India Impact of Engineering
Marvel from and for India
INDOvation ?
Buzzwords
• Indovation
– SELCO, Tata Nano

• Reverse innovation
– John Deere, GE

• Poly-centric innovation
– Xerox, Micro...
A different ATM
robust design for rural
conditions

biometric authentication
dispense new and

soiled notes

no air condit...
Largest Footprint of Solar ATMs

60% Vortex Rural ATMs are Solar Powered:
No Air-Conditioning. But, no Shut-down.
5
ERTL Test Certificate
Tested up to 55°C

Vortex ATMs can function without AC
in the harshest summers
6
The ‘always’ ATM
Grid power not
available for days
at a stretch…
But Vortex ATMs
are available
every day

Discovery Channe...
The „anywhere‟ ATM

A Vortex ATM being transported inside a ferry for
installation in the Ganges Delta, Poschim Bongo
8
Awards and Recognition
“One of 10 Start-ups that will
change your life”

Finalist at Asia Innovation Awards
2010
Technolog...
The Microspin Initiative

Inclusive Textile Manufacture
The Technology Gap
Yarn?

Producers get mere piece-rate wages
The Design Challenge
Spinning is done only on huge and complex
machines. How can it be done in a village?
The Microspin Sequence

Is gently carded
Loose Lint
In 3000 sft

Then it is drawn as roving
Finally, it is spun and reeled...
How to build a quality
workforce?
E-learning:
complement to
classroom learning…

14
But hands-on skills?

15
Demographic Dividend,
or Malthusian Catastrophe?

© Skillveri Training Solutions Pvt Ltd

16
So we took welding as an
example…
Auto Industry
needs more than
1.5L welders
immediately
5 Lakh more
welders needed in
inf...
Conventional Skill Training
Gas
Welding

Arc
Welding

TIG

© Skillveri Training Solutions Pvt Ltd

MIG

18
Optimum Sequence for
Skilling
TIG

2-Hands,
double axis

Arc
Welding

One Hand,
double axis

MIG

One Hand,
single axis

4...
Conventional Skill Training is
Expensive
Per hour of practice –
Rs 250 to Rs 450

This results in fewer
hours of practice
...
Aura
• Measure the
skill-elements

• Precisely identify
shortcomings
• Give targeted
feedback
• Graded
improvement
© Skill...
THE “QUALITY” CHALLENGE
Her definition of quality?
NOT “six pieces of currency/sec”
“I should get my money,
even if there is no power”

gramatelle...
„Quality‟ is what the user values
NOT “strength, uniformity, fineness…”
“Feel, Fall, Drape…”

Cloth commands a premium
Existing simulators:
awesome 3D-goggles, but…
• Rs 200 L for a tool?
• Welding & feedback:
on different screens?
• No audi...
Thank you!
Kannan@vortexindia.co.in
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NASSCOM Engineering Summit 2013: Panel Discussion I - India Impact of Engineering: Marvel from and for India - Kannan Lakshminarayan

  1. 1. India Impact of Engineering Marvel from and for India
  2. 2. INDOvation ?
  3. 3. Buzzwords • Indovation – SELCO, Tata Nano • Reverse innovation – John Deere, GE • Poly-centric innovation – Xerox, Microsoft • Frugal Engineering – Renault
  4. 4. A different ATM robust design for rural conditions biometric authentication dispense new and soiled notes no air conditioning required operate on 50W max power gramateller
  5. 5. Largest Footprint of Solar ATMs 60% Vortex Rural ATMs are Solar Powered: No Air-Conditioning. But, no Shut-down. 5
  6. 6. ERTL Test Certificate Tested up to 55°C Vortex ATMs can function without AC in the harshest summers 6
  7. 7. The ‘always’ ATM Grid power not available for days at a stretch… But Vortex ATMs are available every day Discovery Channel featured solar powered Vortex ATM installation in a village bordering the Thar desert, Rajasthan 7
  8. 8. The „anywhere‟ ATM A Vortex ATM being transported inside a ferry for installation in the Ganges Delta, Poschim Bongo 8
  9. 9. Awards and Recognition “One of 10 Start-ups that will change your life” Finalist at Asia Innovation Awards 2010 Technology Pioneer 2011 Vortex joins UN‟s Select Group 9
  10. 10. The Microspin Initiative Inclusive Textile Manufacture
  11. 11. The Technology Gap Yarn? Producers get mere piece-rate wages
  12. 12. The Design Challenge Spinning is done only on huge and complex machines. How can it be done in a village?
  13. 13. The Microspin Sequence Is gently carded Loose Lint In 3000 sft Then it is drawn as roving Finally, it is spun and reeled.
  14. 14. How to build a quality workforce? E-learning: complement to classroom learning… 14
  15. 15. But hands-on skills? 15
  16. 16. Demographic Dividend, or Malthusian Catastrophe? © Skillveri Training Solutions Pvt Ltd 16
  17. 17. So we took welding as an example… Auto Industry needs more than 1.5L welders immediately 5 Lakh more welders needed in infrastructure sector alone, by 2022
  18. 18. Conventional Skill Training Gas Welding Arc Welding TIG © Skillveri Training Solutions Pvt Ltd MIG 18
  19. 19. Optimum Sequence for Skilling TIG 2-Hands, double axis Arc Welding One Hand, double axis MIG One Hand, single axis 40% market share, © Skillveri Training Solutions Pvt Ltd fastest growing demand 19
  20. 20. Conventional Skill Training is Expensive Per hour of practice – Rs 250 to Rs 450 This results in fewer hours of practice © Skillveri Training Solutions Pvt Ltd 20
  21. 21. Aura • Measure the skill-elements • Precisely identify shortcomings • Give targeted feedback • Graded improvement © Skillveri Training Solutions Pvt Ltd
  22. 22. THE “QUALITY” CHALLENGE
  23. 23. Her definition of quality? NOT “six pieces of currency/sec” “I should get my money, even if there is no power” gramateller
  24. 24. „Quality‟ is what the user values NOT “strength, uniformity, fineness…” “Feel, Fall, Drape…” Cloth commands a premium
  25. 25. Existing simulators: awesome 3D-goggles, but… • Rs 200 L for a tool? • Welding & feedback: on different screens? • No audio feedback, especially in local languages © Skillveri Training Solutions Pvt Ltd 25
  26. 26. Thank you! Kannan@vortexindia.co.in

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