An Innovation Hub is place which provides facilities to nurture new ideas and help develop inquisitive perspective in youths of today. The Innovation hubs created by National Council of Science Museums in association with National Innovation Council would engage youth in innovative and creative activities. These would serve as springboards for new ideas and innovation and thus helping the society and economy to face future challenges and meet rising aspirations of the growing population. Specifically, embedding such creative pedagogies in science education through Innovation ‘Hubs’ would have potential to retain talent in modern science.
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Birla Industrial & Technological Museum under National Council of Science Museums, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India inaugurated the innovation centric science laboratory ‘Innovation Hub’ on Friday, August 23, 2013. The ‘Innovation Hub’ is a 2000 sq.ft. Science laboratory for high school (classes VI to XII) and College students where they are engaged in creative and innovative activities. The underlying ides is to promote critical thinking and problem solving ability through hands on activity. The broad sections of Innovation Hub are ‘Hall of Fame: Innovators and Inventors’, ‘Innovative Resource Centre’, ‘Innovation Laboratory’ and ‘Tech Lab: Robotics and Microprocessor Programming Facility’. Read More
‘Innovation Hub’- A new Resource Centre and Innovation Hub to encourage innovative activities among students was inaugurated on 5th December 2013 by Dr. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Chairman & Managing Director, Biocon Limited, Bangalore in the presence of Shri. Ramji Raghavan, Chairman, Agastya International Foundation. The Resource Centre is equipped with multimedia on various topics and the Innovation Hub provides opportunity for students to experiment and develop their ideas in to applications on aspects of science. The Centre is attracting large number of students who are working on different projects in science. 300 students, teachers and general public attended the inaugural programme. Read More
The Innovation hub was inaugurated by Shri Sam Pitroda, Chairman, National Innovation Council in the presence of Shri K K Mittal, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India along with distinguished members of the National Innovation Council on Thursday, the 23rd January, 2014. While delivering the keynote address, Shri Sam Pitroda announced that the National Innovation Council along with the Ministry of Culture and the Planning Commission is working on a scheme to launch 100 such innovation hubs across the country. He suggested that all Science Centres must engage with the local community and must create local ecosystems to own, support and nurture these innovation hubs. Shri Sam Pitroda interacted with students/teachers in the auditorium of the Centre. This facility will provide a unique opportunity for children of various age groups to work at the Centre during the week-ends to develop their ideas on various aspects of Science & Technology. Read More
Regional Science Centre, Guwahati is the fourth Unit in the country under the National Council of Science Museums, to launch an Innovation Hub at the Centre’s premises. This new facility was inaugurated by Ms Sindhushree Khullar, Secretary, Planning Commission, Govt. of India in the presence of Dr. Mridul Hazarika, Vice Chancellor, Gauhati University, Dr. Anil Kr. Goswami, Former Principal Cotton College and Prof. Uddhab Kr. Bharali, Eminent Scientist on 4th February, 2014. Read More
Innovation Hub, a new facility, the first-of-its-kind in the western part of India, aimed at supplementing formal school education and seeking new ways to bring innovative science teaching and experiences to students, was inaugurated at the Nehru Science Centre on February 24 by R Gopalakrishnan, member, National Innovation Council and director, Tata Sons. Read More