IGNITE 2013 National Innovation Foundation

IGNITE 2013 National Innovation Foundation - India

IGNITE 2013 National Innovation Foundation - India announces the 7 th National Competition for Students' Ideas and Innovations in association with Honey Bee Network, SRISTI, CBSE & other partners

National Innovation Foundation - India invites submissions of the creative technological ideas/innovations from the students up to class 12 th for the seventh national competition for children's ideas and innovations - IGNITE 2013.

What is the IGNITE contest?

IGNITE is an annual national competition to harness the creative and innovative spirit of school children. Students are invited to send their original creative technological ideas and innovations for the same.

Why the IGNITE contest?

Creativity among children is almost in-born, every child is creative, degrees may vary, but not the basic manifestation. Then what happens during the growth and maturation? Why should children stop asking basic questions? Why do they agree to do repetitive science projects instead of being original? Why do they learn to live with unsolved social and professional problems? We should not allow our children to live with such problems rather urge them to come up with solutions to these. We want to promote originality, creativity and innovative spirit among our children so that when they become leaders of our society, they ensure an imaginative, inclusive and an innovative future for the country. We want our children to be more sensitive to the problems faced by not just them and their families or neighbours but also other socially disadvantaged sections of the society.

What is invited for the IGNITE contest?

Original creative technological ideas and innovations of the students OR/AND Any technological idea/innovation that solves any daily problem be it household, of porters, labourers, or the like. In addition, during their vacations or otherwise, the students are encouraged to look for other people who come out with innovative machines/devices or solve day to day problems using their creativity. Similarly they are also encouraged to document and learn traditional knowledge practices from their elders in their family and neighbourhood. The purpose is to expose them to the rich traditional heritage we have, facilitating its transfer from generation to generation. The students submitting the maximum number of properly documented entries (Innovations/Traditional Knowledge) to the schools (which would forward them to NIF) or directly to NIF would be given appreciation certificates from NIF. For each innovation/traditional knowledge practice spotted and documented by the student, he/she will be credited as being the 'Scout' for that particular innovation/traditional knowledge in records.

What is the competition period?

The entries will be received till July 31, 2013. All entries received after this date will be considered for IGNITE 14 competition.

Can students of other educational boards (national and state) other than CBSE also participate in the competition?

Yes, students from any educational board can participate in IGNITE competition.

How can the submissions be sent?

The submissions for the contest can be made to us through the following means.

1. Email the details at ignite13@nifindia.org

2.Submit online at www.ignitecomp.nif.org.in

3. Mail them at the following address (directly/through the Principal)

IGNITE 2013

National Innovation Foundation - India, Satellite Complex, Premchand Nagar Road, Jodhpur Tekra, Satellite Ahmedabad 380 015, Gujarat

For more informations please visit : www.nif.org.in/ignite/ignite_announcement.php

IGNITE 2013 National Innovation Foundation - India