New Delhi: The Former President of India, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam gave away National Awards on Technology to the industrial/individual concern for developing indigenous technology here recently. The awards are instituted by the Department of Science & Technology and Department of Bio-Technology and recognise the successful commercialisation of indigenous technology by an industrial/individual concern.
The award of INR. 10.00 lakh for the year 2012 was given away to Scanpoint Geomatics Limited, Ahmedabad, Gujarat for the indigenous development and commercialisation of Integrated GIS and Image Processing Software: IGiS, developed jointly in collaboration with Space Applications Center, ISRO, Ahmedabad.
On the occasion, The Union Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Shri Vilasrao Deshmukh emphasised that country needs technological self reliance, affordable innovations and global competitiveness in critical technology areas.
He said that Technology Development Board has developed fruitful partnerships with the private sector. This needs to be further strengthened. He said, greater participation of Indian industry in R&D and development of new technologies is a must. Government would encourage public-private partnerships as a catalyst for achieving this objective.
IGiS is the first Indian OGC compliant software that provides GIS and image processing capabilities along with advanced modules within a single interface.