India’s leading military weapon developer, the Defence Reserach and Development Organisation ( DRDO), was awarded the Thomson Reuters India Innovation Award 2011.
The ceremony was organised at the Lalit, New Delhi. Since 2007, Thomson Reuters has been presenting the Thomson Reuters Innovation Awrds to recognize iinovation in India. Criteria for award include number of patents and its influence by citations. The award winners in various categories are –
HIGH TECH CORPORATE – TATA Steel
HI TECH ACADEMIC AND GOVERNMENT – Defence Reserach and Development Organization
PHARMA CORPORATE – Dr. Reddy’s laboratories
PHARMA ACADEMIC AND GOVERNMENT – National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Reserach ( NIPER)
The Guest-of-Honour at the awards ceremony held this evening was Dr. Ashwani Kumar, Honourable Minister of State for Ministry of Science & Technology, Ministry of Earth Sciences and Ministry of Planning. The ceremony was attended by more than 150 guests comprising researchers, scientists and heads of pharmaceutical and technology companies, academics, intellectual property (IP) analysts and searchers, and patent examiners.