Applications are invited for the SRISTI UNICEF Eighth Summer School on inclusive innovation 2020 Dates May 24 – June 10, 2020. The SRISTI, an integral part of the Honey Bee Network Invites budding technologists/ innovators/ social entrepreneurs/ students to design solutions.
SRISTI, which means creation (and the creator), is a developmental voluntary organization set up to strengthen the creativity of grassroots inventors, innovators, school and technology students, and ecopreneurs, biotech start-ups, etc., engaged in conserving biodiversity, developing eco-friendly educational, technological, cultural or institutional solutions to local problems.
- Electronic Sensor and AI-based products for women, children, elderly, farmers, and other social segments.
- Mechanical Engineering based devices for urban/rural poor, workers/small farmers in farm/non-farm sector, processing, construction, handloom, crafts, water supply, sanitation, assistive solutions, and any other related sector.
- Designing Apps/ smartphone-based platforms for seeking and spreading innovative ideas, on-farm trials, social diffusion of innovations, natural products, peer learning among children, educational support for disadvantaged children, designing home-based biotech experiments by children and their parents, design for improving the web presence of HBN, GIAN database, social media analysis for diffusing innovation, etc.
UG /PG/ Ph.D. students, young faculty, professionals (if very passionate) engaged in Design, Engineering, Architecture, Social Science, and other fields (including from CSIR labs or any other institution of higher learning) who are determined to address social challenges.
How to Apply?
- Interested candidates can apply online by clicking here.
- While submitting your application, please look around and list 10 unmet social needs – 5 rural + 5 urban needs. Illustrate one need (among the 10) which you would like to take ahead from idea to prototype.
- All the solutions will be shared with the user community in open source. In some cases, the defensive patent may be filed to prevent any third party monopolizing the design.
- SRISTI will have the full right to share the solutions developed during summer school to modify, change, or improve for the larger social good. The students can come back to follow up on their summer assignments.
- The contribution to online lectures is Rs 2500 for the 18 – day event.
- No one will be denied participation due to a lack of funds.
- The last date to register is May 19, 2020.
- From June 2- 8 you have to make a prototype at home.
- The final presentation will be on June 10, 2020, with an eminent jury in place.
Email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
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