The National Innovation Foundation (NIF) – India, is India's national initiative to strengthen the grassroots technological innovations and outstanding traditional knowledge. Its mission is to help India become a creative and knowledge-based society by expanding policy and institutional space for grassroots technological innovators. It was set up with the support of Honey Bee Network.

NIF scouts, supports and spawns' grassroots innovations developed by individuals and local communities in any technological field, helping in human survival without any help from formal sector. It also tries to ensure that such innovations diffuse widely through commercial and/or non-commercial channels, generating material or non-material incentives for them and others involved in the value chain.

Dr A P J Abdul Kalam IGNITE Competition 2019

S. No

Idea/Innovation

Name

Class

School Name

District

State/UT

1.

Solar ironing cart

Vinisha Umashankar

8

The Path Global Public School, Malappambadi

Thiruvannamalai

Tamil Nadu

2.

Visually challenged friendly toilets

Baibhav Parida

8

DAV Public School, Chandresekharpur

Khordha

Odisha

3.

Expandable food plate

Padmashri G.

6

GKHPS Doddabompalli

Kolar

Karnataka

4.

Insect killing dustbin

Tanmay Kumar Sethi

7

Delhi Public School

Rourkela

Odisha

5.

Modified broom with dust collector for cleaning ceiling

Swadha Krishn

7

Delhi Public School, North Bangalore

Bengaluru

Karnataka

Swastik Subham

6

Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1

Sambalpur

Odisha

6.

Plate with inbuilt detachable glass

Vishwa Goswami

UKG

Bhaskar Play School, Pethapur

Gandhinagar

Gujarat

7.

Quick finger duster for whiteboards

Archit Aryaman

9

Army Public School, Narangi

Kamrup Metropolitan

Assam

8.

Fast drying shoes

Devjit Prasad Majhi

9

Buxi Jagabandhu English Medium School, Bhubaneswar

Khordha

Odisha

9.

Intelligent stair case

Anuj Mishra

9

Vindhyavasini Public School, Bharuhana

Mirzapur

Uttar Pradesh

10.

Innovative shading tool for drawing

Raktim Das

10

Shankar Dev Sishu Vidya Niketan, Dadara

Kamrup

Assam

11.

Easy cleaning water tank

Siddhant Kumar

9

Govt High School, Rana Bigha

Nalanda

Bihar

12.

Manual Cole crop harvester

Yash Pramod Jadhav

10

Shardabai Pawar Vidyalaya, Shivnagar

Pune

Maharashtra

13.

Stapler for leaf plate making

Suyash Patel

10

Sri Chaitanya Techno School, Kaggadasapura

Bengaluru

Karnataka

14.

Spill-proof Kaangri

Asim Sikandar Mir

8

Shemford Futuristic School, Wanpoh

Anantnag

Jammu & Kashmir

15.

Perspiration absorbing shoe

Sayeeda Banoo

9

Govt High School, Poyen

Kargil*

Jammu & Kashmir

16.

Sickle housing first aid kit

Kishan H. Thakor

12

Gramshala, Grambharti, Amrapur

Gandhinagar

Gujarat

17.

Sleep-walking detector and preventer

Shivam Amritesh

11

Sanskar Bharti Global School, Phulparas

Madhubani

Bihar

18.

Semi-automatic flower garland maker and packer

A.J. Surya, S. Venkateswaran and Venuram R.R.

12

Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Mylapore

Chennai

Tamil Nadu


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