Jurors’ Distinction Award for Innovation-2008
IPsupermarket.com provides a unique platform for Technology Companies and Individuals to trade various Software Intellectual Properties (IPs) . It is an IP trading portal which provides a platform for technology Companies to buy, sell or license various IPs; who are operating in Semi-conductor, Embedded application, IT, Telecom, Media, Mobile and Wireless communication. IPsupermarket.com is a part Embitel. IPsupermarket.com is a 1st Indian portal which provides IP trading. Being a niche, it also serves very niche audiences of top management of IT and software companies.
In the new economy scenario, where the domination of control and competition are based on innovation, knowledge, and intellectual property, an innovative project has taken shape on the web as a trading portal, and the domain is trading in intellectual property. It is called IPsupermarket.com. The portal bridges the Gap between IP trading, and target audience is companies across: Semiconductor, Embedded application, IT, Telecom, Media, Mobile and Wireless communication. By extending its services at national and international level, IPsupermarket.com is a pioneering effort in facilitating trade in Software Intellectual Properties (IPs) by allowing individuals, companies or business to buy/sell or license various kind of software codecs and much more! With this, there is a large scope of improvement and the endeavour is moving towards becoming the top IP trading portal across the World providing quality outreach and services.
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VoiKiosk is like voice-based information kiosk or voice based portal. VoiKiosk is designed and developed by IBM Research to reach out to masses based on oral communication, which is the forte of country like India. Voikiosks are a central point of access for a community where information relevant to the community can be posted and accessed directly by the users themselves. This solution doesn’t rely on internet connectivity. It allows end users to directly interact with the services removing the dependence on the kiosk operator. VoiKiosk is a voice based service available on the Telecom network and based on World Wide Telecom Web technology. In partnership with Byrraju Foundation, a kiosk template of this kind was deployed for a group of villages in Andhra Pradesh. A local village resident is primarily responsible for uploading content and maintaining this VoiKiosk as a Kiosk Operator. Together with Byrraju Foundation, IBM Research is working on field testing and consolidating the viability of VoiKiosk to take it to masses gradually
Most of the South Asia countries like India are oral in communication and thus availing any content and services in written becomes subject to literacy and education, which deprives larger part of the society. To overcome such situations, the IBM Research product in partnership with Byrraju Foundation, VoiKiosk, is a voice-based portal or voice based toll-free interactive information kiosk. The unique feature of Voikiosk is unlike conventional info kiosks which are based on hearing infrastructure, electricity, computers and toned to travel long distances to avail the services, VoiKiosk is telephone based kiosk which not only allows series of services but also allows feeding of content and services. After the success of its field testing in Andhra Pradesh, Voikiosk iosk looks like the final frontier of reaching out to the rural masses.
IBM India Research Lab. & Byrraju Foundation
Sheetal K. Agarwal
IBM India Pvt. Ltd. , Byrraju Foundation
Delhi / Hyderabad, INDIA
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