Bamboo sticks are used in the Agarbatti (incense stick) industry. For processing of bamboo, electricity operated high capacity machines are suitable for industries but not for smaller rural communities who use knife to make strips and sticks. The...Read More
There are lots of villages in the world which are still not electrified or are receiving power erratically. Given the limited global supply of fossil fuels, search for renewable energy has been on the top of the sustainability agenda. Biomass...Read More
After noticing some significant cauliflower plants, innovator got them planted in his farm and got marvelous results. Slowly it became a practice, which continues for last 30 years making it a LIMCA BOOK RECORD HOLDER for its unbelievable...Read More
The idea of mechanising the process of stripping rainfed cotton (Variety No.797) from shells came to him during one of his frequent visits to his village. He kept mulling over the idea for several months. In 1991, he was convinced that...Read More
Conserving fruits, milk and potable cool drinking water are basic requirements of all households. However, initial high cost of a refrigerator as well as recurring costs especially in terms of electricity bills prevents poor, and lower middle...Read More
National Innovation Foundation - India and HPMC sign an MoU.
NIF and HPMC entered into an understanding on August 20, 2015 at Shimla to pursue joint research for developing and commercialising innovative products. The MoU was signed by Dr Vipin Kumar, Director and Chief Innovation Officer of NIF and Shri Jagdish Sharma, Managing Director of HPMC. Read More..
NIF enters into an understanding with Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya
National Innovation Foundation – India (NIF) signed an agreement with Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT-Kenya) on July 14th, 2015 for the establishment of innovation cooperation between both the organizations. NIF and JKUAT have agreed to collaborate efforts in the areas of developing long term strategies and plan of action to help in the advancement of individual and community level creativity and innovation, sharing resources and expertise to develop specific programs for community development. Read More..
National Innovation Foundation - India and National Health Systems Resource Centre sign an agreement
National Innovation Foundation – India (NIF) and National Health Systems Resource Centre (NHSRC) entered into an agreement on April 27, 2015 to collaborate on various activities related to public health. The agreement was signed by Dr Vipin Kumar, Director and Chief Innovation Officer, NIF and Dr Sanjeev Kumar, Executive Director, NHSRC in presence of Dr. Jitender Sharma, Director, NHSRC. Under the scope of the agreement, a number of activities have been envisioned, which include assessment of innovative healthcare technologies, supporting technology transfer for bulk production, supporting pilot studies to validate efficacy and use in public health system, conducting joint training and capacity building in identified areas of work and collaborating in various other areas in the field of healthcare technologies. Read More..
NIF signs MoU for grassroots innovation - septic tank baffle system
At the sidelines of the Festival of Innovation (March 7-13, 2015) being celebrated at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi, National Innovation Foundation â India (NIF) signed an agreement with GMI Zarhak Moulders Pvt. Ltd on March 11, 2015, for manufacturing and marketing of Poly-septic tank developed by grassroots innovator Rajesh TR from Kerala with support from Blaise Costabir from Goa. Read More
NIF signs MoU for grassroots innovation - Multi Tree Climber
Press Note NIF signs MoU for grassroots innovation – multi tree climber At the sidelines of the Festival of Innovation (March 7-13, 2015) being celebrated at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi, National Innovation Foundation – India (NIF) signed an agreement with Bhumiputra Agri Brigade, Odisha on March 10, 2015 for marketing of the Multi Tree climber developed by grassroots innovator, D. N. Venkat from Tamil Nadu for which he won a NIF award The MoU was signed by Dr Vipin Kumar, Read More
NIF signs agreement with Kaviraa Solutions to take forward farmer developed plant varieties
National Innovation Foundation – India (NIF), Ahmedabad signed two agreements with Kaviraa Solutions, Nagpur on March 8, 2015 during Festival of Innovation at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi for production and marketing of HMT & DRK (improved paddy varieties) developed by innovators Shri Dadaji Ramaji Khobragade, Maharashtra and RICHA 2000 (improved Pigeon Pea variety) developed by Shri Rajkumar Rathore, Madhya Pradesh. Read More
Launch of Yuvan Tea- product of NIF India and BVG Group
National Innovation Foundation India and BVG Life Sciences Ltd have entered into a Public Private Partnership to harness Traditional Knowledge of Grass root Innovators and develop a wide range of Products for Human Nutrition, Animal Nutrition and Plant Nutrition. Read More
NIF and ICAR sign a MoU
National Innovation Foundation â India (NIF) entered into an understanding today with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) to verify, validate and promote innovations from the agricultural sector. The agreement was signed by Prof Anil K Gupta, Executive Vice Chair, National Innovation Foundation â India and Dr S Ayyappan, Secretary, DARE and Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research today on March 9th, 2015 at New Delhi in presence of Shri R... Read More
Eighth National Biennial Award Function of Grassroots Innovators and Outstanding Traditional Knowledge Holders, organised by National Innovation Foundation-India.
The Hon'ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee gave away the awards to the best grassroots innovators of the country in an event at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi on 7th March 2015. These innovators were identified for recognition by National Innovation Foundation-India (NIF) during its 8th National Biennial Competition, which ran from April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2013 and saw over 35,000 submissions for the same. Read More..
NIF and NIAS sign MoU to foster Grassroots Innovation
National Innovation Foundation – India (NIF) and National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 10th May, 2015 at the NIAS campus in Bangalore to collaborate and further efforts in the areas of intersection of STI (Science, Technology and Innovation), public policy, and social sciences. Read More
National Innovation Foundation - India (NIF), Ahmedabad and Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS) join hands to promote grassroots innovations
At the sidelines of the 2nd National Social Innovation Seminar at Pune, National Innovation Foundation India (NIF), Ahmedabad and Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS), Jaipur today entered into an understanding to collaborate and make efforts for the promotion of grassroots and student innovations pertaining to disability, rehabilitation, and other related issues. Under the collaboration, NIF would share with BMVSS the innovations pertaining to... Read More