Innoaction India along with Naz Foundation (India) Trust and Lend a Hand Foundation, have been selected for being a part of Chevening Alumni Volunteering Initiative of the British High Commission in India. This makes us one among the three organizations in India those will be receiving mentoring and support from Chevening scholars around the globe.
Innoaction India is associating with Spring Board Nigeria and Concepts & Actualities Nigeria for providing technical support for Nigerian Youth for establishing community based enterprises in Nigeria. MoU has been signed between Innoaction India and Spring Board Nigeria and first batch of Nigerian youth will be trained by Innoaction India in August, 2013.
Innoaction India is partnering with Directorate of Public Instruction (DPI), Government of Kerala for promoting innovations of school children. Memorandum of association (MoU) has been signed between Director, DPI and Secretary of Innoaction India on November 26th, 2012 during the state level science fair at Kozhikode. Scouting and Documentation of innovations exhibited in state level science fair organized by DPI, validation, value addition, IPR protection and incubation of innovations in association with various stakeholders , training on innovation for selected students are the programmes envisaged.
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Half day informal brainstorming session of selected 15 innovators –cum entrepreneurs with the objective of streamlining strategies and methodologies for commercialization of grassroots innovation was held at Thiruvanthapuram on 15th May 2012.
Prof Anil Gupta, Executive Vice Chairperson, National Innovation Foundation chaired the meeting and reiterated the commitment of NIF to take the innovations into market. He highlighted the importance of Micro Venture Innovation Fund for supporting innovations into enterprises. The relation between innovator and NIF is purely trust based and he stressed the importance of due and timely repayment of the loan to innovators, so as the fund could be extended to other needy innovators. He appreciated Mr KC Kuriakose for successfully commercializing his innovation and requested the help of successful innovators to offer their help in commercializing other innovations. He mentioned that achievement of Mr Kuriakose is one of the greatest achievements in the history of NIF and he will be felicitated in the next award function for the great achievement.
Mr G Vijaya Raghavan , member state Planning board Government of Kerala appreciated the innovators for their success and stressed the importance of focused attempt for successful commercialization and diffusion. He shared very useful insights in the commercialization process. There is a ‘window’ or specific time for each innovation for commercialization and innovators have to capitalize that window timely and that opportunity will not be available thereafter. He offered all help from the planning board, Government of Kerala for augmenting innovations. He also mentioned an innovative scheme of Kerala Government to support 5 entrepreneurs in each panchayat for starting own enterprises and government will offer 25 lakhs as grant for each entrepreneur to start enterprises and many of our grassroots innovators can avail this golden opportunity.
Mr Bobby Issac President, Innoaction lead the discussions Prof Anil Gupta and Mr Vijaya Raghavan gave their specific advices and comments to take the innovations forward.
Mr T.J James, Director, Innoaction, highlighted the importance of mutual collaboration and facilitation of innovators in the commercialization and diffusion of other innovations. He requested to offer the help of successful innovators cum entrepreneurs to other innovators to take their respective innovations into market and Innoaction is committed to facilitate the process.
Innoaction is partnering with National Innovation Foundation, Government of India to create an innovation ecosystem for augmenting and diffusion of frugal- grassroots innovation. Empowering the innovators to convert their innovations into enterprises and also developing an ecosystem for the diffusion of grassroots innovation by involving various stakeholders’ innovations is the core area of intervention. Area/ location specific approaches will be developed and executed for wider diffusion of their innovation. Selected innovations in agriculture, farm machineries, energy, livelihood & health will be covered in the first year.
One-day National Workshop on ‘Frugal Innovations for Sustainable Solutions in Fisheries and Agricultural Sectors’ took place at the National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources at Lucknow on March 24, 2012 for forming platform for promoting frugal innovations. Grassroots innovators, scientists & experts from National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (NBFGR), management professionals/ policy makers from IIM Lucknow and TCS have participated in the workshop. T.J James, Director Innoaction, has stressed the importance of land to lab approach for promoting frugal innovations for addressing the technological and ecosystem gap existing in the sector. The deliberations were aimed at how to capitalize on the innovations done by innovators at the grass-root levelView PDF
Development and dissemination of low cost technologies and innovations for elderly people is one of the urgent needs. INNOACTION has undertaken a project on priority basis to develop and disseminate low cost technologies for catering the needs of elderly. Benchmarking the technological needs of elderly people, finding out the cost effectiveness and viability of existing technologies, developing the technologies in collaboration with industries and other stakeholders and diffusion are the main objectives of the project