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

From Grassroots to Global: An embrace of creative artisans from across the Indian Ocean
Innovation / Research

From Grassroots to Global: An embrace of creative artisans from across the Indian Ocean

SRISTI, in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is facilitating transfer and indigenization of three types of low-cost mechanization and processing equipment to Kenya – the Bullet Santi (rechristened as Shujaa in Kenya), the Multipurpose Food processing machine and the Seed & Fertilizer dibbler. The Bullet Santi is a three-wheeled multipurpose … Continue reading

Innovation / Research

De-sign: designs for anonymous social/public good

I recently realised a paradox in our thinking about designing frugal solutions for contemporary problems. I share it here  to reflect and get feedback. There has been a long tradition in our country and many other societies of artists, designers, architects not signing their creations. Unlike the European  tradition, where every creation is signed and … Continue reading

Innovation / Research

CICIL3 : Troisième Conférence Internationale sur la Créativité et les Innovations Locales

ANNONCE : Dates importantes : Envoi courtes présentations : 15 Dec 2014 Envoi Dossiers complets : 22 Dec 2014 CICL3 : 19 au 22 Janv 2015 Institut Indien de Management, Ahmedabad Un développement harmonieux ne peut se concevoir sans donner de la voix, de la visibilité et un coup de pouce à la créativité et au potentiel d’innovation des personnes … Continue reading