The National Innovation Foundation (NIF), India has announced the winners of IGNITE 2013 awards to honor the path-breaking innovations of school children in field of technology.
An automatic spike system near traffic signal, a cell phone with inbuilt charger, and a wheel-chair convertible to crutches were some of the innovations that won the award.
The IGNITE awards are bestowed for the national competition of original technological ideas and innovations of school children in India.
Held between 01 September 2012 and 31 August 2013, this year, the competition had received 20,836 submissions from students of 301 districts in 33 states and union territories of India.
The NIF organizes IGNITE competition every year in collaboration with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), various state education boards and others.
A total of 38 students from 25 districts of 17 Indian states and union territories will be conferred with IGNITE award 2013 for their productive innovations on 19 November. The award ceremony will be held at the Indian Institute of Management - Ahmedabad (IIM-A), and the awards will be presented by former President of India Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam, disclosed NIF Chief Innovation Officer Vipin Kumar.
An exhibition of all award-winning innovations would also be held at the venue.
National Innovation Foundation (NIF) is an autonomous body of the union government's Department of Science and Technology. It has been actively engaged in promoting creativity and innovation in the country, and the IGNITE is an endeavor to encourage the creativity of the school children and their original inclusive and compassionate thinking.