Innovation Hub

Innovation Hub

What is an Innovation Hub?

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 engage youth in innovative and creative activities. These hubs 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.

Facilities at the Innovation Hubs:

  1. Discovery Hall:This area will have 10 to 15 interactive science exhibits/experiments to create excitement about science through exploration and discovery of underlying principles. This will help promote logical thinking.
  2. Innovation Resource Centre and Hall of Fame: This space will be used to showcase innovative ideas/products/implements that have transformed our world or have made significant impact on the way we conduct our lives along with respective inventors & innovators. Stories or inspirations behind such innovations/inventions will also be mentioned through appropriate modes. Besides these, implements/ samples of appropriate technology and traditional knowledge systems, art and craft and other areas of importance in public life in the respective regions shall be exhibited.
  3. Idea Lab: This lab will have necessary basic facilities to pursue creative and innovative hobbies/activities that involve model making, basic science experimentation, design & fabrication of useful gadgets of practical use, teaching/learning kits or aids for better classroom transactions, testing of samples like soil, water, food items etc.
    1. Thod Phod Jod (Break & Remake) Corner: Students learn to do things with their own hands, dismantle, reassemble and remake devices/gadgets.
    2. Kabad Se Jugad (Build from scraps): Students learn more by doing things practically using day to day scrap.
    3. Idea Box:Students generate their own innovative ideas and create an idea bank. The best ideas are chosen for experimentation/model making/project work.
  4. Design Studio: This area will offer creative environment to design of various objects products etc.

 

List of Innovation Hubs:

S. No. Name of the Science City/ Centre/Museum where Innovation Hub is located State/Union Territory Date of Inauguration/ Handing Over
I. Innovation Hubs Inaugurated/Handed over to State Govts./UTs as on 15.07.2021 (37 Nos.)
1. Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, Kolkata West Bengal 23rd August, 2013
2. Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum, Bengaluru Karnataka 5th December, 2013
3. National Science Centre, Delhi Delhi 23rd January, 2014
4. Regional Science Centre, Guwahati Assam 4th February, 2014
5. Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai Maharashtra 24th February, 2014
6. Bardhaman Science Centre,  Bardhaman West Bengal 10th July, 2015
7. Regional Science Centre & Planetarium, Calicut Kerala 1st October, 2015
8. Regional Science City, Lucknow Uttar Pradesh 4th January, 2016
9. Regional Science Centre, Dehradun Uttarakhand 3rd February, 2016
10. Kerala State Science & Technology Museum, Trivandrum Kerala 17th February, 2016
11. Agastya International Foundation, Kuppam Andhra Pradesh 23rd February, 2016
12. Tamilnadu Science & Technology Centre, Chennai Tamilnadu 5th August,  2016
13. Shrikrishna Science Centre, Patna, Bihar 6th November, 2016
14. Raman Science Centre & Planetarium, Nagpur Maharashtra 14th February, 2017
15. Kalimpong Science Centre, Kalimpong West Bengal 25th February, 2017
16. Birla Science Centre, Pilani Rajasthan 11th April, 2017
17. Regional Science Centre, Tirupati Andhra Pradesh 21st May, 2017
18. District Science Centre, Gulbarga Karnataka 29th June, 2017
19. Regional Science Centre, Bhopal Madhya Pradesh 1st September, 2017
20. District Science Centre, Tirunelveli Tamilnadu 6th September, 2017
21. Pushpa Gujral Science City, Kapurthala Punjab 30th November, 2017
22. North Bengal Science Centre, Siliguri West Bengal 16th February, 2018
23. BVB’s Muktangan Exploratory Science Centre, Pune Maharashtra 28th February, 2018
24. Vikram A Sarabhai Community Science Centre, Ahmedabad Gujarat 27th March, 2018
25. Shillong Science Centre, Shillong Meghalaya 14th June, 2019
26. Nagaland Science Centre, Dimapur Nagaland 28th September, 2018
27. Regional Science Centre, Bhubaneswar Odisha 11th July, 2018
28. Sikkim Science Centre, Gangtok Sikkim 20th November, 2020
29. Sukanta Academy, Agartala Tripura 7th August, 2018

(Handed over to the State Govt.)

30. Mizoram Science Centre, Aizawl Mizoram  11th September, 2018
31. District Science Centre, Dharampur Gujarat 26th October, 2018
32. Arunachal Pradesh Science Centre, Itanagar Arunachal Pradesh 8th December, 2018
33. Digha Science Centre & National Science Camp, Digha West Bengal 26th February, 2019
34. Manipur Science Centre, Imphal Manipur 16th March, 2020
35. Goa Science Centre, Panaji Goa 1st July, 2019
36. District Science Centre, Purulia West Bengal 17th December, 2019
37. Regional Science Centre, Coimbatore Tamilnadu 4th March, 2021

(Handed over to the State Govt.)

List of Upcoming Innovation Hubs

1. Anna Science Centre, Trichi Tamilnadu
2. Solapur Science Centre, Solapur Maharashtra
3. Dr. Abdul Kalam Science Centre & Planetarium, Puducherry Puducherry
4. Sub-Regional Science Centre, Palampur Himachal Pradesh
5. Pilikula Regional Science Centre, Mangaluru Karnataka
6. Sub-Regional Science Centre, Gaya Bihar
7. Jorhat Science Centre & Planetarium, Jorhat Assam
8. Sub-Regional Science Centre, Jodhpur Rajasthan
9. Regional Science Centre, Chalakkudy Kerala
10. Regional Science Centre, Jaipur Rajasthan
11. Dharwad Regional Science Centre, Dharwad Karnataka
12. Sub-Regional Science Centre, Udaipur, Rajasthan Rajasthan
13. Science Centre (Cat-II), Rajahmundry Andhra Pradesh
14. Sub-Regional Science Centre, Almora Uttarakhand
15. Science Centre, Port Blair A & N Islands
16. Chhattisgarh Science Centre, Raipur Chhattisgarh
17. Regional Science Centre, Ranchi Jharkhand
18. Sub-Regional Science Centre, Bargarh Odisha