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 2015.
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.
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
The entries will be received till August 31, 2015. All entries received after this date will be considered for IGNITE 15 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
2.Submit online at http://nif.org.in/ignite/
3. Mail them at the following address (directly/through the Principal)
National Innovation Foundation - India
Satellite Complex, Premchand Nagar Road,
Jodhpur Tekra, Satellite
Ahmedabad 380 015, Gujarat
Who can participate
Students upto class 12, the maximum age is expected to be about 17-18 years (any educational board from any background arts, commerce etc can participate in the competition)
There will be an exhibition of ONLY the awarded projects/ideas/innovations. Working or illustrative models and/or posters in case of ideas would be required for the same.
All practical and useful ideas/innovations may be given financial and mentoring support. In the deserving cases, patents will be filed in their name at no cost to them. It is also possible that some of the ideas might attract entrepreneurs and these may get licensed for monetary consideration.
Any queries may be addressed to NIF at
Email: email@example.com or
Telephone numbers +91-79-26732456 / 2095,
Fax: +91-79-26731903 or
Toll Free No.: 1800 233 5555
For more information visit http://www.nif.org.in/ignite/
Update: NIF has decided to commemorate IGNITE awards in the memory of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE awards so that creative children continue to draw inspiration from his spirit. NIF will continue to announce the awards of IGNITE competition every year on October 15th, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam’s birthday, which is celebrated as the Children’s Creativity and Innovation Day.