Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Nanopark at Bangalore – India Nano Fledging

There is good news for India Nano fledging:

Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Kapil Sibal has promised to provide funds for setting up a Nano Park in Bangalore, Minister for Science and Technology Ramachandra Gowda has said.The Union Government has set aside Rs. 1,000 crore to promote nanotechnology in India, and it is ready to provide Rs. 250 crore for the park in Bangalore, Mr. Gowda said. /Hindu Newspaper

This is another milestone towards maturing India as nanotechnology destination. Other news like Grant of 100 crores to establishment of an advanced centre for nanoscience and nanotechnology at Mumbai University, IITB-IISc Nanotechnology center 100 crores Funding, etc …funding efforts from government for promotion of Nanotechnology.

Another encouraging sign I noticed from is Google Trends* . India Tops unanimously since 2004 in Google trends for Nanotechnology. Following is the latest data from Google trends for Nanotechnology:

1. India
2. Iran
3. Singapore
4. Thailand
5. Malaysia
6. South Korea
7. Pakistan
8. South Africa
9. Philippines
10. Australia

1. Mahape, India
2. Pune, India
3. Hyderabad, India
4. Chennai, India
5. New Delhi, India
6. Delhi, India
7. Mumbai, India
8. Bangalore, India
9. Tehran, Iran
10. Singapore, Singapore

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This shows India as No.1 with first 8 cities in top 10 cities globally. This is great sign of awareness and interest rising in India. This shows the future strength of India as Nanotech destination after Software success.

A Google trend shows the interest level of the Indians in nanotechnology. So there is potential for Nanotech talent pool. Provided with resources, proper education, promotion, industry initiatives, product development, government policies , infrastructure development India will be clearly leading player in Nanotechnology revolution- the next BIG thing.
Such type of funding, promotion steps by government are positive steps towards the Indian dream of nanotechnology. This has to be repeated and see it as thrust area for development.

Finally it’s our (youth-future of India) responsibility to make it happen.
So Lets Do our Job well.

* What does Google trend shows? How it works?
About Google Trends:

With Google Trends, you can compare the world's interest in your favorite topics. Google Trends also displays how frequently your topics have appeared in Google News stories, and which geographic regions have searched for them most often.

Google Trends analyzes a portion of Google web searches to compute how many searches have been done for the terms you enter relative to the total number of searches done on Google over time. We then show you a graph with the results -- our search-volume graph -- plotted on a linear scale.
Located just beneath our search-volume graph is our news-reference-volume graph. This graph shows you the number of times your topic appeared in Google News stories. When Google Trends detects a spike in the volume of news stories for a particular term, it labels the graph and displays the headline of an automatically selected Google News story written near the time of that spike.
Below the search and news volume graphs, Google Trends displays the top cities, regions, and languages for the first term you entered.


Sumedh said...

Google trends shows number of searches on a particular term, right? The reason that most of our cities are on top might be that we have a large young population (of Google users), and secondly we dont have a locally popular search engine (unlike China has Baidu) most of the people use Google...

If you actually see around in universities, the picture is not so rosy...even in software, I doubt there is much 'reseach' done in Indian IT...if we remove the cost artbitrage given by US$, we would be in a big trouble...

Of course we need to be optimistic and hope for the best... :)

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