Monday, July 21, 2008

Meet Apurv Mishra: The Child Prodigy from Orissa

Googling Apurv Mishra would give you 127,000 hits of which the first few pages are the links about the Apurv Mishra to what I am referring to. As luck and providence would have, I had a freaky chance to speak to him this weekend when I was at Bhubaneswar. The 18 year old humbled me with his broad vision about the world and technology. He initiated me to his venture, Innovator Factors Foundation. Backed up with Intel's Craig Barret and 2000 researchers world wide, this initiative is well poised to usher a revolution in the arena of Open Innovation.
What humbled me more was when Apurv felt that I could also be of some help to his noble venture as well. I readily agreed to join the team.

A sneak preview in Apurv's kaleidoscopic life till now:

Biography – APURV MISHRA

Born on 4th August, 1990 & Educated in KBK District – India (One of
Asia’s most backward districts), the serial Technoprenuer by passion & profession, he has many inventions to his credit.

  • Glabenator (US & Indian Patent) being the most popular one is an
    advanced alternative & augmentative communication device. His 1st
    invention, NAUID System was patented by Council of Scientific & Industrial
    Research when he was just 11 years old.

  • Beside innovation, Apurv has been actively involved in promotion of science & innovation which has been recognized by personalities including Dr.Craig R. Barrett, Chairman of the Board, Intel Corporation at India-World Ahead Program & special letter of Leadership
    Appreciation by Secretary, Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India.

  • He is honored with the title of "INDIAN EDISON" by the “The Week”
    Magazine; Infosys-EducationWorld Young Achiever of the Year 2007 and
    featured in the United Nation’s “World Intellectual Property Organization”

  • Apurv has been deeply involved with the development of the innovative
    communication aid for the disabled. He has been awarded with the
    President of India's "National Technology Award for the best technological
    innovation for the disabled" by Hon'ble Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam on 3rd
    December 2006 at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi, India. He is also the youngest
    recipient to receive this national honor.

  • He has also participated in various international conventions including
    International Science & Engineering Fair 2006 at Indianapolis (awarded with
    the grand award); International Young Mathematicians Conventions.

  • Since, last summer he has been actively involved in development &
    promotion of Open Innovation Research. The Innovator Factor Foundation
    was a response to the present scenario of changing trend towards purposive
    diffusion of innovation. Since Establishment of IFF, it has scouted 3000+ innovators from 68 countries and setup an Open Innovation Research Center at KIIT University,
    Bhubaneswar India. Apurv has been pioneer in development of the Self Evolving Open
    Innovation Architecture and CrowdStorming Technology Diffusion Model.

Awards & Honors :----------------------------------------------------

[ 03 - 12 - 2006 ] Winner of President of India's National Technology Award
2006 for the best adaptability of innovation to provide cost effective
technology (Prestigious National Award given to the best technology
developed In the country for the Welfare of the persons with disabilities).He
is also the youngest recipient of the National Award. [pics]

  • [ 05 - 09 - 2007 ] Felicitated by Dr.Craig R Barett , Chairman of the Board ,
    INTEL Corporation for promotion of science & innovation during the
    IndiaWorld Ahead Program at Hotel Oberoi , New Delhi.

  • [ 04 - 06 - 2006 ] Honored with the title of "INDIAN EDISON" by The Week

  • [ 15 - 05 - 2006 ] Winner of International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF)
    2006- Grand Award at Indianapolis, USA.

  • [ 15 - 05 - 2006 ] Winner of International AVASC Foundation Award 2006
    Georgia, USA.

  • [ 27 - 05 - 2006 ] Shri Naveen Patnaik, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Orissa
    felicitated with a cash award of Rs. 1 lakh ($ 2500) for promotion of science
    & innovation, sponsored by Orissa Mining Corporation.

  • [ 10 - 12 - 2005 ] Winner of National Award for Science Talent Discovery Fair
    at Bangalore University.

  • [ 10 - 9 - 2004] Winner of CSIR (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research ,
    Govt. of India) Diamond Jubilee Invention Award 2004 for the invention
    "NAUID System".

  • [ 27 - 10 - 2005 ] Winner of National level CBSE Science Exhibition 2005 held
    at New Delhi.

  • [03 - 12- 2004] Outstanding performance at 1st International Young
    Mathematician's Convention 2004 at Lucknow (25 participating countries).

  • [ 04 - 12 - 2005 ] Science Exhibition Champion 2005 (State Level).

  • [ 15 - 01 - 2006 ] Established the "ROBOTEK FORUM" and also awarded with
    most Innovative Robot Design award at “CONFLUENCE 2006” held At
    National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela.

  • [22 - 07 - 2005 ] Summer research stay at Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar
    (Dept. Of Atomic Energy, Govt of India).

  • [ 01 - 01 - 2003 ]Conceptualized and Designed “e-JYOTI” during 2003.

  • : TESTIMONIALS :----------------------------------------------------
    “I would like to congratulate Apurv , Founder/Director ,IFF and other
    associate innovators .I would like to encourage you as the
    development of the world is in the hands of innovators. "
    - Mr.Rahul Bedi , Intel India Spokesperson / Director Corporate
    Affairs Intel South Asia

    “ Apurv strikes to me as a young technology superstar, with the mind
    of a genius, the heart of a philanthropist of the first order , and a
    determination as strong as his intellect. He is driven to make this
    world a better place through innovative technology.”
    - Dr.Ashwini K. Nanda, Chief Scientist, Cell Based Systems, IBM TJ
    Watson Research Center.

    “The IFF - ARTSA partnership is an opportunity to expose African
    youths to innovation and solution. We look forward to working with
    Mr. Apurv Mishra, Founder/Director of Innovator Factor Foundation. "
    - Ms.Blessing Oyeleye , President , Advocate for Science Technology Revolution in Africa

    “Master Mishra possess outstanding creative and innovative
    abilities.(His inventions “Glabenator” and four other well – recognized
    inventions reveal this ability)
    - Prof Omkar Nath Mohanty , Vice-Chancellor , Biju Patnaik
    University of Technology , Orissa.


    Anonymous,  Tuesday, August 24, 2010 10:09:00 PM  

    Thanks for all the info in a nutshell

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