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 A WATER cooler that runs with-out electricity, a wheel chair, which operates on human breath, a car locking system that is connected to a

mobile phone, a modified cycle rickshaw with gears, a double shuttle hand-loom, a coconut tree climber and a travel bag with an in-built seat. These and other such innovative products, which were on display in the capital last week, have not been developed by engineering students or scientists from government-run research bodies, but by ordinary mechanics, farmers, students and even school dropouts.

These innovations only need hand holding and micro-finance in order to multiply and commercialise. Over the years, the National Innovation Foundation (NIF) has perfected the art of

converting such grassroots ideas into marketable products, by taking some of the best ideas through the complex process of] improvising, designing, testing, prototyping and scaling-up. 

Read More At: http://nif.org.in/dwn_files/quantumleap.pdf