National Competition of School Students’ Ideas and Innovations

West Bengal Board of Secondary Education
Nivedita Bhavan,
Block – DJ-8, Sector – II, Salt Lake City
Kolkata – 700 091

Circular No. 109/Admin/13, Date: 22nd July, 2013


From: Administrator,
West Bengal Board of Secondary Education,

To: Heads of all recognised Secondary Schools

Sub: IGNITE 13: National Competition of School students’ original unaided technological ideas and innovations organised by National Innovation Foundation-India (NIF).


This is to bring to the notice of all concerned, that IGNITE 13, a National Competition of school students’ original unaided technological ideas and innovations organised by National Innovation Foundation-India (NIF) in collaboration with the Honey Bee Network, CBSE, National/ State Education Boards. The students of the affiliated schools can participate in the IGNITE 13 competition. The details of IGNITE 13 is given below:

a. The last date for submission of entries to NIF, directly by the students or through schools, at the following address or through email at ignite13@nifindia.org is July 31, 2013.

National Innovation Foundation-India
Satelite Complex, Premchand Nagar Road,
Vastrapur, Ahmedabad 380 015, Gujarat

b. Entries may be submitted in the following categories:

i. Technological practical ideas to solve any problem in day to day life.

ii. Real life technological projects demonstrating innovating ways of solving problems or reducing drudgery or generating efficiency or conserving resources (projects demonstrating application of known scientific concepts or theories will not be accepted).

iii. Traditional knowledge practices documented from elders in and around one’s family.

iv. Information about some other innovators in the neighbourhood.

c. Each entry (in case of i and ii above) should be accompanied with a certificate from parents and teachers saying that the idea/innovation has been developed and documented by the student concerned entirely on his/her own without any guidance or support from them.

d. The awards will be announced on October 15, 2013, birthday of Hon’ble former President of India, Dr. A.P.J Abul Kalam celebrated as Childrens Creativity and Innovation Day. The awards will be given away by Dr. Kalam on November 19th at IIM Ahmedabad.

e. NIF will provide incubation support (patenting, prototyping, etc) in all deserving cases. Winners of the earlier IGNITE competitions have also won awards in NIF’s National Competition at the hands of the President of India and other awards.

Sd/- Kalyanmoy Ganguly

West Bengal Board of Secondary Education

No. 109/Admin dated 22.07.2013

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