Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE 2017- National Innovation Foundation (All India) (Download PDF)

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About IGNITE Competition - National Innovation Foundation: IGNITE is an annual national competition to harness the creative and innovative spirit of school children. IGNITE invites children to showcase their creative innovations and ideas in technology.

  • Original creative technological ideas and innovations of the students that solve any problem be it household, porters, labourers etc.
  • At this stage, Students are required just to submit their own creative ideas and no working model is required.
  • Photos/videos/sketches of the idea/innovation/project can also be submitted in order to facilitate proper understanding and evaluation of the submission.
  • In the fond memory of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, IGNITE has been renamed to Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE Awards.


IGNITE Competition - National Innovation Foundation Reward

All practical and useful ideas/innovations may be given financial and mentoring support. In the deserving cases, patents will be filed in their name at no cost to them. It is also possible that some of the ideas might attract entrepreneurs and these may get licensed for monetary consideration.

  • Students submitting maximum properly documented entries would be given appreciation certificates from NIF.
  • Each innovation/traditional knowledge practice spotted and documented by he/she will be credited as being the ‘SCOUT’ of a particular innovation/traditional knowledge in the record.
  • There will be an exhibition of ONLY the awarded projects/ideas/innovations.
  • The winner of IGNITE 2017 will be announced on October 15,2017.
  • The award will be later given by Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam at his convenience at The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Conducted by: National Innovation Foundation

Eligibility: School till class 12

Last date for Application: Aug 31,2017

- Published/Last Modified on: March 30, 2017

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