No. Title Purpose Status
Project I  Children Creativity and Co-creation Camp: Innovations by children for children and the family To develop an operational framework for empowering children to not only articulate their problems but also to find solutions both individually and collectively.  This program will help us understand how young children can be significant part of the national innovation value chain.   The Inverted Model of Innovation implies that children ideate/innovate; fabricators design and companies/agencies diffuse commercially or socially.  Involvement of children in solving their challenges will help us understand micro and macro strategies, which can mobilise the creative potential of children around the world for overcoming persistent social inertia in developing countries.   Completed
Project II Awards for innovations for/by children during IGNITE, 2015 It is proposed that SRISTI announces some of the persistent problems faced by local communities among college students and also school children to seek their solution.  As understood not all solutions will be optimal.  However, the heuristic underlying a solution may have cross-domain and cross-cultural applicability.  It is to exploit such potential that a competition is proposed to be organized among technology and selected school students to address some of the unmet social needs.   On the platform of National Innovation Foundation’s (NIF) Dr A P J Abdul Kalam IGNITE Award the awards for the idea & solutions of some of the persistent problems announced by SRISTI will be organised. Running
Project III Summer/winter school for designing Technological Innovations for Eliminating Child Labour A summer/winter school will be conducted involving engineering/technology students as participants to address the unmet social needs identified independently, list provided by Honey Bee Network and also the ones discovered during the children camp. Completed
Project IV Prototyping the spinoff ideas/innovations developed from summer workshop and children workshop and entries from nominations for award We will assemble all ideas in above process and benchmark them based on various parameters. The goal would be to convert the new ideas into usable innovations for the families [which hitherto sent children for work]. The suggestions may emerge either from children or from engineering and other students. While many solutions may be possible based on these ideas, we will choose the best ones so that they can be fabricated, tested and given proper shape in a time bound manner.  We will give some prototypes to the parents of the disadvantaged children and collect their feedback for making the final design.  Running