Greetings from techpedia.sristi.orgat Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions (SRISTI).
We are happy to invite submissions of projects/innovations by students for the Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Awards 2016. It is a SRISTI initiative to foster youth-driven innovations. The awards will be given during the Festival of Innovations, March 12-18, 2016 hosted by The Hon'ble President of India at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.
Four categories of awards are:
- MLM (More from Less for Many) or Frugal Innovation Award: Technologies that use significantly less material/energy compared to existing alternatives to create sustainable solutions.
- SRISTI Social Innovation Award: A demonstrable proof of concept/ prototype that possesses a significant amount of novelty and social application.
- Technological-edge Award: A breakthrough or a significant technological advance in any field of engineering, pharmacy, medical, agricultural, or other disciplines will entitle a student to qualify for this award.
- BIRAC-SRISTI award for biotechnological/medical/healthcare innovation: A technology having potential for reaching the masses and/or addressing a felt social need or making it extremely affordable compared to available solution will be selected. Up to ten of the selected innovations may be given a grant of Rs.15 lakh each and another hundred idea may be granted Rs. One lac each for taking the idea forward.
Any student project that has been completed in or after 2012 is eligible for submission. Students presently enrolled in a programme or those who have recently graduated from technical institutions/universities may submit their applications. The faculty members who in the past have supervised projects by students, who have graduated, are also eligible to apply on behalf of their students. The full project report of the shortlisted projects will be needed for final evaluation.
Last date for submission of entries is 31st December 2015. The nominations have to be submitted at www.gyti.techpedia.in
We also request that you may get abstracts of all the UG/PG projects along with the name of the students, their guide, department, college, contact information and key words, uploaded at techpedia.sristi.org. this will not only give visibility to the work done by your students, but also promote originality and collaboration. In due course, the linkage with grassroots innovators, MSME and other sectors may also be forged.
We look forward to your enthusiastic cooperation in making India innovative and spread the spirit of the Honey Bee Network.
Best wishes and greetings for the New Year
Anil K Gupta