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1 Techpedia :A new model of innovation involving Young University students & Professors for developing innovations for informal and formal sectors. “ How to link the problems of informal sector and micro-and small industries with technology students, the case of” at

2 India as an Emerging Young Nation Bringing out 2.2 million Technology Graduates per year More than half of India's population is younger than the age of 25 and the entry of this group into the working population over the next few decades is expected to spur India's economic growth.

3 Compassion Collaboration Creativity Networking Compassionate –Collaborative and Creative Young Minds 50,000 software engineer, 0.05% of our Indian population contributed 10% of our export : 9.7 billion US dollars in 2010

4 2.2 million Graduate Technical Students Per year in India 10 months efforts by each student for solving real life issues Harnessing 10 million human months of efforts per year

5 Techpedia Aims Promotion of originality among technology students by making it impossible for them to do what has been done before. This will be possible only when they can find out what has been done before. Techpedia. In already has 1.4 lac technology projects done by 3.5 lac students from more than 500 colleges in India Connecting the technical students with the problems of informal, unorganized sector & grassroots innovators and MSMEs for affordable solution To harness collaborative potential of students across disciplines and colleges to solve persistent problems of our country in formal and informal sector through (a)Explore kho -kho model (relay) of product development (b) Creating real-time online NMN (National Mentoring Network) to harness skills, insights and experience of senior tech experts for mentoring young students Developing high tech capabilities through network platforms that become a hub for high tech outsourcing for the world in future Promoting both IPR protected and open source technologies and eventually develop into an online virtual

6 1. Promotion of originality among technology students through website database

7 Created Innovation ecosystem involving 1 million technology/professional Students in various States ( involving existing universities and industry clusters) Discrete social innovations Innovation Networking/Mindset Innovation Districts/Clusters/ Sankuls Mining the young technology minds for developing not only discrete socially viable Innovations but also a culture of “Samvedana” /Compassion Driven innovation pedagogy.

8 Institutionalizing innovation spirit in academia for solving socio-technical issues 502 institutions 3.5 lac students 19,000 Professors 8,000 MSMEs 5 lac human months per academic year In 25 Innovation clusters To solve the issues of BOP 2. Harness collaborative potential of students Case of Techpedia-GTU

9 2. Addressing problems of Grassroots and Informal sector

10 Engaging young students to solve/improve community challenges including agriculture for helping the mass  B. Shankar Rao, Sandeep Hegde, Tonse Supreet, Canara Engineering College, Mangalore, Karnataka designed a machine to reduces the cost of de husking by reducing need for skilled laborers and also reduces damage caused to the areca nuts in traditional huskers.  The problem was posed by All India Arecanut Growers Association via Techpedia and a dozen students and faculties closely worked to develop the solution. Project is done under the guidance of Mr. Ananth Pai of Mechanical Engineering Department. Product Cost -18,287/-

11 3. How to solve these problems through student innovations? The answer lies in creating a network that harnesses creative & collaborative student potential Creating knowledge network involving students, faculties, mentors, industries, policymakers, national ecosystems etc.

12 Networking institutions Networking Hopes Networking minds Networking Needs Minds-hopes-needs and institutions are being integrated laterally at at Sristi for harnessing youth potential of the country for generating more social value.

13 3. To harness collaborative potential of students Challenge young students for developing multiple heuristics “ Creating More from Less for Many : MLM “ could be the theme while innovating

14 3.1 Harness collaborative potential of students ‘Industrial Shodyatras’, Students exploring the problems of MSMEs under the Techpedia-GTU project

15 Socially relevant Innovations are not only happening in Big labs but also in small college labs. Youths leading a journey from Research to Revenue. 3.2 Harness collaborative potential of students Students came up with innovative solutions to IDPs & UDPs under the Techpedia-GTU project

16 Creating national stages/Innovation exhibitions to let the innovative techies interact with experts and national policy makers Dr R.A.Mashelkar, Former DG CSIR, Dr Sameer Brahamchari, DG CSIR interacting with young innovators at IIM-A during Innovation Exhibition organized by Techpedia at sristi.

17 GYTI Awards: Pooling innovations for solving social /grassroots/MSME problems To pose challenges to students to address unsolved problems of our society. Gandhiji had announced an award of 7700 pounds, ( approx Rs one lac ) to redesign charkha-spinning wheel. Today the value of this prize will be more than Rs10 crores. Industry association, government and others can offer attractive prizes for solving those problems which have remained unsolved so long. (14 teams of Technology Students from whole India were awarded in 2012 by Dr R.A.Mashelkar, Chairman, NIF at IIM-Ahmedabad organized by Techpedia in the following Award Categories) 1.MLM ( More from less from Many ) award 2.Sristi socially relevant technological innovation award 3.Strategic innovation and /or technological-edge award

18 Techpedia is pooling experts from industries, academia, public system, policy makers and connecting them virtually to the 2 million techies who are studying across all states to improve their innovations. Every year these 2 million techies putting together 2 crore human months while doing their final year projects/innovations. ( 10 months each) and Techpedia is trying to harness these huge amount of human months collectively and solve the persistent challenges of country. Century old challenges of informal sectors/MSMEs 2 million technology students per year National mentoring Network IPR/Opensource 3.2 Harness collaborative potential of students Creating real-time online National Mentoring Network (NMN) to link expert mentors across the nation to tech innovators in need of mentorship

19 Innovation of Black Box for car at Polytechnic latur, India Semi-finished task shared in open public domain for lateral learning via Techpedia Innovation task restarted by new student at new place from the left benchmark at Nagpur 3.3 Harness collaborative potential of students Kho-kho (relay) model of innovation

20 GYTI Award winning Innovations for Mass Shanu Sharma, student of IIT kanpur designed Vardan, a frugal wheel chair which is affordable by common man and which can climb stairs without any external support. Techpedia warded her during Gandhian Young technological Innovation award 2012 at IIM-Ahmedabad. GE awarded her recently during GE India Innovation Award. Techpedia is sourcing frugal ideas from students across the nation, providing an ecosystem to add value and helping in taking these innovations till needy users. Techpedia envisages 2 million young techies every year can cater the need of needy people in India and develop frugal solutions.

21 Innovation at VV Nagar, Gujarat, value added Innovation at Pune Harish Umashankar Tiwari,Prof. Dr. G.V. Parishwad developed at Pune developed mechanism to run AC in vehicle using exhaust heat in the engine and associated process. It can tackle the challenge of fuel required for A.C. which is 1/10 th of total fuel to run the engine. Further via knowledge network of Techpedia similar innovation is being value added at V.V.Nagar, Gujarat by another set of techies to take it further for developing more greener solution. Connecting Innovations laterally and vertically

22 Harnessing collaborative potential of students across disciplines and colleges to solve persistent problems of our country in formal and informal sector  Techpedia involving various students and faculties from multi disciplinary sectors and space across the nation and streamlining their efforts in solving the challenges of both informal sector and MSMEs.  Ex- in a energy segment challenge faced by almost all SMEs- team of students were pooled from VNIT, Nagpur, SVNIT Surat, IIIT-Allahabad, LDCE Ahmedabad and virtually linked together to put together their complementary skills and solve the common challenges of SMEs who in general can not afford their own R&D.

23 Techpedia engaging techies in solving community challenges of small and cottage industries across various SME clusters  Classifying tiles in different grades of ceramic tiles and creating a proper market is a common challenge faced by small scale units in ceramic industry clusters of Morbi, Gujarat as found by techies during their Industrial Shodh Yatra done by Techpedia and Gujarat Technical University.  Ankit Hareshbhai Lakhani,Pratik Ladani, Narendra Goria, Ashish Kalaria at GEC, Rajkot collaboratively made efforts for cracking this challenge using embedded system to classify tiles in different grades using digital image processing as a part of their innovative project.  Prof Bikhlani, HOD, ECE at GEC, Rajkot and local industry persons at Morbi ceramic units made early stage implementation of such low cost technology to help the smaller Units and improve their productivity.

24 Possible collaboration of with Chinese students and University ecosystems: 1 Developing a web portal or similar platform with help of and put together the research work done in terms of graduate/post graduate/PhD projects in curriculum together in open source format so that technology, management and other universities and industries, informal sectors across the world can know and leverage the innovations of young students and their professors for solving real life

25 Possible collaboration of with Chinese students and University ecosystems:2 Creating an online web based mentoring network at and bringing volunteers, professors, industry persons, research scholars together for mentoring innovations, challenges and grassroots Connecting mentors from universities and industry networks of universities outside china for developing multiple heuristics for innovations.

26 Possible collaboration of with Chinese students and University ecosystems : 3 Creating an innovation ecosystem involving students, professors, industry persons, industry clusters, grassroots innovators and scouting challenges faced by these grassroots innovators and small and medium industries and linking them to university students for making efforts to solve them. Posting these scouted challenges and grassroots innovations on web at so that every student and Value addition of existing innovations of grassroots innovators and small industry sector via students and professors via this proposed ecosystem.

27 Possible collaboration of with Chinese students and University ecosystems : 4 Documenting challenges from small and medium industries, innovator’s challenges in via learning walks/Shodh Yatra and sharing with other Chinese university students and professors along with other nations. Creating an online collaborative platform via link students, mentors and users and innovators across the globe for creating better innovations for a better world.

28 Possible collaboration of with Chinese students and University ecosystems : 5 University to start posing innovation challenges based on scouted innovations and user’s need and arrange competitions/awards for all students inside and across universities for proposing best solutions for these challenges. Arranging city level/ province level/ university level innovation based events, competitions and supporting selected innovations in prototype making, design/fabricating / patenting and helping students in starting own ventures based on these innovations.

29 Possible collaboration of with Chinese students and University ecosystems : 6 Declaring joint innovation challenge competitions /awards involving Chinese and Indian Universities and connect challenges and mentors from both India and China for value addition and development of innovations based on formal and informal sector needs. Appreciating such winners/ solutions in stages like iccig and university based innovation contests. This will inspire students, faculties, mentors and innovators to come together virtually and design inclusive solutions for India, china and whole world.

30 Thank You Xie Mr. Hiranmay Mahanta +91-9909959336

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