Delhi January 21-24, 2016
The National Science Centre (NSC), Delhi recently organized the
Innovation Festival 2016 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from January 21- 24. The event was inaugurated on January 21 by Professor Samir K. Brahmachari, an Indian biophysicist and Former Director General of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research and Former Secretary, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India.
The event was aimed to foster a passion and aptitude for science and technology and to provide a unique platform to creative innovators. The Festival comprised of an Innovation Fair providing people with an opportunity to showcase the most innovative products made by them in the past. Hobbyist, enthusiasts, students, amateurs as well as professionals of all ages and gender participated in the Festival. The festival also organized mini parallel events such as, Build from Scrap, Robofest, Creative Robo Design, Robo Training cum Contest, Innovative Challenge, Stage Blast, Family Science Quiz, Popular Science lectures, Idea Contest and a Hands-on Minds-on Session. About 45 people had applied for participation in the Innovation Fair, of which only 22 participants were shortlisted.
S.S. Rana & Co. also participated in the Innovation Festival through its CSR initiative
“IP4kids”(www.ip4kids.in), a sensitization program to spread awareness about Intellectual Property Rights among the young generations. In this sensitization program, the firm’s
IP4kids team interacted with kids, teachers, and young and grassroots innovators.
IP4kids also received support from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in the form of its publications for distribution at the fair which was received widely by the young innovators. As part of the initiative, our firm has pledged pro-bono support to all the young innovators. Awareness on the National Innovation Foundation was also spread by our firm’s
Around 400 people visited the stall put up by our firm and a special session was organized by the NSC where IP volunteers from our
IP4kids team contributed and delivered a presentation on Patents and their importance globally. A very interactive and positive response was received from all the participants and the visitors.
The Festival concluded with the awards distribution session by Dr. Vijay J. Sharma and other notable doctors. Awards were presented for categories including best innovation skill awards, best technical innovation award, etc. Our firm received appreciation for coming up with an IP awareness initiative and for helping grassroots innovators and students to realize their IP rights.