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Innovation is not just a good sounding word – it is in actual action; and it doesn’t need  any qualifications !

Courtesy : Kartik Pandit

Witworks is a Bangalore based collaborative invention company, which designs and sells consumer products created by its online community. Its web platform enables anyone to join this community and submit ideas solving everyday practical problems. The company works towards developing these ideas into commercially viable products, manufacturing them and bringing them to the market.

Inventors and designers can now bring their products to the market by merely pitching ideas to an online community of fellow innovators. The community, organised by  Witworks, is founded by three IIT Kharagpur graduates, who promise that a prototype of a chosen design or idea is ready in 30 days. The manufacturing of the products is outsourced to specific companies that Witworks has tied up with.

The startup, which launched operations last year, already has a 1,000-strong community, who decide how useful and unique an idea pitched to them will be as a final product. Witworks selects the top three ideas and puts it on the fast track. “In India, there is no place to invent,” said 25-year-old Somnath Meher, who cofounded Witworks this year with a seed fund of Rs 10 lakh from IIT Kharagpur.

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 Zayed Future Energy Prize 2015   Submissions now open  logoSubmissions and nominations for the 2015 Zayed Future Energy Prize are now open . The Zayed Future Energy Prize is an annual US$4 million (Rs 24 Crore) award which recognizes individuals, organisations and schools who have made significant strides to advance the fields of renewable energy and sustainability.

Zayed Future Energy Prize 2015

This year submissions will are being accepted across five categories:

  • Large Corporation,
  • Small and Medium Enterprise (SME),
  • Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO),
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Global High Schools.

To submit your nominations and applications visit the award website at: www.ZayedFutureEnergyPrize.com.

Last Date for Submissions : 14 July, 2014.

The Zayed Future Energy Prize now in it’s 7th year has awarded 30 winners across six continents and impacted millions of lives. Over the years, Prize winners have trained thousands of women as green technicians; delivered solar home systems to millions in Bangladesh; created access to safe drinking water to millions in Africa; and funded university scholarship to students around the world.

Winners of the 2014 Zayed Future Energy Prize, announced in January this year include ABB, Abellon CleanEnergy, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Wang Chuanfu, the founder and chairman of BYD Co Ltd, the Chinese auto and battery maker, and five high schools from across the globe.

Courtesy : http://indiamicrofinance.com/zayed-future-energy-prize-2015-submissions-now-open.html

This Invention From India Is Going to Change The Way We Live Forever!

Fin is basically a tiny hardware product that users can wear on their thumbs as a ring. The ring will then convert the user’s whole palm into a gesture interface. The project has already raised about $200,000 from some 1,600 people around the world who have already pre-ordered the product. Previous to this, Fin’s initial target for the project was to raise $100,000. However, back in mid-February when it found that its target was getting accomplished faster than expected, the campaign’s deadline was extended to March 9, and this resulted in the doubling of its monetary collections.

Read more at: http://www.gizbot.com/tech-biz/india-based-wearable-device-fin-experiencing-massive-response-boasts-016320.html

Watch Lulu and lovable loo video in this link provided:-

http://humanurehandbook.com/

It is high time we in India too adopted this more eco friendly nature’s way of converting human manure to composite manure for farming.

Watch more on composite toilets here in this link provided:-

 http://www.compostingtoilet.org/

About eco sanitation toilets here adopted by many Americans in their farms:-

http://www.sancor.ca/

But all this is not possible when living in urban cities where we are engaged in 9 to 5 jobs but can be adopted at least in villages or in farms.

Courtesy : Firdosh Sukhia

CaptureIT’S YOUR TURN TO CHANGE THE WORLD

The Google Science Fair is a global online science and technology competition open to students ages 13 to 18. It’s all about :

  • What you love doing ?
  • What are you good at ?
  • What you want to change ?

 

Get an overview of the competition – Click Here.

INDIA’S BIGGEST EVER INNOVATION CHALLENGE

The USD 1 Million Rise Prize aims to spur breakthrough innovations from India which captures the mainstream imagination. It is an enabler of disruptive change. A catalyst to bring about world beating ideas from India. The ultimate goal is to change the way we live, work or play. Disruptive scientific and technology innovations that are ‘Made in India’ will now be real.

India has been on the verge of greatness for too long. It’s time to change that. It’s time to make the world sit up and take notice. To create disruptive solutions that transform lives. To lead in enterprise and innovation. To see “Made in India” mean best in the world.

It’s time.

TO SPARK THE RISE OF INDIA

We have curated an array of programs to inspire and enable world-class innovation and entrepreneurship from India.

From incubation of just an idea, to capital for your venture, and challenges that seek disruptive solutions, Spark the Rise has something to offer you. The funders, incubators and connectors you see on Spark the Rise have complete ownership and responsibility of their programs.

What’s in it for you

$700,000 to build a driverless car for India.

$300,000 to develop a solar DIY kit for household energy needs.

and much more

Click Here to visit the website


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