US-India Science and Technology Endowment Fund – 4th Call Proposals
Shortlisted Applications for further Processing






After review of the executive summaries received under the Fourth call of US-India Science and Technology Endowment Fund, the following Indo-US bi-national teams under the two categories have been shortlisted for next stage of submission of detailed business plans for further consideration. Communications are being sent to the short-listed applicants regarding further process. In view of the large number of applications received, individual responses to unsuccessful applicants will not be made. All interested applicants may like to check this website for the next announcement for proposals sometime in June 2014.

Healthy Individual Category


S. No. Proposal Ref. No. Proposal Title Lead US Partner Lead Indian Partner
1 HI004 Brilliance - A Low Cost Phototherapy Device for treating Neonatal Jaundice Krista Donaldson
D-Rev: Design Revolution
San Francisco, CA
Arun Venkatesan
Phoenix Medical Systems (P) Limited, Chennai
2 HI008 Portable Water Purifier Lisa M. Farmen,   PE Crystal Clear Technologies, Inc.
Portland, OR
PR Ganapathy
Villgro, New Delhi
3 HI024 Wearable Medial Device for Chronic Pain Management Krishna Sharma
iTrace Biomedical Inc..
Milpitas, CA
Bhaktiar Choudhary
Hyderabad Spine Clinics, Hyderabad
4 HI042 Transforming Arsenic and Fluoride Crisis in Drinking Water into an Economic Enterprise Mike German WIST, Inc
Brighton, MA,
Abhijeet Gan
Rite Water Solutions (I) Pvt. Ltd.,  Nagpur
5 HI047 Automated Diagnostic Tool for Pathological Applications Marc Madou
University of California Irvine, The Henry Samueli School of Engineering, Irvine, CA
Sushant Gupta
MicroMed,
Kharagpur
6 HI094 Development of a low-cost, portable autorefractor Shivang R. Dave
PlenOptika
Somerville, MA
Sriram Ravilla
Aurolab, Madurai
7 HI118 Silverdyne - Safe Drinking Water for Indian BoP Ron Willens
World Health Alliance Internation, Inc
Pacific Palisades, CA,
Siddharth Bountra
TARA, New Delhi
8 HI123 A novel device and system to screen newborns for hearing loss in resource poor setting Pravin Soni, Sunnyvale, CA Nitin Sisodia
Sohum Innovation labs India Pvt. Ltd, Bhopal
9 EC034* New Arsenic and Fluoride Technology for India Tom Tranfaglia
Apsu Tech Inc.
Menlo Park CA
R. Sirganth, Igor Drobot
Environmental Monitoring Services, Auroville


Empowering Citizens Category


S. No. Proposal Ref. No. Proposal Title Lead US Partner Lead Indian Partner
1 EC024 Local Circles Mukesh Gupta
Local Circles Inc., Santa Clara, CA
Sachin Taparia
LocalCircles India Pvt. Ltd., Noida
2 EC032 RVCR Hydro-Kinematic Power Generator Geroge R Evans
Center For Advanced Applied Research Technology, LLC
Maryland, MA
Das Ajee Kamath
Gyatk RVCR Apparatus Pvt Ltd, Kerala
3 EC043 Low Cost  Solar Based Combined Electricity and Heating System Patrick Phelan
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Nitin Goel
Sheetak Energy Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon, Haryana
4 EC045 Agricultural Waste to Energy at Small Scale Firas Ahmad
Emergence Bioenergy Inc., Lexington MA
Sharad Tiwari
Technology and Action for Rural Advancement (TARA), Delhi
5 EC062 Developing novel biological Seed Treatments to confer abiotic stress tolerance in crops Rusty Rodriguez
Adaptive Symbiotic Technologies, Seattle, WA
Anup Karwa
SFPL Crop Life Sciences Private Limited, Krishidhan Seeds, Jalna, Maharashtra
6 EC089 Create Design Solutions- Braille Phone Project Jessica Bishop
Klink Mobile Inc., Overland Park, KS
Sumit Dagar
Kriyate Design Solution Private Limited, New Delhi
7 EC093 RVCR technology Multi-Fuel Fuel Hydrid I.C.Engine Adam Aldrin
Advanced Engineering Industries, South Lyon, MI 
Das Ajee Kamath
GYATK RVCR Apparatus Private Limited, Kerala
8 EC099 Technology for Inclusive Growth and Profitable Community Farming Rakesh Kadian
Trimble Navigation Limited, Sunnyvale, CA
Amarsh Chaturvedi
Transerve Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Verna, Goa
9 HI-113* Commercializing a transformational modular roofing solution for low-income urban homes Shashi Buluswar
LIGTT Corporation, Oakland, CA

Hasit Ganatra
Re-Materials, Ahmedabad


*Note: The EC-034 was reclassified under the Healthy Individual category and HI -113 was reclassified under the Empowering Citizens Category by the Joint Expert Panel.