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Announcement 2019







           संवेदना      C R E A T I V I T Y
          से                  F R O M
     सृजनशीलता      E M P A T H Y


Would you, the students, young faculty and independent professionals like to use your technological, design and other skills to develop open innovative solutions for meeting unmet social needs?

Join us for an opportunity for a shot at solving these problems together with some of the best-known grassroots innovators in India.


May 26 to June 20, 2019, Ahmedabad


SRISTI, an integral part of the Honey Bee Network invites budding technologists /innovators /social entrepreneurs to  design  solutions  in the following broad domains:


  1. Electronic Sensor based products for women, children, elderly and other social segments

  2. Mechanical Engineering based devices for urban poor, workers/small farmers in farm/non-farm sector, processing, construction, handloom, crafts, any other related sector

  3. Designing Apps/smartphone based platforms for seeking and spreading innovative ideas, on-farm trials, social diffusion of innovations, natural product lab, peer learning among children, educational support for disadvantaged children, industrial/product/commercialization design for improving the web presence of database, social media analysis for defusing innovation, etc.



UG // PG // PhD students of Design, Engineering, Architecture, Social Science and other fields who are passionate to address social challenges.



Process & Pedagogy














SRISTI welcomes socially sensitive students to engage with communities, peers and a set of distinguished global and national mentors  


Selection process




While submitting your application, please look around and list 10 unmet social needs – 5 rural + 5 urban needs. Illustrate one need (among the 10) which you would like to take ahead from idea to prototype. Also describe how you would go about doing it. [Attached work plan]

SRISTI will also share a few unmet social needs with the selected participants. You are free to work on a problem of your choice also at the workshop, which can be different from the one you submit during application.  As long as it addresses a clearly defined unmet need of a disadvantaged section of society it will be welcome. However, the group work will be pursued on already identified social challenges unless a team can convince the group that its chosen problem is far more important and urgent.

Experts from Industries, CSIR, DST and other institutions in India and abroad will address the students


Application deadline: May 15, 2019

Target group size: 60 candidates to be announced by May 16, 2019



Five to seven proof of concept, processes, Apps, and preliminary service/system design.

It is understood that several ideas/products will need considerably more design and fabrication effort to make them useful for the target users/communities. SRISTI is committed to follow-up each solution and keep the original group informed and engaged if they so wish. Solutions developed during the summer school are intended to solve societal problems. Hence, all the solutions developed during the summer school or from ideas emerging from the summer school will be open source. Only in some rare cases, a defensive patent may be filed to prevent any third party monopolizing the design. SRISTI will have full right to share, modify or build upon the solutions developed during summer school to improve the technology.




SRISTI is a voluntary developmental organization set up to strengthen the creativity of grassroots inventors, innovators, and ecopreneurs engaged in conserving biodiversity, developing eco-friendly educational, technological, cultural or institutional solutions to local problems.  

We want to ensure that every student/faculty/professional who is sincere, insightful, and deeply interested can join us for the summer school. Expenses for field research, material for prototyping, laboratory and basic accommodation would be covered from the CSIR Bhatnagar Fellowship of Prof Anil Gupta. The contribution towards food alone is Rs 7,000 for the 26 - day school. No one will be denied participation due to lack of funds. Please write to us if you feel you deserve the merit cum means scholarship to waive your contribution.



SSIP Hub, Inside Knowledge Consortium Of Gujarat (KCG), Pragna Puram Campus,

Opposite PRL, Between Govt. Girls Polytechnic and L.D College of Engineering,

Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380015

For any other query email us:


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