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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

 

Young innovator from Patna, Bihar wins the IMC Inclusive Innovation Award 2014

Shalini Kumari, young innovator from Patna, Bihar wins the IMC Inclusive Innovation Award 2014 (in category Z) for her walker with adjustable legs. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 2 lac. She had earlier won an IGNITE award at the hands of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam in 2010 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.The first agreement was signed between NIF & GIAN and grassroots innovators Shri Pareshbhai Panchal (Ahmedabad) and Shri Gopalbhai Suratia (Vadodara) for value addition,  Read More

NIF signs MoU with Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti

At the sidelines of the 2nd National Social Innovation Seminar at Pune on Nov 17th, 2014, National Innovation Foundation – India (NIF), Ahmedabad and Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS), Jaipur 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 disability, rehabilitation, and other related issues. Read More

NIF signs an agreement for non - exclusive marketing rights Milking Machines

National Innovation Foundation – India (NIF) entered into an agreement with Aviva Equipments Pvt. Ltd. for non - exclusive marketing rights for three different models of “Milking Machines” developed by Dakshina Kannada (Karnataka) based innovator Raghav Gowda (Ksheera Enterprises) for the states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal. The agreement was signed by Dr Vipin Kumar, Director and Chief Innovation Officer – NIF and Shri Bharat Shah, Chairman and Managing Director of Aviva Equipments. Read More

NIF signs an agreement for promoting natural dye based wooden toys

National Innovation Foundation – India (NIF) entered into an agreement with Thane (Maharashtra) based Gogalgai Toys for non - exclusive marketing rights for twenty three Etikopakka products across India. Etikopakka products are lacquer finished wooden artifacts developed by innovator C. V. Raju from Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The agreement was signed by Dr Vipin Kumar, Director and Chief Innovation Officer – NIF and Ms. Manisha Kulkarni and Mrs. Shenha Satalkar both Partners of Gogalgai Toys LLP. Read More

National Innovation Foundation - India (NIF) announces the IGNITE 14 Awards.

National Innovation Foundation - India (NIF) announces the IGNITE 14 Awards. IGNITE is a national competition of original technological ideas and innovations of children in or out of school (upto class 12 or the age of 17 years only).

Over 27000 submissions of students from 359 districts of 35 States & Union Territories of the country were received during the competition, which ran from September 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014.  Read More..

National Innovation Foundation-India (NIF) signed an agreement with Kaviraa Solutions

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

NIF BVG setup new joint venture company for the commercialization of Healthy foods

National Innovation Foundation-India (NIF) entered into an agreement with Bharat Vikas Group (BVG) India Ltd to form a New Joint Venture Company for Nutraceuticals and Healthy foods based on the outstanding traditional knowledge. The MOU was signed at BVG Office by Shri H R Gaikwad, CMD, BVG India Ltd and Dr Vipin Kumar, Director and Chief Innovation Officer, NIF India on 5th June 2014 at Pune. Read More

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