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Techpedia.in One
-
Day
-
Workshop

28
th

January 2012

























Participants
:

Dinesh Sharma (Mindtree), Boomi Blasubramanian (GE Energy Management), Arun Rajiah (Code 4
Cause), Prof. Ganesh Ramakrishnan (IIT Bombay), Nishant Khadria

(IIT Bombay), Prof Sanjay Varma
(IIMA),
Gutta Sowjanya Sree

(Indian Navy),
Prakash Kappoth (Cognizant), Pavak Shah (Gateway
Technolabs), Hiranmay Mahanta (Techpedia), Anil Gutpa (IIM, SRISTI, NIF),Vipin Kumar (NIF), Nilesh
Jain (Cranti), Marianne Esders
(SRISTI)


Today’s agenda:

Portal s
tructure, characteristics, functionalities, building blocks, panel of guides for coders,
collaboration between stakeholders in open and closed settings, set
ting

up a basic protocol for
coding and programming
, defining res
ponsibilities and next steps


PART I

Objectives of Techpedia.in

-

Techpedia will highlight original thoughts and efforts of young people

-

Techpedia will enable to question and critique existing ideas and knowledge

-

Techpedia

will highlight work which questions the existing frameworks

-

Reciprocity, benefit sharing, acknowledgement

-

Pooling of knowledge,

-

connecting the agenda of students with needs of grassroots innovators in the informal sector,
entrepreneurs and investors

-

tech
pedia will connect needs with people who can fabricate

-

techpedia will enable collaborative work

-

techpedia will follow a modular approach

-

people who take up the role of aggregators are needed, who are able to think on abstract level
and propose synergies

-

te
chpedia will bring forward challenge awards

-

solutions will be in open source

-

creation of verticals for certain technologies

-

techpedia will build capacities of grassroots innovators, community workshops and labs

-

techpedia will support the blending of differ
ent disciplines, such as mechanics and electronics

-

techpedia will create knowledge networks bringing together the brightest minds working on
similar projects

-

techpedia will connect mentors to students and provide automatic matchmaking

-

techpedia will create

a database of ideas

-

techpadia will providing indexing, context search, knowledge classification, communication
between different databases

-

techpedia will be linked to main libraries

-

techpedia will integrate start
-
ups into the development process and prov
ide them a playing field

-

techpedia will start at secondary school level

-

collaboration, tracking, annotations, commenting, reviewing, prioritising, etc


Brainstorming Session

A)

GE cloud platform

GE created a

cloud platform for internal collaboration between different corporate functions
;

social media enabled
;

improve
s

ideation process
;

provide IP protection
; supports

ide
a voting
system for idea review and prioritisation

Aim:
Ideation to realisation pipeline e
nabling prioritisation of innovation processes (industrial
solutions / energy management)
:

Stage 1:
Ideation


everyone can contribute ideas

resulting in a

collection of ideas

with regard to

smart grid, energy

projects etc.

Stage 2:
Switch board


translat
ing ideas into proposals and business plans

Stage 3:
Project management and implementation process

B)

Techpedia library

Techpedia will become a huge library of innovation projects, ideas, lectures, etc.

Required features are:

Tagging, contextual search,
sem
antic

web search engine
,
communication between databases,
bookmarking, indexing, plagiarism protection, multi
-
language searchability, international
glossary, life
-
networking dashboard, linking to open education platform that provides e.g. basics
of mechani
cs, etc. (e.g. Kahn Academy)
, categorisation/classification (see colon classification)

C)

Development process is supported by
Code4Cause:

Development will be user
-
enabled for the creation of features and widgets

What platform will be use? Drupal
, php
, open
-
so
urce, white level open source, what kind of
database at the backend?

Platform should be “t
rend intelligence enabled


D)

General remarks

Needs:
Identify actors
, d
efine road map

Need for l
ong term plan


Are o
pen source technologies really the best as base for
the platform?

Is it useful to build upon
existing platforms such as facebook
, xing, skype, buddy press,
slideshare, twitter?

Or should we rather create completely new standards of social interaction?

Keep it simple

Create d
iscussion forums on specific proj
ects

Develop and implement additional features for licensing and commercialisation

Create incentives not only in credit form for students but also for external contributors, e.g. in
order to receive feedback (point system, gamification?)

Decide on type of
platform to be used and how to proceed

E)

Knowledge networks

Techpedia will facilitate
t
hree kinds of knowledge networks


around
project
, around
region
,
around
sector

(see paper on creating knowledge networks

by Anil Gupta, 1998
)




Part II

Techpedia as Open

Social C
ollaboration
& Innovation P
latform

Blackboard
visualisation of techpedia functionalities



see Annexure I (will send a better version
later)

Innovation Platform Outline
prepared by Boomi


see Annexure II

Techpedia Platform
Functional View

prepared by Dinesh


see Annexure III

Additional ideas:

-

Define f
unctions: Scout & search (communicate, recommend), spread, collaborate, sense
(benchmarking) celebrate (incentivise)

-

Define a philosophy behind the system

-

Create collaborative clusters aroun
d projects, regions, sectors, users

-

Review
function should have priority

-

Feedback mechanism


multiple types of feedback on utility and project outcome

-

Profile creation and management system

needed

-

Meta data model and mas
t
er data management

system needed

-

D
esign

should be immediately

for the cloud

-

Meaningful advertising (
for
revenue generation)

-

Data security / sensitivity / privacy

essential

-

Integration with external systems

should be enabled

-

Mentor management system (different from profile management
system), retired experts /
alumni need to decide which projects should be mentored by which mentor

-

IP / Tech acquisition

-

User experience


more intuitive than traditional web


apps

-

Finance

-

Academic credit management

-

Benefits management

-

Talent Management

-

R
ecognise / celebrate

-

Analytical and visual modelling

-

Lead idea and derivative innovations display

-

Need for scrawlers



separate button for librarians

-

Add Component library, list of component providers

-

Techpedia will also become an Academy providing multimedi
a resources and lessons for various
areas: Design Academy, IP Academy, etc.

-


Open source content management system needs to be
chosen

Existing platform is based on php


what kind of

platform to be used in the future
?

Any component or system we create sh
ould talk only through
one defined interface

Fixing responsibilities

Pavak Shah

-

Contribution of 2 to 3 developers for four months

-

Tech Architects for mentorship and guidance


Dinesh

-

Defining the architecture : 2
-
3 weeks in the coming months to create platform architectural
definition with tools and recommendations for engineering front (so different teams can work
independently)


first visionary draft to be defined by 29
th

January 20
13

-

Formal documentation, consideration, principle definition, requirement analysis

-

Discuss module updates with Arun (built upon Ganesh’s module review)

and provide
development building blocks that need to be fulfilled

-

Slide (Functional View)


Prakash

-

Code4
cause support, 6 people manpower for project management, training, guidance on
technical front

-

Sanjay (designing and user interface expert) will contribute

Boomi / GE

-

Boomi is available for contribution and discussion continuously

-

How can GE contribute wit
h its unique technical skills to this platform?

-

A team within GE will be created to support and review.

-

Prof Gupta suggests that
Boomi will select five techpedia projects
for

each GE stream from the
techpedia website to be shown to those in GE who are inte
rested in engagement with
techpedia.in


afterwards
they may

throw up a challenge in techpedia in order to engage
students



one cycle of synopsis should be finished by
end of
April


-

GE will reach out and promote Techpedia

-

will draft an agreement note on
internal processes (what

exactly

can be made public) for
collaboration between techpedia, students and GE


sign
-
up
-
function in techpedia will be
created

-

how to engage other people within GE India


Boomi will
identify representatives within GE who
will su
pport techpedia and
connect to them to trigger support for development of techpedia.in


Things beyond


Wishlist

-

Indiainnovates.com

(see Annexure IV


better visualisation will be provided later)


Upper layer


formal system

Lower layer


informal system


Formal system

(upper layer)

-

DST, earth sciences, space, public system R&D, etc.

-

Education


difr, universities, iims, incubators, etc.

-

Challenges


ministries and organisations (public and private) who have thrown challenges

(national and international)

-

A
cademies (potential mentors for the innovation system), pharmaceutical science academies,
agricultural science academies, etc.

-

Facilities, toolrooms, workshops, fablabs, testing facilities, etc.

-

Associations


industry associations, etc.

-

Internationals rel
evant for India


NASA innovations, water testing facilities, water filter tube,
etc.

-

Mavericks


queer things that are going on, e.g. music + biotechnology combination, grassroots
innovation space in GE


Informal system (lower layer)

Honey Bee Network

-

Edu
cation: primary school, secondary school, teachers innovations, technical school education,
education innovation database


people can upload

-

Culture: folkloric culture, music, art, sculptures, dance



untrained traditional artisans and artists


authentic

expression

-

Institutions: sristi.org/cpri , common property resource institutions, learning to share, database
of institutions

-

Technology: Natural product lab pooling traditional knowledge to develop products
, database of
innovations,

-

Shodh Yatras


phot
os, videos, etc. of regions of India

-

Sattvik


Recipe database of use of uncultivated plants

-

Innovation insurgents



Additional Discussion points from informal meeting on 26
th

January 2013


see Annexure V


Annexure I



Techpedia



Social Collaboration and Innovation Platform







Annexure II



Innovation Platform Outline

















Ideation

Funnel (Proposals)

Assessment

Implementation

(Project
Management)

Social Media

IP / Tech
Acquisition

Privacy,
Security

Recognize /
Celebrate

Data Security,
Sensitivity, etc

Meta Data Model

Integration w ext
systems

UX

Mentor
Mgmt

Finance

Profile

Site
Operatio
ns

Advertisi
ng
(Revenu
e)

Academic Credit
Mgmt

Benefits Mgmt

Analytics / Visual
Modeling

Talent
Management
(Revenue)

Master Data
Mgmt.

Annexure III



Techpedia Functional View



Annexure IV


Indiainnovates.com

















Annexure V
-

Additional
Discussion points from informal meeting on 26
th

January 2013




Progress


Planning of System Design



a)


Contextual search engine (ok)

b)


Search memory making suggestions to others in order to build a knowledge tree (not there yet but will
be i
nstalled)

c)


Source of project problem entered (student, client, faculty, larger society, own mind/curiosity, blue sky)

d)


Mentors to project allocation, project to mentor allocation, tracking of mentoring, automatic
matchmaking

e)


Projects

should be blogable and commentable, comments should be searchable along with projects to
which they belong

f)


Project follow up / Relay


multiple projects converged to one, one project brought to many, many
project converged to many

g)


Feedbac
k to original project guide is compulsory, (implement “bubble” that knowledge sharing with
originator is general courtesy)

h)


Open source


open access

i)


If industry gives a problem (they are given a password for their account) and if then the
y want the full
result report they can access it with a password only after filling in a feedback form (voice, type, scan,
attach, etc.)

j)


General feedback button, thank you button, then button to share information about financial gain

k)


Butt
on which links the site to database of school lessons

l)


Collaboration enabled


whiteboard, multimedia, multilanguage, multiple layers of comments on
drawings, images, etc., formula enabled, etc . (each comment in different colour)

m)


Profiles


social media linked

n)


Keyword index for suffixes

o)


Tagging on existing projects for specified search, third parties should be able to add tags (which will be
approved later on by administrators)

p)


Videos to be uploaded to external channe
ls and then linked to website

q)


Every project should be linkable to external sites

r)


Alerts


when no update is made to a project an alert goes to a teacher, prof, etc.

s)


Categories


Students, grassroots innovators, ideas, etc.

t)


Separate option for submitting ideas


two options: shared with administrator only or open

u)


Option also for non
-
technical ideas

v)


Ideas should also be submittable by email
-
form

w)


Incentive for most effective techpedia

utilisation through entrepreneurs or project managers


in order
to trigger disclosure of techpedia utilisation

x)


IP


manual link

y)


IP
-

how to file a patent, forms, faq, how to file online, etc.

z)


Patent status to be shown in every pr
oject

aa)


Button for incubation and investment (project to product development support)

bb)


Request for investment (crowdfunding option)

cc)


Project status: Synopsis (for proposed project), Project in progress, Abstract (for finalised project)

dd)


S
ocial media


social diffusion button for every project

ee)


Crowd fabrication option


people can offer their workshops, e.g to students mentioning the period
during which the workshop is available and other specifications

ff)


IP Angels option


willi
ng to provide IP support without charging fees or less fees but taking equity in
return

gg)


Fab Angel option


for fabricators who would like to support by taking equity

hh)


IT Angel option

ii)


Design Angel option

jj)


Project rating option
-

Expert rating (experts need to disclose their expertise), peer rating, reviewer
rating system

kk)


Search Angels option


for prior art search


ll)


Legally acceptable online agreement with digital signatures needed (linked to database and date of
a
uthorisation)

mm)


Share equity or pay fees

nn)


Track of queries for a project (inquiry button for each project; automatic button to database with
separate admin)

oo)


Point system


gamification

pp)


Code4cause button

qq)


4cause opti
ons (fabrication4cause, IT4cause, etc.)

rr)


Sponsored contest page, customisation enabled

ss)


Review option


reviewer can submit review, with grades, mentioning gaps, etc. (contributors ranking
for reviewing


those who review the most and best wil
l be invited for exquisite retreat)

tt)


Web of connections (Dynamic Map), graphic tools to make knowledge distribution visible

uu)


Project map


e.g. all ceramic projects, (Dynamic Map)

vv)


Optional mail periodically mentioning related contributors
working on similar ideas (knowledge network)

ww)


Taxonomy scheme

xx)


Paper database
-

option where people can submit their papers

yy)


Every project should have a unique ID code number, identifying year, branch, country, etc.