Within this framework of Grassroots Innovations as described and propagated by Prof. Anil Gupta at IIM, Bhau incubator is going to focus on the sub segment of the framework, called “Innovations for grassroots“
This is defined to be the innovations developed by individuals or organizations for improving the socio-economic conditions of the communities and/or individuals at grassroots, i.e., in the villages or urban areas particularly disadvantaged
- It is an important element of societal development. A lot of innovation happens in
informalsector that never scales up or is structured because of the lack of resources and technological know-how required for scalability
- A significant part of COEP students come from villages and who have
first-handexperience of the challenges and opportunities at grassrootslevel in their villages
- There is a great need for India to focus on not only Smart Cities but also promote the notion of Smart Villages
- COEP already has
i2iprogram which was discussed in other section. This program encourages and enables the engineering students at COEP and other collagesto solve local village problems using technology and engineering skills and tools.
- Promising successful projects which have a potential to become
businesssuccess on a scalable model can be incubated at Bhau Institute.
It is critically important to support innovations at
Applicant should have a business idea in Cyber Security, Information Security, or Surveillance.
Selection will be based on the commercial viability of your business idea, innovative technology, the possibility of patenting, market opportunity, scalability of the product/business, the uniqueness of business proposition, and team strength.
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