SRISTI – UNICEF Summer Innovation School 2017

24 May to 12 June 2017
Application deadline: April 24, 2017

How about working together with other innovation champions in designing empathetic innovative products, App or service to meet an Unmet Social Need this summer break?

SRISTI announces the
fifth Summer School on inclusive innovation

Dates
24 May to 12 June 2017

The SRISTI, part of the Honey Bee Network Invites budding technologists/innovators/social entrepreneurs to work on designing solutions in the following broad domains:
Electronic Sensor based products for women, children, elderly and other social segments
Mechanical Engineering based devices for urban poor, workers/small farmers in farm/non-farm sector, processing, construction, handloom, crafts, any other related sector
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 etc.

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

Selection process
Apply http://summerschool.sristi.org/apply

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.

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 than the one you submit during application. As long as it addresses a clearly defined unmet need of 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.

Application deadline: April 24, 2017
Target group size: 30 -40 candidates to be announced by April 30, 2017 2017

SRISTI Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institution
http://www.sristi.org/cms/

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