Children / Creativity / IGNITE / Innovation

Fuelling Imagination Of Young Empathetic Innovators Of India

Recently many cars collided on Mathura road, because they could not see the accident ahead due to fog. This could have been avoided if the idea of Gayathri and Pranav from Naval school, Kochi, Kerala, had been implemented in vehicles. They suggested that whenever a two-wheeler (for that matter, any vehicle) meets with an accident, … Continue reading

Children / Creativity / Innovation

Remembering Dr.Kalam…. by celebrating his birthday as Children Creativity and Innovation day!!

As a small tribute to Dr. Kalam, The Honey Bee Network invited innovative ideas/solutions to unmet needs from children upto class 12 & organised a meeting of creative children who participated in this local and regional idea competition & awarded them today  at 5.00 pm, October 15, 2016, outside RJM hall, IIM old campus. https://www.facebook.com/648945252/videos/10157639315775253/       Continue reading

Innovation

Once again: spotted an Innovation on road – eco chulha

While driving to Vadodara from ahmedabad, saw a vehicle with “eco-chulha” written on the back glass. Curious to know more, we waived to that car to stop. Ashwin Bhai, a non resident Gujarati entrepreneur owning many motels is an engineer interested in gasification and biomass stove design and manufacture. Exporting these stoves to many countries, … Continue reading

Innovation

Global Companies Must Create Global Innovation Public Goods

When international companies aspire for global presence and sometimes even domination, they don’t do so only in market place. They try to do so in social space too. Why do then most Indian companies not have similar aspirations. In general Indian companies lack hunger for seeking innovations from within and also from outside, but their … Continue reading

Entrepreneurship / Innovation / policy

Busy as a bee: an article on Honey Bee Network, 2010, June SPAN

Busy as a Bee By VAIDEHI IYER May/June 2010 All over the world, there are people with problems and innovators with solutions. The Honey Bee Network connects some of them to help make their dreams come true. Imagine an automatic food making machine that does away with the trouble of cooking. “Wouldn’t everybody like that?” … Continue reading

Innovation / Research / women

Innovations by Women : Why are They so Obscure

In my recent book on Grassroots Innovations ( 2016, http://www.amazon.in/Grassroots-Innovation-Minds-Margin-Marginal/dp/8184005873) I describe this dilemma and I quote: “The role of women in grassroots innovations has thus remained rather obscure. The number of innovations by women has also been rather small in the Honey Bee database compared to their real-life societal contributions. There could be many reasons … Continue reading

Innovation / policy / Start-ups

Rural start-ups: making a policy and institutional highway

I inaugurated the GIC unit set up by  Subhash ola, a Presidential  Grassroots Innovation Award winner of NIF at Behror, midway, Delhi-Jaipur highway. He invented a very cost and energy efficient way of recycling steam to generate power, and/or improving efficiency in textile, food, pharma, plywood industry etc. Sixty per cent saving in water and … Continue reading