Industry Awards  
    IESA Technovation Sarabhai Award  
Dr. Koppillil Radhakrishnan, is a Technocrat par excellence; a dynamic and resultoriented Manager with very fine personal and inter-personal qualities; an astute Institution-builder with a strategic vision; an able and diligent Administrator with a positive attitude; and an inspiring Leader with a rather rare skill of nurturing leadership in the younger generation.

Dr. Radhakrishan was graduated in Electrical Engineering from Kerala University (1970), completed his PGDM from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (1976) and obtained Doctorate for his thesis titled “Some Strategies for Indian Earth Observation System” from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (2000). He is a Fellow of Indian National Academy of Science (FNASc), Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering (FNAE); Honorary Life Fellow of The Institution of Engineers, India; Honorary Fellow of The Institution of Electrical and Telecommunication Engineers, India; & Member of International Academy of Astronautics. Starting his career as an Avionics Engineer in Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, he held several decisive positions in ISRO in the domains of space launch systems, space applications and space programme management. He had commendably held the post of Director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, the lead centre for launch vehicle technology in ISRO and Director, National Remote Sensing Agency. In his brief stint (2000-2005) in the Ministry of Earth Sciences, he had also been the Founder Director of Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) & the first Project Director of Indian National Tsunami Warning System. He also held several important positions at the international level including Vice Chairman of Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (2001-05), Founder Chairman of Indian Ocean Global Ocean Observing System (2001-06) & Chairman of the Working Group.
It all started with an idea. That of creating hi-fi audio gear. By a young electronic engineer, Ashoke Mukherjee. 40 years on, and Mukherjee's ideas have spawned hundreds of products for residential, commercial, professional audio, and professional power electronics.

With a strong R & D and manufacturing base in India, Sonodyne is one of the few audio companies with in house research, design, prototyping, sourcing, manufacturing and marketing. Sonodyne has a network of strategic marketing and service partners and customers around the world. 2015 is a landmark year as Sonodyne introduces a range of digital active speakers to meet the needs of the computer audiophile, studio engineer, and IT/ AV integrator.

Creativity is the driving factor in Sonodyne. Today, aided by industry standard design and development tools, it is quicker to realize the end results of this creativity. Innovation spurs us on. To look at things in a manner more effective, more optimal, remains our cornerstone. As India's pioneering audio equipment manufacturer, our aim is to introduce new technologies and solutions, not only for the Indian market but also the global arena.
Rangsons Electronics, one of the leading Indian Electronic Systems Design & Manufacturing companies, was established in 1993. Headquartered in Mysore, Rangsons Electronics operates World Class production facilities to support the ever growing requirements for Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) & Product Assembly requirements from customers worldwide.

Rangsons Electronics is one of the fastest growing companies with an established track record of serving customers in India, North America, Europe, Israel, Japan and China. With a relentless focus on quality, delivery and cost, Rangsons Electronics is aiming to be the market leader in High-Mix, High-Tech Electronic Manufacturing Services in Medical, Defense & Aerospace, Telecom, Automotive, Railways and Industrial segments. Operating in world-class, state-of-the-art facilities in Mysore, Rangsons delivers high reliability products that exceed customers’ expectations and that are characterized by flexible volume requirements.

Rangsons has to its credit many Government recognitions and Customer awards which stands as a proof for the consistent quality, on-time delivery and effective costing. Starting from the Industrial Award by Govt. of Karnataka, followed by IPC awards, QCFI awards, STPI IT award, recognitions by Multinationals & OEMs and so on
BuildTrack™ is a company offering unique 'Internet of Things' (IoT) products and solutions. BuildTrack's IoT platform is constituted by hardware, cloud software and Smart Apps, all designed and developed in India. The elements of this platform work together to allow the creation of a broad range of 'IoT' solutions for Residential, Workplace or Township automation uses. These solutions have the ability to deliver Safety, Security, Comfort, Conservation and Operational Efficiency.

They are also uniquely designed address highly variable power & internet infrastructure and broad variation of needs across demographic segments as is typical in India and other emerging markets. BuildTrack hardware is designed for flexibility and offers wired and wifi options of connectivity; works with or without internet access; and also works as retrofits to existing situations to control a broad range of electrical devices from simple lights to motors and pumps. BuildTrack cloud software and apps are highly configurable and offer the flexibility to serve individual homes, offices or complete townships for control and monitoring needs. Through its unique offerings and service capabilities, BuildTrack aims to establish itself as the leader in ushering 'Internet of Things' in India from individual homes all the way to Smart Cities.
SenseGiz is a startup focusing on wearable tech & IoT space that add value to our users lives every single day. Our primary focus is to design products that help keep our users safe, fit, happy and thus empowered.

The FIND is a track & find Bluetooth based tag which can be used to prevent losing/misplacing commonly belongings like keys, bags, pets etc. .

The SenseGiz Star is a wearable smart tech product which can be used as a smartband worn on the wrist or clipped to clothing. It can trigger automatic alarms on loved ones phones if the user has a crash/fall/any other emergency. It can monitor fitness & sleep quality and can display incoming call/text alerts as well as app notifications on its screen.

It can also use simple gestures to control any phone functions like automatic calling/rejecting calls, launching apps and taking pictures. It is waterproof as well and has a battery life of 7 days.

We believe we are well placed to capitalise on the market opportunity for our current products with our perfect blend of sales efforts & product capabilities. We also have a strong R&D team to keep churning out awesome products in the future
Cardiac Design Labs, are a multidisciplinary team of doctors and engineers developing new age products with Intelligent Cardiac Clinical Analytics Engine built in. With innovation and engineering at the core, we have designed a system that while being useful in tertiary referral hospital, goes downstream into smaller hospitals at an affordable cost by enabling cardiac patients in sub-urban and rural India to access advanced care through an expert device that brings in and alerts specialists in case of a problem.

MIRCaM™, its first product built in close association with Cardiologists for monitoring and diagnosis. It is a patent pending product that combines communications and proprietary algorithms technology.

MIRCaM™ stands for Mobile Intelligent Remote Cardiac Monitor. MIRCaM™ is an ambulatory cardiac monitoring and diagnosing system, which does a real time intelligent full disclosure monitoring, analysis and diagnosis of wide range of cardiac conditions like arrhythmia, myocardial ischemia and infarction. This makes way for diagnosis at leaf sites to produce confirmative ECGs for Cardiologists to review, thereby saving time and giving a good chance of diagnosing a sick patient. and safety.”

Ezetap a company based in Bangalore started its journey 4 years ago with an intent to develop and deploy locally, an innovative mobile payment product that is set to change the payment and other transaction landscape in India and outside India. Ezetap's flagship product turns any mobile device into a intelligent point of service and supports any bank, merchant or transaction.

The product consists of :
  • Card reader - Secure, interoperable and extensible
  • Mobile application - Customized, targeted user experience and flow
  • Server - Flexible, Intelligent with integration manages any transaction type

The whole product has been completely architected, designed and manufactured in Bangalore, India and has been widely deployed in India and in a few deployments outside India. The solution is the first and only payment device designed, certified and manufactured in India. Our product which enables a merchant to become a card accepting merchant in a cost-effective, mobile and reliable fashion with innovative services. Various innovations have been conceived, deployed and marketed, we have 4 patent applications pending.
iRam designs and creates most innovative solutions over the Internet for Everything. iRam invented an Internet of Things (IoT) based most advanced electrical switch that fits into the existing electrical boxes without any rewiring at an affordable cost. IRam’s solutions are accessible to all and improves living standards while saving energy and providing comfort. IRam also provide end-to-end solutions for smart street lighting for municipalities and schools/college campuses, and we make the street poles smarter for making the villages and cities smarter.

iRam has identified two essential and pervasive things in the society: the Electrical Switch and the Street Light. The Smart Homes and Smart Street Lighting Solutions by iRam are designed for controlling and monitoring over the Cloud through mobile apps on smart phones and tablets. The mobile apps allow real-time monitoring and control over the Internet from anywhere.

iRam's Smart Switch product has won the Most Innovative Product Award by Young Indians at India Innovation Initiative (i3) promoted by Agilent, CII and Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. iRam has also been selected for NASSCOM's Emerging 50 Startup Companies in 2013.
NGE Agromate Private Limited (NGEAPL) has been established as a Private Limited Company in 2014. NGEAPL has been formed by taking out the agri-innovations vertical from its parent company NGE Industries. NGEAPL manufactures and markets many products under “mate” series. One of its flagship product is Agromate™ - a Telemetric Device. Agromate™ is a Telemetric device that controls a motor pump using any mobile phone virtually from anywhere. A motor can be turned ON/OFF by just a missed call from a registered mobile phone.

NGE Agromate Private Limited is a member of The Federation of Telangana & Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FTAPCCI) and CII (The Confederation of Indian Industry). NGE Agromate Private Limited is also registered under MSME (Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise). NGEAPL is in final stages of availing business incubation services from ICRISAT for enabling access to wider agri-technology, crops and markets.

All innovations, research and development activities are carried out in-house in the parent company NGE Industries, which is a 15 year old enterprise with ISO 9001: 2008 Certification.
Prof. Rajat Moona received his BTech degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur in 1985 and a PhD degree in Computer Science and Automation from IISc Bangalore in 1990. He worked for about one year as Scientific Officer in IISc Bangalore and then joined as a faculty member of IIT Kanpur in 1991 where he is a full Professor in the department of CSE. In recognition of his research, Prof. Rajat Moona was offered the prestigious Poonam and Prabhu Goel Chair Professorship by IIT Kanpur in 2008 and he has been a recipient of Indo-US Science and Technology Fellowship. He had also been a senior Engineering Manager in Mentor Graphics India during 2002-04 where he led a team to develop a tool for embedded system design that is now a product from Mentor Graphics.

He has taught a number of courses at IIT Kanpur, both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has also supervised about 85 postgraduate theses. He along with his students & colleagues, has authored 7 patents, about 36 research papers & 2 books.

Currently, Prof. Moona heads the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) in capacity of Director General and leads C-DAC's initiatives in the areas of High Performance Computing, Multimedia Computing, Professional Electronics, Free and Open Source Software, Cyber security & cyber forensics, Health Informatics, e-Governance and Education & Training. In December 2013, the prestigious VASVIK Award for the year 2010 has been conferred upon him for his contributions to the advancement of ICT sector.
Nagendra Krishnapura obtained his BTech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and his PhD from Columbia University, New York.

He has worked as an analog design engineer at Texas Instruments, Bell Laboratories, Celight Inc., Multilink, and Vitesse semiconductor. He has taught analog circuit design courses at Columbia University as an adjunct faculty. Since 2005, he has been a faculty member in the Department of Electrical Engineering at IIT Madras, where he is currently an associate professor. His interests are analog and RF circuit design and analog signal processing. During his time at IIT Madras, he has conducted research in the areas of delta-sigma ADCs, phase locked loops, and continuous-time filters. He is also interested in the pedagogy of circuits and systems. He received the 2008 Young Faculty Recognition Award from IIT Madras for his teaching.
Rakshitdatta K S received the Bachelors of Engineering degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore in 2010 and the Master of Science (by Research) degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai in 2014. For his masters thesis, he worked on design and simulation techniques for low distortion drivers for analog-to-digital converters. He is currently an analog design engineer at Texas Instruments India Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru. His interests include analog, mixed-signal, and RF circuit design.
Radha Susinder Rajan obtained the B.E. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University, Chennai in 2008 and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 2014. During her Ph.D. she worked on improving the power efficiency of Continuous-time Delta Sigma modulators used in wireless communication receivers. She analyzed the thermal noise performance of such modulators and developed a design technique to effectively attenuate interferers. She has published 4 journal papers and 2 conference papers. She was a recipient of the student travel grant award for ISCAS 2012 and ISSCC 2014. Since 2014, she has been working in the RF/Analog group in Qualcomm Atheros Inc. San Jose, USA, where she is involved in the design of WiFi chipsets. Her research interests are in the areas of continuous-time Delta Sigma modulator design and high speed analog circuit design
Dr. Rekha Verma has received her PhD from Department of Electronic Systems Engineering of Indian Institute of Science Bangalore-India in the year 2013. She obtained her MTech degree in VLSI Design from Banasthali University, Banasthali-India in 2009 and BE in Electronics and Communication Engineering from University of Rajasthan, Jaipur-India in the year 2003.

Her research expertise is based on the “Electro-thermal and thermoelectric effects in carbon nanomaterials”. Specialization is towards the thermal management in nanoscale devices that includes graphene based thermoelectrics, carbon-based devices and interconnects, under different physical conditions and their applicability in state-of-the-art electrical and thermal devices for energy efficient technologies. She possesses 7 international journals of high repute and filed 1 Indian patent.

She is presently working as Assistant Professor in the department of Electronics and Communication engineering of Indian Institute of Information Technology Allahabad since December 8, 2014. She has around four years of teaching experience at Jodhpur National University-Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
  Padma Bhushan
Dr. K. Radhakrishnan

Former Chairman, ISRO

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Best Electronics Manufacturing Company
  SONODYNE TECHNOLOGIES PRIVATE LIMITED

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Best Electronics Manufacturing Services Company
  RANGSONS ELECTRONICS PRIVATE LIMITED

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Most Promising Startup Company
  BUILDTRACK ™

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  SENSEGIZ TECHNOLOGIES PVT. LTD

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Most Innovative Product
  CARDIAC DESIGN LABS ℗ LTD

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  EZETAP MOBILE SOLUTIONS PRIVATE LIMITED

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  IRAM TECHNOLOGIES PRIVATE LIMITED

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  NGE AGROMATE PRIVATE LIMITED

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Academic Awards
TechnoVisionary - Life Time Achievement Award
  PROF. RAJAT MOONA
Department of Computer Science Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur  &
Director General - Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC)
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Techno Mentor Award
  PROF. NAGENDRA KRISHNAPURA
Department of Electrical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

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Techno Inventor – PhD Thesis
  DR. RADHA SUSINDER RAJAN
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras &
Senior Hardware Engineer at Qualcomm Atheros Inc..

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  DR. REKHA VERMA
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore &
Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad.

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Techno Inventor – Masters
  RAKSHITDATTA K S
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras &
Design Engineer, Texas Instruments India Pvt. Ltd.

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