SRISTI Summer School on Inclusive Innovation

Summer School has not been announced yet. However if you are interested, you may register here and we will contact you as and when next Summer School is announced.

SRISTI, part of the Honey Bee Network Invites budding technologists/innovators/social entrepreneurs to work on designing solutions in the following broad domains:
Electronic Sensor based products for women, children, elderly and other social segments
Mechanical Engineering based devices for urban poor, workers/small farmers in farm/non-farm sector, processing, construction, handloom, crafts, any other related sector
Designing Apps/smartphone based platforms for seeking and spreading innovative ideas, on-farm trials, social diffusion of innovations, natural product lab, peer learning among children, educational support for disadvantaged children, industrial/product/commercialization design for improving web presence of database, social media analysis for defusing innovation, etc.
UG // PG // Ph.D. students of Design, Engineering, Architecture, Social Science and other fields who are passionate to address social challenges.
SRISTI welcomes socially sensitive students to engage with communities, peers and a set of distinguished global and national mentors  
Selection process
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.
SRISTI will also share a few unmet social needs with the selected participants. You are free to work on a problem of your choice also at the workshop, which can be different from the one you submit during application.  As long as it addresses a clearly defined unmet need of disadvantaged section of society it will be welcome. However, the group work will be pursued on already identified social challenges unless a team can convince the group that its chosen problem is far more important and urgent.
Five to seven proof of concept, processes, Apps, and service/system design to move from mind to market-social or commercial.
It is understood that several ideas/products will need considerable more design and fabrication effort to make them useful for the target users/communities. SRISTI is committed to follow up each solution and keep the original group informed and engaged if they so wish. 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 full right to share the solutions developed during summer school to modify, change or improve for the larger social good.
SRISTI, which means creation, is a developmental voluntary organization set up to strengthen the creativity of grassroots inventors, innovators, and ecopreneurs engaged in conserving biodiversity, developing eco-friendly educational, cultural or institutional solutions to local problems.  
We want to ensure that every student who is sincerer, insightful, and deeply interested can join us for the summer school. Expenses for field research, material for prototyping, laboratory and basic accommodation would be covered. The contribution towards food alone is Rs 7,000 for the 26 - day event. No one will be denied participation due to lack of funds. Please write to us if you feel you deserve the merit cum means scholarship to waive your contribution.
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