NATIONAL SCIENCE CENTRE DELHI - INNOVATION FESTIVAL 2018 - Competitions and Contests for Indian Students

Thursday, 7 December 2017


The National Science Centre, Delhi, popularly known as Science Museum of Delhi, in addition to showcasing of galleries, organizes various competitions and events for imparting informal science education and creating scientific temper among the school students in particular and general public at large.
Realizing the importance of Innovation and the impact of experimentation and scientific method in shaping logical thinking among our community, the National Science Centre, Delhi is organizing Innovation Festival 20th and 21st January, 2018. It aims to foster a passion and aptitude for science and technology and to provide a unique platform to Innovative and creative Innovators.

The Innovation Festival will comprise of
A) Innovation Fair
B) Make it at Science Centre: a) Art b) Sculpture c) Build from Scrap
C) Creative Robo Design
D) Innovative Challenges
E) Family Science Quiz
F) Popular Science lecture
G) Workshop on Intellectual Property Right
H) Idea Contest

Innovation Festival is open ended, encouraging and generous in Spirit. It is about participation, not competition. The Festival is for all age, showcase and celebration of Invention, creativity and resourcefulness. This is a place to meet and interact with likeminded innovators from different walk of life. This will also provide opportunity to interact with makers from different technological world. It will support discovery and exploration while introducing new tools for advance design. Its other objectives are fostering creativity in people and to make them agent of change in their personal life
and their community. During the festival, several contests will be organized for students and general visitors on prior registration basis.

Who can participate?
a) Individual/Group
Hobbyist, enthusiasts, students, amateurs, professional of all age and gender can participate in the Festival. They will have to apply on prescribed format available at the website or reception counter of National Science Centre, Delhi. The participant can be individual or a group of maximum three people. However there will not be a separate category such as Individual or group and their Innovation will be evaluated collectively. The interested participants will have to submit the original video clip of at least one minutes of the innovative project mentioning clearly the claimed Innovation. Video clip can be send through WhatsApp, email or google drive shareable link. A screening committee will be constituted to Identify Innovative ideas, creativity to screen the entries. Based on their recommendation the entries will be divided in two group. 
Category A
Under this category, Those Innovators with confirmed innovations with utility and scope for improving our life as screened by screening committee will be allowed. They may submit their credentials of their products also if possible. They will be given Honorarium and TA restricted to Rs.1500/- per day in Individual category/Group category (for whole team, not individually).
Category B
Under this category all those innovators, whose products are likely to be possible and with ready prototype and possibility of good utility will be allowed to showcase their innovations and it will be open for discussion by public and Judges. May be innovators will have suggestions from judges or public. They will bring their products at their own cost. Only TA restricted to 500/- per day in Individual category/Group category (for whole team, not individually).will be given in this category. Prior registration is must in this category. The screening committee will decide the participants for this category from applicant and their decision in this regards will final and binding . (Maximum 40 Innovators combining both categories will be allowed to Participate in this fair.)
b) R&D or Startup companies
R&D or Startup companies (who have started operation during last three year) with their new innovative products can also participate. They will also have to submit the details of their new products with innovation claimed. They will also have to submit the video of their innovation claimed. The Best three entries will be awarded. Venue & Duration of the Fair: The venue for the fair will be ground area of National Science Centre. The Fair will be of two days duration starting from 20th to 21st January, 2018 

Last date for registration:  20th December, 2017

For further information and registration please visit

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