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Applications Invited for IGNITE Awards by National Innovation Foundation

Published on : 12-Aug-2019 Powered by

National Innovation Foundation (NIF), India, an autonomous body of the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, announces the tenth national competition for students' ideas and innovations.

NIF invites submissions of creative technological ideas/innovations from the students up to Standard XII for the tenth national competition for children's ideas and innovations - Dr A P J Abdul Kalam IGNITE Awards 2019. NIF dedicates the IGNITE Awards in the loving memory of Dr Kalam.

Short Name: IGNITE Awards

Conducting Body: National Innovation Foundation (NIF)

Key points

No. of entries permitted : No limit, any number of entries may be submitted
Age limit : Up to Standard XII in school or those up to the age of 17 years out of school

What is invited for the contest?

Original and creative technological ideas and innovations of the students OR/AND any technological idea/innovation that solves any daily-life problem, be it household or of porters, labourers, or the likes. 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 (TK) practices from elders in their families and neighbourhood. The purpose is to expose them to the rich traditional heritage that we have, facilitating its transfer from generation to generation. The students submitting the maximum number of properly-documented entries (innovations/TK) to the schools (which would forward them to NIF) or directly to NIF, would be given appreciation certificates. For each innovation/TK practice spotted and documented by the student, he/she will be credited as being the 'scout' of that innovation/TK in records.

Can students of other educational boards (national and state), other than CBSE, also participate in the competition?
Yes, students from any educational board can participate in Dr APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE competition. The children, who are out of school, up to the age of 17 years can also participate.

Last date of registration: 31-08-2019

For full details, check HERE

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