Dissemination and Social Diffusion (DSD)

NIF has a large database of over 295,000 technological ideas, innovations and traditional knowledge, including proprietary, open source and common public knowledge. While the percentage of proprietary traditional knowledge (individual or community) and innovations where NIF has filed patents in the names of the individuals or communities is quite low, much knowledge is available (common or open source), which can be disseminated without any IP considerations.

Social diffusion in NIF's case may be differentiated by the commonly understood usage of social diffusion as the study of diffusion of ideas and innovations in the society. Many innovations available with NIF may not have the potential of widespread commercialization but can enhance social wealth, improve people's lifestyles and facilitate sustainable alternatives for development. Many such technologies are called open source technologies, which anybody can adopt as per his/her need without any payment. In many cases, innovators have also generously declared their innovations open source so that society at large can benefit from them. NIF has also operationalised Grassroots Technological Innovations Acquisition Fund (GTIAF) wherein it acquires the rights of useful grassroots technologies from innovators after paying an upfront fee and disseminate/diffuse it at low cost or no cost to other innovators, fabricators, farmers or entrepreneurs across the country for societal good.

The Dissemination and Social Diffusion (DSD) department works in close coordination with the S&D, VARD and BD departments. The specific tasks undertaken to further dissemination activities include coordination of publication activities of NIF online as well as in print and developing content for newsletters, books, compendiums, posters, CDs, kiosks, websites etc. NIF also participates in workshops, seminars, exhibitions and various events like India International Trade Fair, Indian Science Congress, India International Science Fair, etc. for the purpose. It also facilitates demonstration of technologies for their possible uptake by relevant stake holders. Establishing linkages with other institutions and networks for dissemination and/or social diffusion is also one of the important activities of NIF.

Such activities are being actively taken up all across the country particularly in Jammu and Kashmir, the North Eastern States and in other remote/ backward/ tribal regions.

S. No.

Name of innovator/ organisation

Diffusion Projects for

Sanctioned in Financial Year

Duration

Status

1

Innovator's firm Francis MJ, Kerala

Tree climbers for diffusion in Andaman and Nicobar

2017-18

Six Months

Completed

2

Innovator Milan Jyoti Das, Assam

Egg Incubator and Multipurpose drier for Arunachal Pradesh

2017-18

Six Months

Completed

3

Innovator Paresh Panchal's firm - Dolphin Engimech, Gujarat

Incense stick machines for Dasna Prison

2017-18

One Year

Completed

4

Palle Srujuna, Secunderabad

For Science Express activity

2017-18

Six Months

Completed

5

Innovator Paresh Panchal's firm Dolphin Engimech, Gujarat

Incense stick machines for NE

2017-18

One Year

Ongoing

6

Innovator Bhabesh Das, Assam

Fabrication of innovations for NER

2017-18

Six Months

Completed

7

SRISTI Innovations, Gujarat

Diffusion of herbal products in NER

2017-18

One Year

Completed

8

Palle Srujuna, Telangana

Innovation Diffusion Centre

2017-18

One Year

Ongoing

9

Innovator Kissan Dharambir, Haryana

Multipurpose Processing machines in NE

2017-18

One Year

Completed

10

Innovator Sheikh Afzal's SA enterprises, Maharashtra

Sanitary napkin making machine, raw materials and transportation in NER

2017-18

One Year

Completed

11

Innovator Sheikh Afzal's SA enterprises, Maharashtra

Sanitary napkin making machine, raw materials and transportation in Eastern India

2017-18

One Year

Ongoing

12

Social Upliftment Trust, Jharkhand

Diffusion activities in Jharkhand

2017-18

One Year

Ongoing

13

State Council of Science, Technology and Environment, Meghalaya

Diffusion of veterinary practices

2017-18

One Year

Ongoing

14

Innovator M Deben Singh, Manipur

Stove cum drier

2017-18

Three Months

Completed

15

Innovator L Ralte, Mizoram

Arecanut Polisher

2017-18

One Year

Ongoing

16

Innovator Milanjyoti Das, Assam

2-in-1 drier cum egg incubator machine

2017-18

Three Months

Completed

17

GIAN West, Gujarat

Mobile exhibition

2017-18

One Year

Ongoing

18

GIAN West, Gujarat

Diffusion of plant varieties in Gujarat

2017-18

One Year

Ongoing

19

GIAN West, Gujarat

Participatory design of innovations

2017-18

One Year

Ongoing

20

GIAN West, Gujarat

Diffusion of herbal veterinary practices in Gujarat and Maharashtra

2017-18

One Year

Ongoing

21

GIAN West, Gujarat

Diffusion of Innovations in Gujarat and Maharashtra

2017-18

One Year

Ongoing

22

NIF Cell J&K

Diffusion of innovations

2017-18

One Year

Ongoing

23

Sarjan Innovations, Gujarat

Waste picker machine

2017-18

One Year

Ongoing

24

Innovator Mansukhbhai's Mitticool Clay Creation, Gujarat

Innovative Clay products for Meghalaya

2017-18

Six Months

Completed

25

Innovator Kissan Dharambir, Haryana

Multipurpose Processing machine in A&N

2017-18

One Year

Ongoing

26

Innovator Kissan Dharambir, Haryana

Multipurpose Processing machines in Meghalaya

2017-18

One Year

Ongoing

27

Innovator DN Venkat's RTechAgri

Tree climbers for Andaman and Nicobar

2017-18

One Year

Completed

28

State Council of Science, Technology and Environment, Meghalaya

Capacity building of potters

2017-18

One Year

Ongoing

29

Innovator Sheikh Afzal's SA enterprises, Maharashtra

Sanitary napkin machines for Andaman and Majuli

2017-18

One Year

Ongoing

30

Innovator Arvindbhai Patel's Notion Technocrat, Gujarat

Natural Water Cooler in Meghalaya

2017-18

One Year

Completed

31

Innovator M Manihar Sharma, Manipur

Diffusion of solar silk reeler in Meghalaya

2017-18

One Year

Ongoing

32

Innovator Milanjyoti Das, Assam

Diffusion of egg incubators in Meghalaya

2017-18

One Year

Ongoing

33

Innovator Paresh Panchal's Bonobo Innovative Products

Diffusion of pot making machines in Meghalaya

2017-18

One Year

Ongoing

34

Innovator Paresh Panchal's Dolphin Enigmatic

Diffusion of incense making machines in Meghalaya

2017-18

One Year

Ongoing

35

Innovator Sheikh Afzal's SA enterprises, Maharashtra

Diffusion of Sanitary napkin machines for Meghalaya

2017-18

One Year

Ongoing

36

Innovator Sheikh Afzal's SA enterprises, Maharashtra

Raw material for Sanitary napkin machines for Meghalaya

2017-18

One Year

Ongoing

37

Innovator DN Venkat's RTech Agri

Tree climbers for North East

2017-18

Six Months

Completed

38

Innovator's firm Francis MJ, Kerala

Tree climbers for diffusion in North East

2017-18

Six Months

Completed

39

Innovator Hari Narayan Prajapati, Rajasthan

Mileage enhancer device for North East

2017-18

Six Months

Completed

40

Innovator Arvindbhai Patel's Notion Technocrat, Gujarat

Natural Water Cooler in Odisha and Chhattisgarh

2016-17

One Year

Completed

41

Innovator Paresh Panchal's firm - Dolphin Engimech, Gujarat

Incense stick machines in Odisha and Chhattisgarh

2016-17

One Year

Completed

42

SEVA, Madurai

Diffusion of Innovations along Shodh Yatra route

2016-17

One Year

Extended

43

Innovator Kissan Dharambir, Haryana

Multipurpose Processing machine in Sikkim

2016-17

Six Months

Completed

44

Innovator LalbikzualaRalte

Bamboo stick making machines for NE

2016-17

One Year

Completed

45

Innovator Arvindbhai Patel's Notion Technocrat, Gujarat

Natural Water Cooler in NER

2016-17

One Year

Completed

46

GIAN West, Gujarat

Diffusion of BIBA Shelling machine in Maharashtra - first installment

2015-16

One Year

Completed

47

GIAN West, Gujarat

Capacity building of Dhanuka Community

2015-16

One Year

Extended

48

GIAN West, Gujarat

Diffusion of herbal veterinary practices

2015-16

One Year

Extended

49

GIAN West, Gujarat

Diffusion of herbal practices

2015-16

One Year

Extended

50

Innovators Vijaybhai and Dipakbhai, Gujarat

Diffusion of cotton wick making machine in Pilibhit

2015-16

Three Months

Completed

51

Innovator Arvindbhai Patel

Natural Water cooler in Ahmedabad

2015-16

Three Months

Completed

52

Palle Srujuna, Telangana

Innovation Diffusion Centre

2015-16

One Year

Completed

53

Palle Srujuna, Telangana

Science Express activity in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh

2015-16

Six Months

Completed

54

Innovator Kissan Dharambir, Haryana

Multipurpose Processing machine in Manipur

2014-15

Six Months

Completed

55

Innovator Arvindbhai Patel's Notion Technocrat, Gujarat

Natural Water Coolers in Grambharti

2013-14

Six Months

Completed

56

IP India Robotics, Haryana

Mobile Operated switches

2013-14

One Year

Completed

57

GIAN Cell J&K, Jammu and Kashmir

Diffusion of Grassroots Innovations

2012-13

One Year, Extended

Completed

58

GIAN North, Rajasthan

Crutches with spring/shock absorbers in Rajasthan

2012 -13

One Year

Completed

59

GIAN North, Rajasthan

Multipurpose Processing Machine in West UP

2012 -13

One Year, Extended

Completed

60

GIAN North, Rajasthan

Biomass Gassifier in Rajasthan

2012-13

One Year

Completed

61

GIAN North, Rajasthan

Natural Water Cooler in Rajasthan

2012-13

One Year

Completed

62

Innoaction India, Kerala

Diffusion of grassroots innovations

2012-13

One Year

Completed

63

GIAN West, Gujarat

Par boiled paddy spreader

2012-13

One Year, Extended

Completed

64

GIAN West, Gujarat

Poultry raking machine

2012-13

One Year, Extended

Completed

65

GIAN West, Gujarat

Low cost Windmill

2012-13

One Year, Extended

Completed

66

GIAN West, Gujarat

Crutches with spring/shock absorbers

2012-13

One Year

Completed

67

Palle Srujuna, Telangana

Innovation Diffusion Centre

2012-13

One Year, Extended

Completed