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The Fourth International Conference on Creativity and Innovation at/for/from/with Grassroots [ICCIG 4] | 28 Jan 2019 to 30 Jan 2019 | Indian Institute of Management, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad | HBN CRIIA Award winners list


Natural Water Cooler

Commercial water coolers are expensive, require maintenance and run on electricity. Refrigerators operate on the principle of heat transfer and earthen pots work on the principle of evaporation to cool water. Arvindbhai has combined both these features and developed a Natural Water Cooler.

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Sugar Cane Juice Extractor

People go to different road side vendors to drink the juice. But, there is a continuous threat of diseases like cholera & Jaundice primarily caused by unhygienic conditions. There is no machine available in the market which can be used for extracting sugar cane juice at home.

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Cotton wick making machine

Cotton wicks for diyas are mostly made by women using their hands manually. Though machines for making long cotton wicks are available however, there is no machine available for making cotton wicks with bulbous base.

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cow dung pot making machine

Innovator developed eco friendly pot by using cow dung and agriculture waste, which is completely biodegradable. The innovation lies in the idea and achieving optimum combination of mixers of cow dung and other natural binders used to make it sturdy and resistant to pest.

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Welcome to GIAN...!

GIAN is helping unaided, unqualified, untrained individual innovator from the informal sector who has conceptualized/developed technological innovation and/or outstanding traditional knowledge practices.

GIAN is India's first technology business incubator focused on incubating and commercialising grassroots innovations. Grassroots innovations are essentially solutions generated by people at the grassroots levels to tide over persistent problems, the solutions to which are either not available or not affordable by a large section of the consumer masses in developing countries like India...More
These innovations, therefore, capture an unmet need of a large section of the population and building a value chain around these innovations to take them to market holds the potential of wealth creation in a truly sustainable and equitable manner. The objective of GIAN is to build the value chain around these innovations with the end objective of making these available to the masses through the market mechanism or otherwise.

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  Technology Incubation
  GIAN incubates high potential grassroots innovations into market ready products...more
  IPR Protection
  GIAN, since its inception, has been actively involved in helping innovators...more
  Technology Commercialisation
  GIAN assists innovators to take their innovations to the market...more

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