identified, relationshipsestablished, and agreement signed within the program timeframes.The key aspect to the process was in the ongoing development of relationships to bring the product to themarketplace. These contacts validated the technology as well and became customers as part of the process.“The technology which is the subject of this report, ClimaGear is a temperature regulating apparel technologythat aids in the comfort of outdoor workers/enthusiasts and military personnel. By allowing users to choosethe temperature that comforts them, they are able to remain in their harsh environment without addingstress, discomfort, health problems, or lost productivity. It was developed by Kranthi Vistakula whileattending MIT.ClimaGear was developed to offer users a source of comfort in differing hot or cold climates. Mr. Vistakulaplans to implement ClimaGear into many types of apparel, including coats, jackets, pants, and helmets. Abattery operated prototype jacket with 20 cooling/heating points on the torso and arms has been developedthat is capable of removing 50W of heat. It is mobile, quiet, lightweight, failure tolerant, easy to use, with nomoving parts.He has received a DSIR grant and incubator space from FIIT Delhi. A PCT full utility patent was issued withpriority dating of February 23rd, 2007. All intellectual property is owned by Mr. Vistakula.Competing technologies that provide partial solutions include: phase change materials (PCM), vaporcompression, chemical reaction, and electric variable resistive heating. Yet no current solution is able toprovide the combination of multipurpose warmth and coolness capabilities, sustained temperatures,extended performance, failure tolerance, and mobility that ClimaGear can.
  10. 10. TECHNOLOGY 194: Power over EthernetTechnology Commercialization Project: Power over EthernetThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants while employed with the IC2 Institute atThe University of Texas at Austin. The program structure was generally six months of technology evaluation,where the list of options was reduced from several hundred to a viable 12 – 15 technologies selected forbusiness development. In the second six months, we were responsible for taking the innovation to themarketplace, identifying key partners, establishing relationships with these organizations and the key staff,and getting engagement agreements signed by both the company and the innovator to advance thetechnology in the marketplace. Given the program structure, these contacts were identified, relationshipsestablished, and agreement signed within the program timeframes.The key aspect to the process was in the ongoing development of relationships to bring the product to themarketplace. These contacts validated the technology as well and became customers as part of the process.Power over Ethernet (PoE) is a system to transmit electrical power and data to remote devices over standardtwisted-pair cable in an Ethernet network. This technology is useful for powering IP telephones, low poweredwireless LAN access points, network cameras, remote network switches, embedded computers, and otherappliances where it would be inconvenient, expensive, or infeasible to supply power separately.The Powered Ethernet Splitter (PES) or Powered Ethernet Module (PEM) provide the first commerciallyavailable devices to provide PoE output loads of up to 33 Watts while maintaining compliance with the IEEE802.3af standard. By expanding available power, the PES and PEM devices significantly expand the types andnumber of appliances that can be powered over the network. The PES was designed to “PoE enable” legacynetwork appliances while the PEMs were built to integrate directly into the product designs of networkappliance devices.The developers see the technology as offering the advantage of the power limits of the new 802.3at standardwith the inter-operability of the 802.3af standard.
  11. 11. Technology K2118: Dual Blade Counter Rotating Wind TurbineTechnology Commercialization Project: Dual Blade Counter Rotating Wind TurbineThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants while employed with the IC2 Institute atThe University of Texas at Austin. The program structure was generally six months of technology evaluation,where the list of options was reduced from several hundred to a viable 12 – 15 technologies selected forbusiness development. In the second six months, we were responsible for taking the innovation to themarketplace, identifying key partners, establishing relationships with these organizations and the key staff,and getting engagement agreements signed by both the company and the innovator to advance thetechnology in the marketplace. Given the program structure, these contacts were identified, relationshipsestablished, and agreement signed within the program timeframes.The key aspect to the process was in the ongoing development of relationships to bring the product to themarketplace. These contacts validated the technology as well and became customers as part of the process.The Dual Rotor Counter Rotating Wind Power Generator is a wind generator that utilizes one set of blades tospin the rotor clockwise and another set of blades that spin a rotating stator counterclockwise. Each blade sethas 3 blades. Front blades revolve clockwise and rear blades revolve counterclockwise. High efficiencies inlow speed winds are attained through a dual rotor counter rotating wind turbine system that connects therotor and stator to the blades. The result is a yield rpm of almost double that of current wind turbines for agiven wind speed. The technology was invented for the small to medium sized wind markets.The chief problem the technology solves is improved turbine performance in low-wind conditions: 4.5 mphfor a 1kw wind turbine, as compared to the 6.7 mph required for the single rotor competitor model. Thetechnology is said to generate two times (200%) the power produced by the existing generator in the samewind velocity. Additionally, the wind turbine creates less noise by using centripetal force instead ofcentrifugal force used by the noisier current solutions.AHHA Energy’s patented design utilizes one set of blades to spin the rotor clockwise and another set of bladesthat spin a rotating stator counterclockwise. Nine months of field trials showed a yield of 18kw-20kw (8 m/s)for the dual rotor wind turbine while the Bergey product showed a yield of 8.5kw-10kw (12 m/s). Thetechnology was invented for the small to medium sized wind markets. The technology was developed to be astand-alone product that replaces the need for a single rotor wind generator.
  12. 12. EX EC UT IV E S U M MA RYTechnology Commercialization Project: Fruit CoatingThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants while employed with the IC2 Institute atThe University of Texas at Austin. The program structure was generally six months of technology evaluation,where the list of options was reduced from several hundred to a viable 12 – 15 technologies selected forbusiness development. In the second six months, we were responsible for taking the innovation to themarketplace, identifying key partners, establishing relationships with these organizations and the key staff,and getting engagement agreements signed by both the company and the innovator to advance thetechnology in the marketplace. Given the program structure, these contacts were identified, relationshipsestablished, and agreement signed within the program timeframes.The key aspect to the process was in the ongoing development of relationships to bring the product to themarketplace. These contacts validated the technology as well and became customers as part of the process.The technology which is the subject of this report, fruit coatings, is a water soluble coating that can extend theshelf life of fruits and vegetables by up to two weeks without refrigeration. The coated produce retains all ofits natural characteristics and natural water loss is significantly reduced. The coating can be appliedmanually, allowing the process to be done in rural areas with limited or no electrical power. One liter ofcoating will cover approximately 100 kilograms of fruit.Although India is the world’s second largest producer of fruits and vegetables, approximately 25% of thatproduce spoils and never reaches the consumer resulting in billions of dollars of losses in vegetables alone.The losses are due to the fact that most fruits are harvested slowly by hand and limited refrigeration facilitiesare available for post harvest treatment. By extending the produce’s shelf life, this low cost coating wouldallow farmers to expand their market reach significantly. Primarily, it would help give farmers more time totransport their produce to more distant markets. In addition, by allowing the produce to be stored for alonger time, the coating would help farmers avoid price fluctuations due to gluts in the market and increasetheir overall profits.
  13. 13. Technology K2110 – iTPA Diagnostic MethodTechnology Commercialization Project: iTPA Diagnostic MethodThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants while employed with the IC2 Institute atThe University of Texas at Austin. The program structure was generally six months of technology evaluation,where the list of options was reduced from several hundred to a viable 12 – 15 technologies selected forbusiness development. In the second six months, we were responsible for taking the innovation to themarketplace, identifying key partners, establishing relationships with these organizations and the key staff,and getting engagement agreements signed by both the company and the innovator to advance thetechnology in the marketplace. Given the program structure, these contacts were identified, relationshipsestablished, and agreement signed within the program timeframes.The key aspect to the process was in the ongoing development of relationships to bring the product to themarketplace. These contacts validated the technology as well and became customers as part of the process.RapleGene has developed a product called RapiDx®, a diagnostic method designed to test for a number ofpathogens, including Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeas, E. coliO157:H7, Salmonella spp., Hepatitis B virus, Novel influenza A (H1N1) and Influenza. The Hepatitis C virus kitwill be available in the first quarter of this year. The company is currently developing additional testingcapabilities for RapiDx®, with test kits for at least five new pathogens expected to be available before the endof 2010. RapiDx® employs a technology called iTPA™ (isothermal target and probe amplification), a novelisothermal amplification method in which the target nucleic acids and signal probes are amplifiedsimultaneously in a single tube. The amplified signal probes are detected through the florescent resonanceenergy transfer (FRET) method which does not require any post-amplification process. Additional productsare planned for the future, including a point of care solution.
  14. 14. Technology K2127: CDMA Wireless Microphone with Portable SpeakerTechnology Commercialization Project: CDMA Wireless Microphone with Portable SpeakerThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants while employed with the IC2 Institute atThe University of Texas at Austin. The program structure was generally six months of technology evaluation,where the list of options was reduced from several hundred to a viable 12 – 15 technologies selected forbusiness development. In the second six months, we were responsible for taking the innovation to themarketplace, identifying key partners, establishing relationships with these organizations and the key staff,and getting engagement agreements signed by both the company and the innovator to advance thetechnology in the marketplace. Given the program structure, these contacts were identified, relationshipsestablished, and agreement signed within the program timeframes.The key aspect to the process was in the ongoing development of relationships to bring the product to themarketplace. These contacts validated the technology as well and became customers as part of the process.“The AepelPhone” is the world’s first CDMA Wireless Microphone. The CDMA feature provides excellentsound quality with no background noise and has little influence of signal mixing or chopping, as can occurwith microphones using Bluetooth. The CDMA Development Group says, “CDMA consistently provides bettercapacity for voice and data communications than other commercial mobile technologies”A small wireless headset is worn that transmits a radio signal to a 3”X4”X1” speaker that is worn on thespeaking individual’s hip, projecting a crisp sound quality to small and medium sized audiences. Its small sizeand ultra light weight make the AepelPhone mobile, allowing the speaking individual to continue amplifyingtheir voice while moving around- inside or outside. Ms. Stephanie Niemeyer, Director of Docent Tours at theJack S. Blanton Museum of Art, has expressed an interest in using the AepelPhone to give tours at theMuseum. Niemeyer was particularly impressed by the AepelPhone’s sound quality, light weight, and comfort.The AepelPhone’s speaker/amplifier can additionally be used in AUX mode to amplify music library or DVDfrom computer with an “audio-out” cord to provide excellent sound.
  15. 15. Technology 236: Acoustic Life DetectorTechnology Commercialization Project: Acoustic Life DetectorThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants while employed with the IC2 Institute atThe University of Texas at Austin. The program structure was generally six months of technology evaluation,where the list of options was reduced from several hundred to a viable 12 – 15 technologies selected forbusiness development. In the second six months, we were responsible for taking the innovation to themarketplace, identifying key partners, establishing relationships with these organizations and the key staff,and getting engagement agreements signed by both the company and the innovator to advance thetechnology in the marketplace. Given the program structure, these contacts were identified, relationshipsestablished, and agreement signed within the program timeframes.The key aspect to the process was in the ongoing development of relationships to bring the product to themarketplace. These contacts validated the technology as well and became customers as part of the process.The technology is used to detect and save human beings trapped under the debris of collapsed buildings dueto earth quake or land slide. This equipment is based on highly air sensitive acoustic sensor and audio signalprocessing to clearly listen to the victim’s low frequency sound from below the debris. The sensors andrelated equipment are hermetically sealed and hence it can be used in wet or raining environment after acalamity.The Acoustic life detector has three sub systems, namely probe assembly, electronics control unit and a headphone set. The probe assembly consists of a low frequency acoustic sensor that is highly sensitive, to pickupeven very low human voices or any other sound made by the persons trapped under the debris. The sensoruses a highly sensitive piezoelectric material for converting the sound signal to electrical voltages. The probehead is rigidly coupled with a rigid Aluminum telescopic tube, which can be extended up to 2 m, which willhelp to the probe head through the gap of debris, if required. The electronics unit is designed using ICs. Anamplifier in the assembly gives sufficient output to hear through head phones. It consists of a volume controlswitch and tone selector switch, sensor and headphone sockets. The electronics module is powered by four1.5V AA type battery cells. It is very small and compact and is provided with a nylon waist belt for theoperator to wrap around his waist. The headphone is is a standard stereo type headphone with extendedmicrophone facility for two way communication between the operator and victim
  16. 16. Technology 067: High Altitude Pulmonary Oedema (HAPO) ChamberTechnology Commercialization Project: High Altitude Pulmonary Oedema (HAPO) ChamberThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants while employed with the IC2 Institute atThe University of Texas at Austin. The program structure was generally six months of technology evaluation,where the list of options was reduced from several hundred to a viable 12 – 15 technologies selected forbusiness development. In the second six months, we were responsible for taking the innovation to themarketplace, identifying key partners, establishing relationships with these organizations and the key staff,and getting engagement agreements signed by both the company and the innovator to advance thetechnology in the marketplace. Given the program structure, these contacts were identified, relationshipsestablished, and agreement signed within the program timeframes.The key aspect to the process was in the ongoing development of relationships to bring the product to themarketplace. These contacts validated the technology as well and became customers as part of the process.The HAPO Chamber is a life saving equipment for soldiers positioned at high altitudes. HAPO is a condition inwhich fluid accumulates in lungs causing severe illness. Rapid descent, a treatment of choice, is oftenimpossible due to the topography, adverse weather, or non-availability of transport. In such a scenario,portable hyperbaric bag/chambers present an inexhaustible light weight source of additional oxygenpressure which leads to rapid relief of symptoms of high altitude illness. In the Indian context, the incidenceof HAPO was noted to be as high as 15.5% in a group of fresh inductees who were rapidly transported toaltitudes between 3,355 and 5,490 m (11,000–18,000 ft)2, 3Years of R&D effort coupled with the evaluation has culminated in the development of an automated bag. Theoperating pressure inside the developed bag is 2.5psi vis-à-vis 2psi of the above mentioned internationallyavailable bags, thereby enhancing the virtual descent of the patient and hence the recovery. The developedbag is 2.1m long, 0.65m diameter at the head end and 0.5m diameter at the foot end, with a volume ofapproximately 600 liters to accommodate the HAPO patient, even with the multiple layers of cold-clothing.The bag is provided with a pre-set leak control valve to bleed continuously at a rate of 20 liters per minute inorder to avoid the build-up of carbon dioxide inside the bag and a safety pressure relief valve in order toprevent the excessive pressure inside the bag. Several user friendly features have been incorporated in thedeveloped bag. All the materials have been selected to withstand sub-zero temperatures encountered in theusage.
  17. 17. Technology 104: MentorPortTechnology Commercialization Project: MentorPortThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants while employed with the IC2 Institute atThe University of Texas at Austin. The program structure was generally six months of technology evaluation,where the list of options was reduced from several hundred to a viable 12 – 15 technologies selected forbusiness development. In the second six months, we were responsible for taking the innovation to themarketplace, identifying key partners, establishing relationships with these organizations and the key staff,and getting engagement agreements signed by both the company and the innovator to advance thetechnology in the marketplace. Given the program structure, these contacts were identified, relationshipsestablished, and agreement signed within the program timeframes.The key aspect to the process was in the ongoing development of relationships to bring the product to themarketplace. These contacts validated the technology as well and became customers as part of the process.MentorPort is a social network where people offer to providing training and coaching. MentorPort provide aplatform for promoting and registering for Specialized Knowledge Modules (SKMs), which are training eventsrun by mentors and attended by mentees. There are three revenue streams: 1) Fees for conducting SpecialKnowledge Modules (SKMs); 2) Advertising throughout the platform; 3) Sponsors for specific events.With MentorPort, prospective mentors make themselves available to mentees. The innovators of MentorPort,in their research, have seen mentors want to control when and how they interact with mentees, aremotivated by the perception that they successful and respected enough to be considered ‘mentors,’ and areinterested in a platform to give back and help others succeed.There are three revenue streams:  Conducting Special Knowledge Modules (SKMs)  Advertising throughout the platform  Sponsors for specific events.
  18. 18. Technology 81: Chukungunya Antigen ELISATechnology Commercialization Project: Chukungunya Antigen ELISAThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants while employed with the IC2 Institute atThe University of Texas at Austin. The program structure was generally six months of technology evaluation,where the list of options was reduced from several hundred to a viable 12 – 15 technologies selected forbusiness development. In the second six months, we were responsible for taking the innovation to themarketplace, identifying key partners, establishing relationships with these organizations and the key staff,and getting engagement agreements signed by both the company and the innovator to advance thetechnology in the marketplace. Given the program structure, these contacts were identified, relationshipsestablished, and agreement signed within the program timeframes.The key aspect to the process was in the ongoing development of relationships to bring the product to themarketplace. These contacts validated the technology as well and became customers as part of the process.The present innovation is a kit for early detection of Chikungunya (CHIKV) with high degree of sensitivity andspecificity is based on the principle of double antibody sandwich ELISA. CHIKV is an insect-borne virus, of thegenus, Alphavirus, that is transmitted to humans by virus-carrying Aedes mosquitoes in a human subject ofChikungunya infection. The kit will be useful for early clinical diagnosis of Chikungunya virus. Purified rabbitanti-Chikungunya virus polyclonal antibody was coated on the ELISA wells to capture CHIKV antigen inpatient sera. After binding, the rabbit anti-CHIKV antibody was used in a sandwich format. The resultingcomplex is detected using enzyme substrate reaction. Appearance of color change to brown indicates positiveresult.This kit is validated with more than 200 clinical samples (Serum and CSF), collected from recent Chikungunyaoutbreaks in different part of India (2006-2008). It revealed >85% correlation with genetic assays and virusisolation. This kit is also validated for detection of Chikungunya virus antigen in infected culture supernatant.This kit is also evaluated at the Central India Institute of Medical Science (CIIMS), Nagpur, India.Chikungunya has recently emerged as one of the most important arboviral infection of public healthsignificance. Explosive outbreaks were reported in many areas of India and Indian Ocean islands since 2005.Large numbers of imported cases were also reported among travelers in temperate countries. There is noeffective therapy or prophylaxis available against this disease. Therefore early diagnosis plays an importantrole in proper control and effective management of patients.A CHIKV infection is quite painful and death may result. The current method of detection is after the few firstcases are confirmed, most clinics diagnose from symptoms in the field. The kit will be useful for early clinicaldiagnosis of Chikungunya virus through detection of viral antigen even on day 2 of fever
  19. 19. Technology 78: Dengue IgM ELISATechnology Commercialization Project: Dengue IgM ELISAThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants while employed with the IC2 Institute atThe University of Texas at Austin. The program structure was generally six months of technology evaluation,where the list of options was reduced from several hundred to a viable 12 – 15 technologies selected forbusiness development. In the second six months, we were responsible for taking the innovation to themarketplace, identifying key partners, establishing relationships with these organizations and the key staff,and getting engagement agreements signed by both the company and the innovator to advance thetechnology in the marketplace. Given the program structure, these contacts were identified, relationshipsestablished, and agreement signed within the program timeframes.The key aspect to the process was in the ongoing development of relationships to bring the product to themarketplace. These contacts validated the technology as well and became customers as part of the process.Dengue, the most common arboviral illness transmitted worldwide, is caused by infection with 1 of the 4serotypes of dengue virus. Dengue is transmitted by mosquitoes of the genus Aedes, which are widelydistributed in subtropical and tropical areas of the world, and is classified as a major global health threat bythe World Health Organization (WHO).The innovation is a type of medical equipment and reagents in the form of kit for early detection of denguefever. The subject technology is based on indirect ELISA principle, using recombinant dengue proteinantigen. The wells of ELISA plate is coated with recombinant dengue antigens. The Dengue specific antibodiespresent in the test sera bind with antigen. The reaction is further processed with the addition of antihumanIgM-HRP conjugate. The reaction is observed through colorimetric interaction with chromogen. Colordevelopment is indicative of the presence of Dengue virus specific IgM antibodies in the test sample.The technology claims that the cross reactivity with other co-circulating members of flavivirus grous areruled out by employing recombinant antigen; thereby making the kit more specific for dengue virus only.
  20. 20. Technology Commercialization Project: Heat Stabilized Narrow FabricsThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants while employed with the IC2 Institute atThe University of Texas at Austin. The program structure was generally six months of technology evaluation,where the list of options was reduced from several hundred to a viable 12 – 15 technologies selected forbusiness development. In the second six months, we were responsible for taking the innovation to themarketplace, identifying key partners, establishing relationships with these organizations and the key staff,and getting engagement agreements signed by both the company and the innovator to advance thetechnology in the marketplace. Given the program structure, these contacts were identified, relationshipsestablished, and agreement signed within the program timeframes.The key aspect to the process was in the ongoing development of relationships to bring the product to themarketplace. These contacts validated the technology as well and became customers as part of the process.The technology, Heat Stabilized Narrow Fabrics, is a heat setting process that leads to improvement in theelastic recovery property of textile assemblies, viz., nylon and polyester tapes and cordages. The improvedelastic recovery (or less permanent set) leads to improved life of materials during usage that involvescyclic/repeated load applications. This technology was developed to minimize the problem of permanent setobserved in parachute rigging line materials when subjected to repeated usage. The technology involves aheat setting machine that has been utilized on an industrial scale providing improved elastic recoveryproperty for the subject material allowing increased usage and longevity of cordage. The primary benefit ofthis technology is focused on improving the elastic recovery properties of cordage and rope. The technologycould be applied to nearly any nylon or poly fiber and increase its longevity and elastic recovery with nochange in material property beyond a slight yellowing.
  21. 21. : Detection of IgM antibodies for serodiagnosis of Japanese encepahalitis infectionTechnology Commercialization Project: Detection of IgM antibodies for serodiagnosis of Japaneseencepahalitis infectionThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants while employed with the IC2 Institute atThe University of Texas at Austin. The program structure was generally six months of technology evaluation,where the list of options was reduced from several hundred to a viable 12 – 15 technologies selected forbusiness development. In the second six months, we were responsible for taking the innovation to themarketplace, identifying key partners, establishing relationships with these organizations and the key staff,and getting engagement agreements signed by both the company and the innovator to advance thetechnology in the marketplace. Given the program structure, these contacts were identified, relationshipsestablished, and agreement signed within the program timeframes.The key aspect to the process was in the ongoing development of relationships to bring the product to themarketplace. These contacts validated the technology as well and became customers as part of the process.Japanese encephalitis (JE) is the most important viral encephalitis of public health significance. It is endemicthrough out south east Asia, including India. This virus is a member of the genus Flavivirus, familyFlaviviridae, and is transmitted between vertebrate hosts by mosquitoes, principally by Culextritaeniorhynchus. Approximately 45,000 JE cases with 10,000 deaths were notified. Annually JE outbreaksare reported at regular interval from many parts of India. There is no effective therapy available against thisdisease. Therefore early diagnosis plays an important role in proper control and effective management ofpatients.This kit is based on indirect ELISA principle, using recombinant protein antigen. The wells of ELISA plate wascoated with recombinant JEV antigens. The JEV specific antibodies present in the test sera bind with antigen.The reaction was further processed with the addition of antihuman IgM-HRP conjugate. The reaction wasobserved through colorimetric interaction with chromogen. Color development is indicative of the presenceof JE virus specific IgM antibodies in the test sample.The cross reactivity with other co-circulating members of flavivirus grous were ruled out by employingrecombinant antigen thereby making the kit more specific for JE virus only.
  22. 22. Technology Commercialization Project: Ceramic Composites Integral ArmourTechnology Commercialization Project: Ceramic Composites Integral ArmourThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants while employed with the IC2 Institute atThe University of Texas at Austin. The program structure was generally six months of technology evaluation,where the list of options was reduced from several hundred to a viable 12 – 15 technologies selected forbusiness development. In the second six months, we were responsible for taking the innovation to themarketplace, identifying key partners, establishing relationships with these organizations and the key staff,and getting engagement agreements signed by both the company and the innovator to advance thetechnology in the marketplace. Given the program structure, these contacts were identified, relationshipsestablished, and agreement signed within the program timeframes.The key aspect to the process was in the ongoing development of relationships to bring the product to themarketplace. These contacts validated the technology as well and became customers as part of the process.The present innovation is a unique technology to produce lightweight, maintenance-free and easily repairablemultifunctional engineered material known as Ceramic Composite Integral Armour which can be used forstructural requirements and ballistic threats. The innovation is lighter and more efficient than metals and itcan be integrated with the composites to provide alternative solutions to the current bulky metallicstructures with add-on/strap-on armour.The armour combines the structure with ballistic protection and is fabricated by Vacuum Assisted ResistedResin Transfer Moulding (VARTM) process. Ceramic-composite integral armour has ceramic layer, rubberlayer, backing composites structural layer, cover layer and other functional layers such as layers for fire-protection. The ceramic layer provides primary ballistic protection while the composites layer is thestructural layer.Integral armour is lighter as it exploits the benefits of ceramics more than strap-on armour because of theadditional confinement of ceramics achieved due to integration of structure and armour. Its modularconstruction using small ceramic tiles allows for its easy repair after impact and easy compliance withcomplex shapes. There is no need of spall-liner leading to additional weight reduction.
  23. 23. Technology 028: Electrochromatic WindowTechnology Commercialization Project: Electrochromatic WindowThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants while employed with the IC2 Institute atThe University of Texas at Austin. The program structure was generally six months of technology evaluation,where the list of options was reduced from several hundred to a viable 12 – 15 technologies selected forbusiness development. In the second six months, we were responsible for taking the innovation to themarketplace, identifying key partners, establishing relationships with these organizations and the key staff,and getting engagement agreements signed by both the company and the innovator to advance thetechnology in the marketplace. Given the program structure, these contacts were identified, relationshipsestablished, and agreement signed within the program timeframes.The key aspect to the process was in the ongoing development of relationships to bring the product to themarketplace. These contacts validated the technology as well and became customers as part of the process.Defence Laboratory, Jodhpur has designed and developed Electrochromic Windows of size 14” X 18”. Smartwindow technology is based on such materials whose optical properties change in response to a smallelectrical current. The developed windows have ability to dynamically control solar transmission i.e. between17-70% with fast switching time and low DC power consumption from 1 to 3V. Control is possible through adimmer switch or remote control device.Such windows provide 30-40% energy saving in terms of cooling, lightning and peak utility electric loads. Ittransmits high levels of visible light while reflecting invisible solar heat and therefore provides both visualand thermal comfort
  24. 24. Technology 86: Herbal Adjuvant :DIP-HIPTechnology Commercialization Project: Herbal Adjuvant: DIP-HIPThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants while employed with the IC2 Institute atThe University of Texas at Austin. The program structure was generally six months of technology evaluation,where the list of options was reduced from several hundred to a viable 12 – 15 technologies selected forbusiness development. In the second six months, we were responsible for taking the innovation to themarketplace, identifying key partners, establishing relationships with these organizations and the key staff,and getting engagement agreements signed by both the company and the innovator to advance thetechnology in the marketplace. Given the program structure, these contacts were identified, relationshipsestablished, and agreement signed within the program timeframes.The key aspect to the process was in the ongoing development of relationships to bring the product to themarketplace. These contacts validated the technology as well and became customers as part of the process.DIPAS has developed a new herbal adjuvant, called DIP-HIP, and compared its efficacy with completeFreund’s Adjuvant and Alum. Animals were immunized with different antigens. The results indicated thatantigen specific immunoglobulin levels were significantly enhanced by DIP-HIP. The cytokine profile alsocorrelated very well with the Th1 and Th2 type of immune response generated on administration of DIP-HIP.Interestingly, using different strains and different species, DIP-HIP responded better than CFA. Thesustenance of antibody response in the body was for about more than four months using DIP-HIP.The technology is a herbal adjuvant which is an agent that may stimulate the immune system and increase theresponse to a vaccine, without having any specific antigenic effect in itself. It causes no injection site reaction,pyrogenecity or muscular damage. The technology elicits immune response against bacterial, viral andrecombinant proteins, enhances immunogenecity of weak antigens by generating both humoral as well as cellmediated immune response.
  25. 25. Technology 024: Aluminum PalletTechnology Commercialization Project: Aluminum PalletThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants while employed with the IC2 Institute atThe University of Texas at Austin. The program structure was generally six months of technology evaluation,where the list of options was reduced from several hundred to a viable 12 – 15 technologies selected forbusiness development. In the second six months, we were responsible for taking the innovation to themarketplace, identifying key partners, establishing relationships with these organizations and the key staff,and getting engagement agreements signed by both the company and the innovator to advance thetechnology in the marketplace. Given the program structure, these contacts were identified, relationshipsestablished, and agreement signed within the program timeframes.The key aspect to the process was in the ongoing development of relationships to bring the product to themarketplace. These contacts validated the technology as well and became customers as part of the process.This technology is an improved aluminum pallet. With a low weight, but a capacity comparable to similarwood pallets and a price point significantly lower than existing aluminum pallets, this technology wasdesigned to compete directly with wood pallets, the overwhelming market leader. The product is designedpallets for both the one-way air logistics market and for use in “closed-loop” systems, where the pallets areused repeatedly over their useful life. The pallet design is patented based upon its unique structurallyqualities combining a “prominence and depression” form design of the deck boards and an “inner cap system”for the posts. Both of these elements contribute to the pallets’ light weight and high strength. The lightweight of the pallet helps to reduce shipping costs, particularly in air logistics applications, and the palletstrength and durability contributes to a longer useful life as compared to standard wood products.The aluminum pallet is designed to compete directly against the wooden pallet, a trusted and proventechnology that accounts for 93% of the global pallet market. As compared to wood, the aluminum palletoffers the following advantages; it is fireproof, does not require heat treatment or fumigation to comply withinternational shipping standards, lighter weight, cleaner and safer to handle.
  26. 26. Technology 027: Liquid Leak Detector Sensor Film and ControllerTechnology Commercialization Project: Liquid Leak Detector Sensor Film and ControllerThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants while employed with the IC2 Institute atThe University of Texas at Austin. The program structure was generally six months of technology evaluation,where the list of options was reduced from several hundred to a viable 12 – 15 technologies selected forbusiness development. In the second six months, we were responsible for taking the innovation to themarketplace, identifying key partners, establishing relationships with these organizations and the key staff,and getting engagement agreements signed by both the company and the innovator to advance thetechnology in the marketplace. Given the program structure, these contacts were identified, relationshipsestablished, and agreement signed within the program timeframes.The key aspect to the process was in the ongoing development of relationships to bring the product to themarketplace. These contacts validated the technology as well and became customers as part of the process.The Liquid Leak Detection Sensor Film technology is an innovative and cost efficient liquid leak detectionsensor film that can quickly and effectively identify liquid leaks in the semiconductor industry. Thetechnology uses a conductive silver nano ink on a polymer film with a flat band structure to be used easily onthe ground or around pipes and tools as needed. The system communicates via radio frequency and after adetection event; the film can be wiped and reused unlike other cable detection systems.The film is more sensitive to liquids than existing technologies and can detect a liquid leak with one ml ofliquid and the response time is 1-5 seconds. Also, the technology can actually identify the location of the leakin the facility, again reducing response time to the leak. As a result, the film can limit the costs associatedwith hazardous or expensive chemical leaks and associated clean-up efforts.The subject technology can withstand accidental contact or compression that can trigger expensive falsealarms, and the initial cost to install the film is the cheapest in the industry according to the inventor.The liquid leak sensor is a film capable of tampering and pressure acceptance without alarm signaling.
  27. 27. Komodo Technologies allows obtaining information in field, in remote locations and in difficult access sendingthe information to databases in real time for its process. Creates operating and maintenance reports of allkind of assets.Breve descripción del Estatus de Desarrollo de la tecnología y el Tiempo estimado para su comercialización.Por favor incluya información sobre productos o servicios disponibles para esta tecnología. Brevementedescriba el Potencial de Mercado de la tecnología, así como las ventajas de la misma sobre otras tecnologíascompetidoras.The competition industry for KOMODO is defined as “Mobile Middleware Developer”. According to the IDC,the “MM” market rose to USD$424.4 millons in 2003 with a rate of 27.4%. Estimates for 2008 contemplatethat the market will rise to $1,300 million representing an increase of 24.2%. KOMODO solutions will haveamong its operative advantages the capacity for registration through bar code and RFID.Venture Development Corporation estimates that the RFID industry will have an annual compound growth of22.6% in 5 years with a market increase of USD$2.7 billion by 2007.Technology Commercialization Project: Komodo TechnologiesThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants while employed with the IC2 Institute atThe University of Texas at Austin. The program structure was generally six months of technology evaluation,where the list of options was reduced from several hundred to a viable 12 – 15 technologies selected forbusiness development. In the second six months, we were responsible for taking the innovation to themarketplace, identifying key partners, establishing relationships with these organizations and the key staff,and getting engagement agreements signed by both the company and the innovator to advance thetechnology in the marketplace. Given the program structure, these contacts were identified, relationshipsestablished, and agreement signed within the program timeframes.The key aspect to the process was in the ongoing development of relationships to bring the product to themarketplace. These contacts validated the technology as well and became customers as part of the process.Komodo Technologies has a suite called KomoSync comprised of three modules. Module 1, OperRoutes, isalready available, SUEZ, largest energy company worldwide, is currently using it. The other two modules,ACT ivo and EMISmobile are in their development stage. ACTivo will be available for its commercialization inFebruary 2007 and EMISmobile by June 2007.
  28. 28. Breve nombre de la tecnología: Physical and Informatics Security System for Mobil DevicesEn lenguaje NO científico o técnico por favor describa “que hace” la tecnología (NO como funciona). 100palabras o menos.Technology Commercialization Project: Portable Device Security SystemThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants while employed with the IC2 Institute atThe University of Texas at Austin. The program structure was generally six months of technology evaluation,where the list of options was reduced from several hundred to a viable 12 – 15 technologies selected forbusiness development. In the second six months, we were responsible for taking the innovation to themarketplace, identifying key partners, establishing relationships with these organizations and the key staff,and getting engagement agreements signed by both the company and the innovator to advance thetechnology in the marketplace. Given the program structure, these contacts were identified, relationshipsestablished, and agreement signed within the program timeframes.The key aspect to the process was in the ongoing development of relationships to bring the product to themarketplace. These contacts validated the technology as well and became customers as part of the process.This technology is breaking a paradigm on physical and informatics security for mobile devices (laptops,iPods, briefcases, purses, etc.) focused on an antitheft process. Such technology will create a secureenvironment for mobile devices and all confidential digital information that may be included.We can clearly illustrate our technology in the first prototype applied to laptops’ security.Is an antitheft security electronic alarm for laptops which also protects information in three different ways,before robbery (neglect robbery), during robbery (physical attack on robbery) and after robbery (selfdestruction of the information). The information is continuously backed up through our automatic back upsystem in real time (when a file is created or modified it is backed up at that time).This technology may be licensed to trademarks for laptop, briefcase and any similar device requiring superiorsecurity.
  29. 29. Technology 77: Typhigen KitTechnology Commercialization Project: Typhigen KitThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants while employed with the IC2 Institute atThe University of Texas at Austin. The program structure was generally six months of technology evaluation,where the list of options was reduced from several hundred to a viable 12 – 15 technologies selected forbusiness development. In the second six months, we were responsible for taking the innovation to themarketplace, identifying key partners, establishing relationships with these organizations and the key staff,and getting engagement agreements signed by both the company and the innovator to advance thetechnology in the marketplace. Given the program structure, these contacts were identified, relationshipsestablished, and agreement signed within the program timeframes.The key aspect to the process was in the ongoing development of relationships to bring the product to themarketplace. These contacts validated the technology as well and became customers as part of the process.The Defense Research Development Organization of India has developed a simple agglutination based antigendetection test where observation can be taken by naked eyes. The innovation rapid diagnostic `typhigen kitusing recombinant DNA technology enables direct detection of the salmonella typhi antigen in the patientsserum within one to three minutes, thus allowing early treatment of the affected persons. It is anagglutination based technology for direct detection of typhoid antigen in clinical samples. It was developedusing immunological and biotechnological techniques. It is highly sensitive and specific system and rapid innature. Serodiagnosis of typhoid using the Widal test is not specific and sensitive; therefore, an alternatemethod of antigen detection was attempted and the kit was developedThe test can be performed on plasma or serum of suspected typhoid patient. It can be performed in thelaboratory and in the field as well. To conduct the test, no special training is required. The reagent can bestored in cold four degree Celsius for more than nine months. To develop the system, we have amalgatedrecombinant DNA technology with immunological techniques.
  30. 30. Technology Commercialization Project: Explosive Detection KitThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants while employed with the IC2 Institute atThe University of Texas at Austin. The program structure was generally six months of technology evaluation,where the list of options was reduced from several hundred to a viable 12 – 15 technologies selected forbusiness development. In the second six months, we were responsible for taking the innovation to themarketplace, identifying key partners, establishing relationships with these organizations and the key staff,and getting engagement agreements signed by both the company and the innovator to advance thetechnology in the marketplace. Given the program structure, these contacts were identified, relationshipsestablished, and agreement signed within the program timeframes.The key aspect to the process was in the ongoing development of relationships to bring the product to themarketplace. These contacts validated the technology as well and became customers as part of the process.The technology which is the subject of this report, Explosives Detection Kit is a compact unit for conductingpreliminary tests on the spot for identification and detection of explosives on hands and surfaces suspected ofcontamination while preparing or carrying explosives. It is designed and developed on the basis of compoundspecific color producing spot test. Four reagents are used for detection of the specific explosive ingredient.The kit has been developed for identification of explosives in pre and post explosion field conditions.The driving benefit of this technology is cost savings. The innovator believes this kit can be commercialized ata cost point which would be reasonable to global markets. Through interviews it seems apparent thatemerging countries would likely be stronger market opportunities for this kit. Cost points will be a majorconsideration for those potential markets.The kit is completely developed and being utilized by various security forces in India. The feedback fromthese security forces has been very encouraging.The kit has been patented in India. Ownership is with the DRDO. The patent was granted on March 8, 1996.Other similar patents around the world exist. In the United States at least five similar patents wereuncovered, so additional research by qualified IP professionals will be needed.
  31. 31. Technology Commercialization Project: High Velocity MicroscopeThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants while employed with the IC2 Institute atThe University of Texas at Austin. The program structure was generally six months of technology evaluation,where the list of options was reduced from several hundred to a viable 12 – 15 technologies selected forbusiness development. In the second six months, we were responsible for taking the innovation to themarketplace, identifying key partners, establishing relationships with these organizations and the key staff,and getting engagement agreements signed by both the company and the innovator to advance thetechnology in the marketplace. Given the program structure, these contacts were identified, relationshipsestablished, and agreement signed within the program timeframes.The key aspect to the process was in the ongoing development of relationships to bring the product to themarketplace. These contacts validated the technology as well and became customers as part of the process.We intend to produce revolutionary new non-linear laser microscopes ready to be placed on the market thatis four times faster and more efficient than the presently available ones and that makes possible themeasurement of the brains electric/physiological activity, photochemical stimulation with kHz-mHz velocity,and directed separation of neurons or their complements with laser.With the help of our equipment scientist can study the work of neuron networks in animal tests or in humanbrain cuts, the synopsis going on in the neurons, and we can elaborate new pharmacological tests.
  32. 32. Technology Commercialization Project: Contactless Restore of RecordsThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants while employed with the IC2 Institute atThe University of Texas at Austin. The program structure was generally six months of technology evaluation,where the list of options was reduced from several hundred to a viable 12 – 15 technologies selected forbusiness development. In the second six months, we were responsible for taking the innovation to themarketplace, identifying key partners, establishing relationships with these organizations and the key staff,and getting engagement agreements signed by both the company and the innovator to advance thetechnology in the marketplace. Given the program structure, these contacts were identified, relationshipsestablished, and agreement signed within the program timeframes.The key aspect to the process was in the ongoing development of relationships to bring the product to themarketplace. These contacts validated the technology as well and became customers as part of the process.There is an invaluable cultural treasure of several thousand of wax cylinders stored in the Museum ofEthnography and Institute for Musicology in Hungary. They contain the early collections of folk music by BelaVikar, Bela Bartok, Zoltan Kodaly and other researchers, in a unique and unrepeatable form. The process ofreplaying the cylinders is destructive. The signal/noise ratio deteriorates after every occasion. The materialof the cylinders is sensitive. Storing, handling or needle tracking problems may lessen replayability.
  33. 33. Technology Commercialization Project: Device for Decomposing PVCThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants while employed with the IC2 Institute atThe University of Texas at Austin. The program structure was generally six months of technology evaluation,where the list of options was reduced from several hundred to a viable 12 – 15 technologies selected forbusiness development. In the second six months, we were responsible for taking the innovation to themarketplace, identifying key partners, establishing relationships with these organizations and the key staff,and getting engagement agreements signed by both the company and the innovator to advance thetechnology in the marketplace. Given the program structure, these contacts were identified, relationshipsestablished, and agreement signed within the program timeframes.The key aspect to the process was in the ongoing development of relationships to bring the product to themarketplace. These contacts validated the technology as well and became customers as part of the process.A device for decomposing PVC based and other plastic waste materials with high halogen content, comprisingcharging, processing, separating and discharging units. A well developed and documented two-step method atlow temperature for the dehalogenation and degradation of the polymer waste into oil, gas and carbon blackform of energy, without any way of the producing any trace of hazardous or inert waste, or demage to theenvironment.
  34. 34. Technology Commercialization Project: Virtual ColonoscopyThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants while employed with the IC2 Institute atThe University of Texas at Austin. The program structure was generally six months of technology evaluation,where the list of options was reduced from several hundred to a viable 12 – 15 technologies selected forbusiness development. In the second six months, we were responsible for taking the innovation to themarketplace, identifying key partners, establishing relationships with these organizations and the key staff,and getting engagement agreements signed by both the company and the innovator to advance thetechnology in the marketplace. Given the program structure, these contacts were identified, relationshipsestablished, and agreement signed within the program timeframes.The key aspect to the process was in the ongoing development of relationships to bring the product to themarketplace. These contacts validated the technology as well and became customers as part of the process.Early detection of colorectal cancer is still a problem. The two most prominent methods for screeningasymptomatic patients are inefficient: Fecal occult blood testing has poor sensitivity for precancerous polyps,while colonoscopy has failed to gain acceptance among patients. Virtual Colonoscopy facilitates thecomputerized examination of the colon. The project aims to implement, test and validate a VirtualColonoscopy Application and Screening Protocol suitable for deployment in clinical practice, with appropriateinterfaces to hospital information systems and clinical work-flow.
  35. 35. Technology Commercialization Project: Quinazolinone PARP inhibitorsThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants while employed with the IC2 Institute atThe University of Texas at Austin. The program structure was generally six months of technology evaluation,where the list of options was reduced from several hundred to a viable 12 – 15 technologies selected forbusiness development. In the second six months, we were responsible for taking the innovation to themarketplace, identifying key partners, establishing relationships with these organizations and the key staff,and getting engagement agreements signed by both the company and the innovator to advance thetechnology in the marketplace. Given the program structure, these contacts were identified, relationshipsestablished, and agreement signed within the program timeframes.The key aspect to the process was in the ongoing development of relationships to bring the product to themarketplace. These contacts validated the technology as well and became customers as part of the process.Increased activation of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) enzyme is a crucial step in the development ofoxidative stress induced cell dysfunction and tissue injury. Oxidative stress also plays a pathogenic role inchronic heart failure and inflammation. It was demonstrated that PARP inhibition can efficiently reduceoxidative myocardial damage, but little is known about its protective mechanism. We prepared a newcategory of PARP inhibitors with no significant toxicity which can be useful for treatment of oxidative stressand inflammation related diseases.
  36. 36. Technology Commercialization Project: Linear Sound TransmissionThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants while employed with the IC2 Institute atThe University of Texas at Austin. The program structure was generally six months of technology evaluation,where the list of options was reduced from several hundred to a viable 12 – 15 technologies selected forbusiness development. In the second six months, we were responsible for taking the innovation to themarketplace, identifying key partners, establishing relationships with these organizations and the key staff,and getting engagement agreements signed by both the company and the innovator to advance thetechnology in the marketplace. Given the program structure, these contacts were identified, relationshipsestablished, and agreement signed within the program timeframes.The key aspect to the process was in the ongoing development of relationships to bring the product to themarketplace. These contacts validated the technology as well and became customers as part of the process.This is a connecting layout, which is able to reproduce the sound by 20 times higher quality compared to thecurrently available High End systems, even in small size closed boxes. The stereophonic sound, which appearsbehind the loudspeakers as well, is created by only two loudspeakers. The invention provides a uniquetechnical solution based on algorithms and methods. The results are proven by measures too. Our system canbe shown everywhere, and patent rights have been applied for them in order to secure exclusive utilizationon a long term.
  37. 37. Technology Commercialization Project: Wireless fetal pulse oximeterThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants while employed with the IC2 Institute atThe University of Texas at Austin. The program structure was generally six months of technology evaluation,where the list of options was reduced from several hundred to a viable 12 – 15 technologies selected forbusiness development. In the second six months, we were responsible for taking the innovation to themarketplace, identifying key partners, establishing relationships with these organizations and the key staff,and getting engagement agreements signed by both the company and the innovator to advance thetechnology in the marketplace. Given the program structure, these contacts were identified, relationshipsestablished, and agreement signed within the program timeframes.The key aspect to the process was in the ongoing development of relationships to bring the product to themarketplace. These contacts validated the technology as well and became customers as part of the process.We are developing a wireless fetal pulse oximeter, which measures the arterial oxygen saturation of the fetusduring labor and birth. Measuring this parameter can be very useful to prevent birth complication andeliminate unnecessary Cesarean-sections. Our novel device overcomes the disadvantage of conventional,catheter-based fetal oximeters that require adjusting the position of the measurement head several timesduring labor, and eliminates the need for a connection cable as well as maternal discomfort caused by thecatheter. We are in prototyping stage.
  38. 38. Technology Commercialization Project: Electropneumatic actuatorsThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants while employed with the IC2 Institute atThe University of Texas at Austin. The program structure was generally six months of technology evaluation,where the list of options was reduced from several hundred to a viable 12 – 15 technologies selected forbusiness development. In the second six months, we were responsible for taking the innovation to themarketplace, identifying key partners, establishing relationships with these organizations and the key staff,and getting engagement agreements signed by both the company and the innovator to advance thetechnology in the marketplace. Given the program structure, these contacts were identified, relationshipsestablished, and agreement signed within the program timeframes.The key aspect to the process was in the ongoing development of relationships to bring the product to themarketplace. These contacts validated the technology as well and became customers as part of the process.Developing multi-functional linear actuators which involve excursion-sensors.The actuators have lowanswering time (about 1 ms) and are able to make big force with good efficiency. Besides, the purpose of thedevelopment is to improve the actuator control (micro-controller combined with PWM amplifier). This makespossible to control/guide the actuators with the PC on USB channel.
  39. 39. Technology Commercialization Project: Pulse OximeterThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants while employed with the IC2 Institute atThe University of Texas at Austin. The program structure was generally six months of technology evaluation,where the list of options was reduced from several hundred to a viable 12 – 15 technologies selected forbusiness development. In the second six months, we were responsible for taking the innovation to themarketplace, identifying key partners, establishing relationships with these organizations and the key staff,and getting engagement agreements signed by both the company and the innovator to advance thetechnology in the marketplace. Given the program structure, these contacts were identified, relationshipsestablished, and agreement signed within the program timeframes.The key aspect to the process was in the ongoing development of relationships to bring the product to themarketplace. These contacts validated the technology as well and became customers as part of the process.The pulse oximeter is a medical device. It determines the oxygenated hemoglobins in the blood. Its principlebased on the red and infrared light absorption characteristics of oxygenated and deoxygenated hemoglobin. Itmeasures the pulserate too. We would like to manufacture it with memory, USB connectivity to make trendsin time. The stored datas will be helpful to make the right diagnose for a patient.
  40. 40. Technology Commercialization Project: Fish HormoneThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants while employed with the IC2 Institute atThe University of Texas at Austin. The program structure was generally six months of technology evaluation,where the list of options was reduced from several hundred to a viable 12 – 15 technologies selected forbusiness development. In the second six months, we were responsible for taking the innovation to themarketplace, identifying key partners, establishing relationships with these organizations and the key staff,and getting engagement agreements signed by both the company and the innovator to advance thetechnology in the marketplace. Given the program structure, these contacts were identified, relationshipsestablished, and agreement signed within the program timeframes.The key aspect to the process was in the ongoing development of relationships to bring the product to themarketplace. These contacts validated the technology as well and became customers as part of the process.The technology which is the subject of this report, Fish Hormone, is two preparations of hormone useful forinduced spawning and propagation of fishes. Named Ovopel and Acipel, the products are targeted to carpproducers and sturgeon producers respectively, though they can serve a select few other farm raised fishbreeds as well, including perch and catfish. The primary benefit for both Ovopel and Acipel is improvedquality of spawning, from both quality of fingerlings to quantity of fingerlings, in a timed and predictableovulation.Other benefits include:· Measured dosage· Elimination of disease risk· Low cost of manufactureAll of these benefits combined make Ovopel and Acipel make the offerings potentially more valuable productsthan what farmers are using today and primary research resulted in strong interest in the product benefits.Both Ovopel and Acipel are in production use in Hungary as well as in Poland. The product is made by handunder the supervision of the inventor and his close associates. Production scalability is questionable and theproduct is not protected by a patent. Strong competition exists with many options available to farmers,including extracting their own spawning aid in the form of pituitary.
  41. 41. Technology Commercialization Project: Paper PottyThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants while employed with the IC2 Institute atThe University of Texas at Austin. The program structure was generally six months of technology evaluation,where the list of options was reduced from several hundred to a viable 12 – 15 technologies selected forbusiness development. In the second six months, we were responsible for taking the innovation to themarketplace, identifying key partners, establishing relationships with these organizations and the key staff,and getting engagement agreements signed by both the company and the innovator to advance thetechnology in the marketplace. Given the program structure, these contacts were identified, relationshipsestablished, and agreement signed within the program timeframes.The key aspect to the process was in the ongoing development of relationships to bring the product to themarketplace. These contacts validated the technology as well and became customers as part of the process.The PaperPotty technology is a corrugated cardboard pocket sized potty chair for toddlers, PottyFlip. It is apre-folded, glued, packaged paperboard potty, folded into the form of a small box, with a waterproofplastic bag inside. When the potty is opened it forms a potty chair. The technology was invented to provide ahygienic, easy to carry, quickly usable, disposable and inexpensive solution for parents and their youngchildren. Children between the ages of 1.5 and 4 years of age are in a transitional stage between usingdiapers and toilets and a portable disposable potty offers convenience during these toilet training years.PottyFlip is an existing product and is currently sold in two convenience store chains (dm-drogeriemarkt,Rossmann) and in two supermarkets (Cora, Auchan). The technology is protected by various patentsinternationally and in the U.S.Competition in this market is highly fragmented, and while there are competitive products they do not havesignificant market power. Options range from simply not having a portable potty solution at all to plastictravel potties built for parents to take when they travel. There is a significant gap in the landscape for aproduct that appeals to small children and is easy and convenient for parents.
  42. 42. Technology Commercialization Project: Fingerprint Dusting CompositionThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants while employed with the IC2 Institute atThe University of Texas at Austin. The program structure was generally six months of technology evaluation,where the list of options was reduced from several hundred to a viable 12 – 15 technologies selected forbusiness development. In the second six months, we were responsible for taking the innovation to themarketplace, identifying key partners, establishing relationships with these organizations and the key staff,and getting engagement agreements signed by both the company and the innovator to advance thetechnology in the marketplace. Given the program structure, these contacts were identified, relationshipsestablished, and agreement signed within the program timeframes.The key aspect to the process was in the ongoing development of relationships to bring the product to themarketplace. These contacts validated the technology as well and became customers as part of the process.This is a provisional release of the Quicklook Report for a Fingerprint Dusting Composition, created by Dr.G.S. Sodhi. It is incomplete, pending additional information from Prof. Sodhi. When additional information isavailable, the Quicklook Report can be completed. The technology which is the subject of this report, asdescribed by Dr. Sodhi, is a fingerprint composition used to find and reconstitute older prints from varioussurfaces. Dr. Sodhi is testing and documenting the effectiveness of his compound as part of an overall processand expects to complete his evaluation in the next two months. At the completion of his evaluation, he expectsto have a proof of concept of the compound and process which can be used to remove fingerprints which aremore than 48 hours old and have been subjected to adverse conditions. For the purposes of this discussion,Dr. Sodhi defines adverse conditions as “not in a controlled environment.”, outside a laboratory withimprecise samples under variable weather conditions. To summarize the fingerprinting process, prints areleft behind by a person on a surface. The prints, whether they be recent or not, can be raised by Dr. Sodhi‟scompound. The perceived advantage to his compound is his ability to find older prints. After the print hasbeen left and reconstituted, the police will use powders and dust the print and use tape to raise the print andremove it from the location for study and analysis by people and computers.
  43. 43. Technology Commercialization Project: Optical CryocoolerThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants while employed with the IC2 Institute atThe University of Texas at Austin. The program structure was generally six months of technology evaluation,where the list of options was reduced from several hundred to a viable 12 – 15 technologies selected forbusiness development. In the second six months, we were responsible for taking the innovation to themarketplace, identifying key partners, establishing relationships with these organizations and the key staff,and getting engagement agreements signed by both the company and the innovator to advance thetechnology in the marketplace. Given the program structure, these contacts were identified, relationshipsestablished, and agreement signed within the program timeframes.The key aspect to the process was in the ongoing development of relationships to bring the product to themarketplace. These contacts validated the technology as well and became customers as part of the process.The technology which is the subject of this report, Optical Cryocooler, is a dual cooler system comprised of anoptical laser-energy cooler with a secondary thermoelectric cooler powered by fluorescent radiation emittedduring operation. Applications that can use this technology are in the aerospace, medical and electronicindustries where specialized components need to operate at extremely low temperatures.Existing cryocooler technologies can operate in the 50-150 Kelvin range, but future operations need to extendlower to the 6-20 Kelvin range. This is difficult with mechanical powered coolers due to excess heat andvibrations that are given off. The benefit of the Optical Cryocooler is that there are no moving parts and thecaptured energy from the initial cooling cycle is used to reduce the temperature more efficiently.Presently the technology is in a very early development stage. It is designed using an existing Indiancryocooler patent and incorporating the thermoelectric shielding onto it. Testing has only been performedwith 2W of power due to the collimater limitation to focus the beam. There is support for testing from anindustry leader to develop a working model.
  44. 44. Technology Commercialization Project: Mobile Software PlatformThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants while employed with the IC2 Institute atThe University of Texas at Austin. The program structure was generally six months of technology evaluation,where the list of options was reduced from several hundred to a viable 12 – 15 technologies selected forbusiness development. In the second six months, we were responsible for taking the innovation to themarketplace, identifying key partners, establishing relationships with these organizations and the key staff,and getting engagement agreements signed by both the company and the innovator to advance thetechnology in the marketplace. Given the program structure, these contacts were identified, relationshipsestablished, and agreement signed within the program timeframes.The key aspect to the process was in the ongoing development of relationships to bring the product to themarketplace. These contacts validated the technology as well and became customers as part of the process.The technology reviewed in this document is a software solution that aids in the development and testing ofembedded software systems used on devices like mobile phones, routers, and others semiconductor devices.At present, the solution is a series of tools that includes the modeling of processors, and the remaining systemcomponents (keyboard, LCD, USB, etc). It also includes verification tools to generate test cases. Future plansinclude the ability to generate an entire design that can be exported and executed on a FPGA (fieldprogrammable gate array) type chip. The benefits of this technology are best illustrated by the diagrambelow. At present, embedded software design is often delayed or hindered until general availability of thehardware to test on. By being able to model hardware functionality prior to availability, the developmentcycle for a new device can be cut almost in half.
  45. 45. Technology Commercialization Project: Fruit CoatingThis is one of a series of projects completed by Panidea consultants while employed with the IC2 Institute atThe University of Texas at Austin. The program structure was generally six months of technology evaluation,where the list of options was reduced from several hundred to a viable 12 – 15 technologies selected forbusiness development. In the second six months, we were responsible for taking the innovation to themarketplace, identifying key partners, establishing relationships with these organizations and the key staff,and getting engagement agreements signed by both the company and the innovator to advance thetechnology in the marketplace. Given the program structure, these contacts were identified, relationshipsestablished, and agreement signed within the program timeframes.The key aspect to the process was in the ongoing development of relationships to bring the product to themarketplace. These contacts validated the technology as well and became customers as part of the process.The technology which is the subject of this report, fruit coatings, is a water soluble coating that can extend theshelf life of fruits and vegetables by up to two weeks without refrigeration. The coated produce retains all ofits natural characteristics and natural water loss is significantly reduced. The coating can be appliedmanually, allowing the process to be done in rural areas with limited or no electrical power. One liter ofcoating will cover approximately 100 kilograms of fruit.Although India is the world’s second largest producer of fruits and vegetables, approximately 25% of thatproduce spoils and never reaches the consumer resulting in billions of dollars of losses in vegetables alone.The losses are due to the fact that most fruits are harvested slowly by hand and limited refrigeration facilitiesare available for post harvest treatment. By extending the produce’s shelf life, this low cost coating wouldallow farmers to expand their market reach significantly. Primarily, it would help give farmers more time totransport their produce to more distant markets. In addition, by allowing the produce to be stored for alonger time, the coating would help farmers avoid price fluctuations

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