Monthly Archives: November 2011

Pune’s Unfriendly Software Technology Parks (STP) Policies Driving Companies Away

An unfriendly policy for software technology parks (STP) and high property taxes seem to have driven IT companies away from the city, including, recently, a large multinational looking for 6 lakh sq. ft. reports the Hindu. There as been no … Continue reading

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National Award for UoP employee for making technology accessible for disabled people

Dhananjay Bhole, coordinator of the Advanced Technology Blind Students’ Learning Center (ATBSLC) at the University of Pune has been awarded the National Role Model Award for the year 2011, reports Indian express, for his work in spreading awareness about, and … Continue reading

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Note from NASSCOM Game Developers Conference in Pune (via Rediff)

Earlier this month, NASSCOM held an international Game Developers Conference in Pune. Rediff has a short report about the conference by a reader. Excerpts: Inaugural session by Mark Skaggs (SVP – Product Development) from Zynga brought out the thought behind … Continue reading

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KPIT Cummins gets Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation award

According to this website, Pune’s KPIT Cummins has won a prestigious award from Wall Street Journal for its green technology: KPIT Cummins has been awarded the prestigious Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award for their commitment in incorporating green and … Continue reading

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CEO of BMC talks about their India Strategy

On a recent visit to India, Robert Beauchamp, CEO of BMC Software, which has a large development center in India, spoke to CIOL magazine about their India plans. Excerpt: BMC Software has a huge presence in India. Pune is the … Continue reading

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IISER Pune to collaborate with Max Plank Institute for cancer research

IISER Pune (The Indian Institute Science Education and Research), one of India’s top basic sciences institutes, has just set up a laboratory for cancer research in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, reports the Indian Express. … Continue reading

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CoEP gets country’s first advanced control systems laboratory

The Indian Express reports Students of the College of Engineering, Pune (CoEP) will now have first-hand experience in handling advanced equipment, like unmanned ground vehicles used in detection of explosives and landmines among others, with the institute getting lab equipment … Continue reading

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Infinitely Beta to shut down paisa.com and focus on qotd.co

Pune technology startup Infinitely Beta, by founders Abinash Tripathy (previously of Zimbra) and Baishampayan Ghose (BG), which is the company behind finance portal paisa.com has decided to shut down paisa.com and focus instead on a social customer relationship management (CRM) … Continue reading

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Entries invited for TiE Pune Business Plan Competition

TiE Pune (the Pune chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs) has announced a business plan competition for management colleges, reports Sakaal Times to be held in December. Excerpts: The winners and runners-up of this competition will participate in the Asia level … Continue reading

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Pitch your startup/product at Startup Saturday Pune

Mohit Bansal from Startup Saturday Pune writes: If you are interested to present your startup to the event audience for a brief 2-4 slot min called the Lightning Pitches, please mail with details to mohit {at} Lpad {dot} in. We … Continue reading

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