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National Innovation Foundation-India is an autonomous body of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, based on the Honey Bee Network philosophy, which provides institutional support to grassroots innovators and outstanding traditional knowledge holders from the unorganized sector of the society.
  • 1 The Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi meets Innovation Scholars in Residence at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi
     
  • 1 The Hon'ble Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari meets Innovation Scholars in Residence at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi
     
  • 1 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
     
  • 1 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
     
  • 1 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
     
  • 1 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
     
  • 1 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
     
  • March 7, 2015 Festival of Innovation: Forenoon-Biennial Grassroots Innovation Award function (NIF), The Hon'ble President of India to give National awards.
  • March 7, 2015 Festival of Innovation: Afternoon- Global Round-table on Inclusive Innovations and interaction with The Hon'ble President
  • March 8, 2015 Festival of Innovation: Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Award to Technology and Engineering students (techpedia.in).
  • March 9, 2015 Festival of Innovation: Innovation Exhibition; Workshop of children on creativity and innovation.
  • March 10, 2015 Festival of Innovation: Workshop of children on creativity and innovation (contd); Meeting of National Innovation Clubs.
  • March 11, 2015 Festival of Innovation: Biomedical, Medical Devices and Biotech Innovations for Grassroots Application (ICMR).
  • March 12, 2015 Festival of Innovation: Exhibition of Innovations in Sanitation, Bio-digestion and Waste Management.
  • March 13, 2015 Festival of Innovation: Financing of Innovation (NABARD) - a meeting of Banking Chairmen and Senior Officers from Ministry of Finance and closure of Festival of Innovation.
 

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  SPEECH BY THE PRESIDENT OF INDIA, SHRI PRANAB MUKHERJEE AT THE ROUNDTABLE ON FINANCING OF INNOVATIONS WITH LEADERS OF BANKING AND FINANCIAL SECTORS, on March 13, 2015   Click Here

  SPEECH BY THE PRESIDENT OF INDIA, SHRI PRANAB MUKHERJEE AT THE RAPPORTEURS’ SUMMARIZATION ON GLOBAL ROUNDTABLE ON INCLUSIVE INNOVATIONS, on March 07, 2015   Click Here

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Bamboo Splint Making Machine

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

 
Biomass based gasifier

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

 
Improved cauliflower variety

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

 
Cotton Stripper Machine

In the dry cotton growing tracts of Gujarat and few other parts of the country, the indigenous cotton varieties (like Kalyan – V 797, G-13 etc.) is grown, where the lint is tightly attached to the inner side of the shell. Before ginning can take...Read More

 
Mitti Cool Refrigerator

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

 

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 – 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 Indua 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 – 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 – 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 & GIAN sign three agreements on the first day of Satvik 2014 -“ the traditional food festival

National Innovation Foundation “ India (NIF) and Gujarat Grassroots Innovation Augmentation Network (GIAN) signed three agreements for marketing and manufacturing of various innovations on 20th Dec. 2014, the first day of Satvik the traditional food festival organised at IIM Ahmedabad. 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

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