S&T Based Innovative Solutions

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  • Several S&T based innovative solutions have been identified by the National Innovation Foundation – India (NIF) , an autonomous body of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) .
  • A campaign which was running from 31 March to 10 May 2020 through the Challenge COVID-19 Competition (C3) , for engaging innovative citizens to come up with ideas and innovations to tackle the pandemic.
  • For further dissemination to the generator of the ideas, NIF is providing incubation and mentoring support.
  • Under the campaign a foot-operated device for hand sanitization and washing and an innovative sprayer for sanitization are the two recently supported innovations.

Foot-Operated Device for Hand Sanitization and Washing

  • Designed by Shri Mupparapu Raju from Warangal, Telangana.
  • A timely solution in response to need for contactless devices in the prevailing COVID-19 environment.
  • No hand related contact between user and the sanitizer.
  • Facilitates dispensing of soap and water by way of operating the device by foot, and not hands.

Other Supported Innovations

  • An innovative sprayer capable of sanitising or washing large areas like roads, societies, doors, compounds, walls, etc.
  • By deploying the sprayer one can sanitize the societies, roads, and so on at a maximum distance of 30 feet from the center of machine and up to 15 feet height.
  • The sprayer has been actively used at various locations in the State of Maharashtra viz. Satana, Nashik, etc.

Challenge COVID-19 Competition (C3)

  • National Innovation Foundation.
  • Science and Technology based innovative solutions.
  • Accepted very well by common people who believe that Innovation can indeed help the nation conquer crisis.

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