National Innovation Foundation - India
National Innovation Foundation – India is an autonomous institution of Department of Science and Technology, GoI, based on the Honey Bee Network Philosophy, which provides institutional support to grassroots innovators and traditional knowledge holders from the unorganized sector of the society.

National Innovation Foundation – India (NIF) signed an agreement with Kaviraa Solutions for non-exclusive manufacturing and marketing rights of ‘Walker with adjustable legs’, an innovation by Shalini Kumari, a student innovator from Patna, Bihar. Shalini has been a national award winner of NIF in its IGNITE 2011 student competition where she got an award at the hands of former President of India, Bharat Ratna, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.  Read More

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  • Speech by The Hon'ble President of India at the Seventh National Award function  Read More

  • Speech by Dr RA Mashelkar at the release of the book on hon'ble former President of India Smt. Pratibha Patil  Read More

33rd Shodhyatra at Haryana 24th May to 31st May, 2014 Click Here  

Innovation Exhibition at Rashtrapati Bhavan from 7th -13th March 2014 Click Here  

IGNITE 2013 Award Function IIM- Ahmedabad, Feb 19 2014   Click Here

Indian Science Congress 2014, Jammu   Click Here


Event Archive

Compendium of Technological Innovations for Eliminating Child Labour, Enhancing the Income of Parents, and Reducing Hazards at the Work Place.  Click Here

9th National Biennial Competition  Click Here

IGNITE 2014   Click Here

IGNITE 2013 Awards   Click Here

Minds and Smiles Campaign   Click Here

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Sugarcane Bud Chipper

The machine is for removing buds from the sugarcane sticks. These buds are used for sugarcane plantation in horticulture.Read More


Tree Pruner

Trees and horticulture plants are generally pruned for better growth by cutting the stem, branches, leaves, etc. The task is generally done manually by using knives etc, which is very risky, tiresome and time consuming process. The imported machines are very expensive and mounted on exclusive vehicle for it. No indigenous machine that is suitable and affordable is available for Indian farmers.Read More


Onion variety

Developed by mass selection method in which Innovator has selected good plants for seeds to grow next generation every year. He made selection of plants for seed purpose based on the criteria of large bulb size, well shaped of bulb, tightly attached skin, dark red colour. He got desirable characters after continuous selection of ten years since 1984.Read More