On 14th May 2023, Dr Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State(MoS) (Independent Charge) for Science and Technology, graced the valedictory ceremony of the 4-day long event “National Technology Week 2023” (11th to 14th May 2023) at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, Delhi.
- During the valedictory ceremony Technology Development Board (TDB) conferred the National Technology Awards 2023 upon Industries, Entrepreneurs & Scientists who contributed to bringing innovation to the market and support in contributing to the vision of “Aatma Nirbhar Bharat.”
- The National Technology Awards 2023 was conferred to 11 winners following the two-tier evaluation process.
National Technology Awards 2023
The National Technology Awards was presented under 5 categories: Main, MSME(Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises), Startup, Translational Research and Technology Business Incubator.
The winners were chosen from various industries for successful commercialization of innovative indigenous technology, scientists involved in research and Technology Business Incubators.
Winners of National Technology Awards 2023
National Technology Award (Main):
Winner: MyLab Discovery Solutions Private Limited, Maharashtra
Prize: Rs.25 Lakh and a trophy
Reason: For successfully indigenising the CNATSpert ID TripleH Detection Kit which offers all in one qualitative multiplex Real-Time Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for simultaneous detection and discrimination of transfusion-transmitted infections (TTIs) like HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) , hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV) in donated blood in a single tube format.
National Technology Award (MSME):
Prize: Rs. 15 lakhs each and a trophy
|Ideaforge Technology Limited, Maharashtra||Developed indigenous Fixed-wing VTOL UAV- SWITCH UAV that can fly at diverse terrains and harsh environments, ranging from -30 °C to +55 °C for a variety of security and surveillance applications.|
|Electronics Devices Worldwide Private Limited, Maharashtra||Developed Zero-ventilated induction cap sealing device with the improved spatial distribution of optimized power loss.|
|XIOTZ Private Limited, Karnataka (Women led MSME)||Developed Managed Cyber Assurance Platform.|
National Award Under Technology Start-Up:
Prize: Rs 15 lakh each and trophy
|Kanpur Flower Recycling Private Limited, Uttar Pradesh||developed Fleather- an animal free sustainable alternative to conventional leather made from flower waste.|
|Sascan Meditech Private Limited, Kerala||Developed an Oral Scan handheld device to screen for early-stage cancers and for biopsy guidance.|
|Xyma Analytics Private Limited., Tamil Nadu,||Produced a Novel Multi-Point and Multi-Parameter Sensing to withstand extreme environment in Industrial applications using Patented Ultrasonic Waveguide based Technology.|
|WellRx Technologies Private Limited., Haryana||Developed ‘Oil and Gas Wells Rejuvenation Technologies to “Revive” the shut wells and “Increase” the Oil and Gas Production’.|
|Qzense Labs Private Limited, Karnataka (Women led Start up)||Developed Early spoilage detection and shelf-life prediction for fresh food using artificial olfaction.|
National Technology Award- Translational Research
The award is presented to the outstanding contribution of Women Scientists/entrepreneurs in commercializing innovative indigenous technologies.
Winner: Prof. Govindaraju Thimmaiah
Reason: For Outstanding contribution of Scientists in commercializing innovative indigenous technologies.
He developed a novel drug candidate TGR63 for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
National Technology Award-Technology Business Incubator
Winner: T-Hub Foundation, Telangana.
Reason: For outstanding contribution in techno-entrepreneurship development by way of promoting innovative, technology-driven knowledge, intensive startup enterprises in different technological areas.
National Technology Week 2023 – 11th to 14th May:
The National Technology Week 2023 took place from 11th to 14th May 2023 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, Delhi under the theme “School to Startup – igniting young minds to innovate”.
- The event was inaugurated by Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi on the occasion of “National Technology Day 2023 – 11th May”.
- The event marks the celebration of 25 years of National Technology Day.
The National Technology Week was organised with the primary focus on Atal Innovation Mission (AIM).
The National Technology Week 2023 was organised by the TBD along with 12 Ministries or Departments.
The organisers of the events includes Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) -NITI Aayog(National Institution for Transforming India), Department of Science and Technology(DST), Ministry of Earth Sciences, Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO) – Ministry of Defence, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Department of Biotechnology, Department of Atomic Energy(DAE), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology(MeitY), Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Education, Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) and Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).