Honey Bee Network Creativity & Inclusive Innovation Awards (HBNCRIIA) 2020

Honey Bee Network and GIAN have jointly organized first International annual competition for creative & Innovative ideas or traditional knowledge practices, which solve day-to-day problems faced by society including animals, the environment, or us.

HBNCRIIA award accepts entries from parents, teachers, professionals, college students, or any other adult in the formal or informal sector. This award aims to give international recognition to the innovations which are from/for grassroots, and address unmet social needs.

Prof Anil K Gupta while welcoming the distinguished jury members mentioned that Honey Bee Network Creativity & Inclusive Innovation Awards (HBNCRIIA) 2020 is given to most promising inclusive innovations from around the world. The Members of the jury included Prof. P V M Rao (Professor and Head, Department of Design, IIT-Delhi), Prof. Vijaya Sherry Chand (Professor & Chairperson, Ravi J. Matthai Centre for Educational Innovation, RJMCEI, IIM), Prof. B. K. Chakravarthy (IDC School of Design, Associate Faculty of Education Technology, IIT Bombay, Powai), Prof. Sanjay Sarma (Vice President for Open Learning and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT, Boston), Dr. Chintan Vaishnav (Senior Lecturer, MIT’s Sloan School of Management), Mr. Chetan Patel (National Coordinator – Shodhyatra at SRISTI), Ms Basma Saeed (Head of solutions mapping, UNDP Accelerator Labs, Sudan), Mr Nilesh Kulkarni (Director of Gharda Chemicals Ltd.), Mr Dan Kiernan (Careers Coach at Sa誰d Business School, University of Oxford), Wong Ada (Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture), Rozita Singh (Head of Solutions Mapping, Accelerator Lab at UNDP, India), and Ms Alison Field- Juma (Executive Director at OARS Cambridge, United States).

This year, we have reviewed around 2500 entries from 87 countries. These were screened by eminent scholars/practitioners at the primary stage followed by expert jury review. The winners include 10 international awards, 4 Coping with Covid awards and 4 appreciation awards from nine countries.

Congratulations to all winners and we recognize the efforts by thousands of innovators who sent their ideas for dealing with COVID-19, sanitation, environmental care, agriculture, food and agro-processing, reduction in drudgery, safety, etc.

The entries for HBNCRIIA awards 2021 are open and can be sent at hbncriia@gian.org