Wednesday, January 31, 2007
QUALCOMM Incorporated, a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, today announced the selection of finalists for the Company’s Wireless Reach™ BREW^® Application Funding Program. As part of QUALCOMM’s Wireless Reach initiative, the USD1 million fund is designed to increase the availability of useful wireless applications in countries around the world.
QUALCOMM’s Wireless Reach BREW Application Funding Program challenged companies to create the most innovative BREW public service application in one of five areas: healthcare; education; public safety; governance; and the environment. QUALCOMM will award five grants in varying amounts for up to a total of USD500,000 for the most innovative proposals for BREW applications. The remaining amount will be used to put one or more of the winning proposals into action through new or existing Wireless Reach projects.
Finalists were selected based on a careful review of all applications and include 21 developers from 19 organizations in six countries
The six Indians who made it to the finals are:Agrocom Software Technologies Pvt. Ltd, IIT Bombay – Dr. Krithi Ramamritham, dean of research and development, IIT-B and Founder and Director, Agrocom and Anil Bahuman, Founder, Managing Director & CEO, Agrocom, IIT-B (Mumbai, India) www.agrocom.co.in
Astute Systems Technology Pvt. Ltd. – Vijay Kumar Jain, founder and CEO (Indore, India)BookBox India Pvt. Ltd. – Brij Kothari, founder and CEO
(Pondicherry, India)Tata Consultancy Services – Dr. Arun Pande, head of advanced technology and applications (Thane, India)Tata Consultancy Services – Gian Sunder Singh, head, BREW Center of Excellence (Mumbai, India)ZMQ Software Systems – Subhi Quraishi, CEO (New Delhi)