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National Innovation Foundation (NIF)

Mission & Goals

The Department of Science and Technology help established the National Innovation Foundation (NIF) of lndia, on March 1,2000 with the main goal of providing institutional support in scouting, pawning, sustaining and scaling up grassroots green innovations and helping their transition to self supporting activities.



The foundation has a Governing Body chaired by Dr. R. A. Mashelkar, Secretary, DSIR and Director General CSIF. Professor Anil K. Gupta, President SRISTI and Professor Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, is the Executive Vice Chairperson of NIF.


For the last ten years the Honeybee Network and Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions (SRISTI) have been scouting innovations by farmers, artisans, women etc. at the grassroots level.


Gujarat Grassroots Innovations Augmentation Network (GIAN) scales up innovations, from the Honey Bee database of innovations, through value additions in innovations to sustain creativity and ethics of experimentation: GIAN was conceived at the International Conference on Creativity and Innovation at Grassroots (ICCIG), jointly organized by IIM Ahmedabad and SRISTI.


The Honey Bee database of 10,000 innovations, collected and documented by SRISTI, would be part of the National Register of Innovations to be managed and supported by NIF.


Activities of NIF

Keeping the Honey Bee Philosophy in perspective, NIF was launched by the Government of India as India’s national initiative to strengthen the Grassroots Technological Innovation and Traditional Knowledge. The functions of NIF can be summarized in five components.


> Scouting and Documentation > Dissemination and Information Technology Management

> Value Addition and Research & Development > Intellectual Property Management > Business

Development and Micro Venture


Registered Office:

Nationational Innovation Foundation, India, B4, Ravi Niketan, Nehru Park, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad 380015, Gujarat

Address for Correspondence:

National Innovation Foundation, India, PO Box 15051, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad 380 015, Gujarat

Office Address:

National Innovation Foundation, India, Bungalow I, Satellite Complex, Jodhpur Tekra, Premchand Nagar, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad 380015, Gujarat

Contact Us:

Ph: +91-79-2673 2456/2095, Fax: +91-79-2673 1903

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