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Rajasthan Venture Capital Fund invests in Pune-based SoftTech Engineers

VCCircle reports that Rajasthan Venture Capital Fund has invested in Pune-based SoftTech Engineers, a civil, construction and infrastructure ERP software product company. Excerpts: “The company has tremendous experience in civil construction and infrastructure ERP software products and the infusement will … Continue reading

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C-DAC develops a mobile app that allows virtual tours of 10 national museums

The Times of India reports that C-DAC has developed software that allows users to take a virtual tour of 10 national museums Excerpt: C-DAC’s Human-Centred Design and Computing (HCDC) group has developed a software called ‘Jatan’ which will be a … Continue reading

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Persistent Systems creates Accelerite – new business unit to focus on Products

Persistent Systems has a press release announcing the creation of Accelerite, a new business unit within Persistent that will focus on creating software products. Accelerite will be based in Silicon Valley. What will Acclerite do? The formation of Accelerite will … Continue reading

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Eaton sets up Advanced Materials Technology Lab at COEP

Times of India has an interesting article on an Advanced Materials Technology lab set up at College of Engineering Pune by Eaton Engineering (which is also Pune based): A state-of-the-art ‘advanced material technology lab’ was recently set up jointly by … Continue reading

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Pune’s Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) has 17 openings for scientists

The Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, based in Pune, has 17 job openings for climate scientists The Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, an autonomous research organisation under ESSO/MoES, fully devoted to cutting edge research in various aspects of … Continue reading

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Persistent Systems joins Qualcomm, Accel, One97 in QPrize 2014 – seed investment competition

For many years now, Qualcomm has an been running a startup seed investment competition called QPrize in many different countries, including India, and as part of this series, QPrize 2014 India in which Indian startups can win upto US$250k of … Continue reading

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Infosys plans is Pune’s largest software exporter with 11% of the total, and 37000 employees

Speaking on the occasion of the opening of Infosys’ Nagpur campus, chairman Narayan Murthy made some interesting comments about its strength in Pune: Excerpt: Infosys Executive Chairman Narayan Murthy said in his speech that the company has emerged as the … Continue reading

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Pune named as one of the 8 emerging tech startup hubs in the world by @TheNextWeb

TheNextWeb has an interesting article on 8 emerging tech startup hubs in the world, and Pune is one of them (along with Eindhoven, Netherlands; Nicosia, Cyprus; Dublin, Ireland; Raleigh, North Carolina; Hong Kong; Malmö, Sweden; and el Aviv, Israel.) Here … Continue reading

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Capgemini opens centre in Pune | Business Standard

Business Standard has an article pointing out that Capgemini has just inaugurated a new 2800-seater development facility at Talawade in Pune. This is in addition to the 4000 people that they already have in Pune. Excerpt: Aruna Jayanthi, CEO – … Continue reading

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Pune Technology entrepreneurs go from services to product development – The Economic Times

The Economic Times has an interesting article on how Pune based technology entrepreneurs make giant leap from services to product development, in which they’ve covered Pune based software product companies Uniken and Sapience. Excerpts: “Services helped us remain profitable while … Continue reading

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