March 8, 2017 11:00 PM NPT
Photo: Bijaya Rai/Republica
Twin brothers so far have five patents and about fifty inventions
“Winners don’t do different things, they do things differently,” believe Ram Rimal and Laxman Rimal. The twin brothers are the director and researcher of technology sales in Lazimpat, established in 2006. Earning five patents and about fifty inventions, they have been setting a benchmark in the field of technology at an early age of 36.
In conversation with Republica’s Sonam Lama, they talk about their experiences, challenges and future plans.
How did your journey begin?
Having been grown up in a rural village of Nuwakot, we were inspired by our community and the immediate needs it demanded to be addressed. In order to achieve convenience in our daily works we learned to apply the basic principles of science that we had studied in our classrooms. From the initial period of our company’s inception, we managed to land with a sound beginning in the market.
What were some of the setbacks that you came across?
While working on new experiments, success was a hard won battle amidst hundreds of failures. All our attempts gave us the reason to work hard. There were tough times when our products did not make any progress in the market but we kept our spirits high. We also feel that infrastructure, laboratory, research and investments need to be improved here in Nepal.
What are your key inventions so far?
We have so far obtained five patents and about fifty inventions. We designed hardware for the first time in Nepal and invented water flow control machine, community siren system, electronic voting machine and Nepali voting machine, priority based electricity supply, GPS (Global Positioning System) Nepal application and many other tiny inventions to serve our need.
What are you working on right now?
We are working on to start an innovation center to promote Nepal made technology. Furthermore, we have plans of extending our business, taking it to the global market and providing training and funds to encourage the young talents to invite an aggregate growth of the country.
Your thoughts on promoting technology in Nepal?
We need stable government to equally prioritize, promote and financially support technology research and development in Nepal. We can fulfill demands of software developers in neighbor countries by compiling and rendering software through research here at home.