Trivandrum to get Hi-tech Innovation hub!
Soon there will be a hi-tech Innovation Hub operating in the capital city. The Kerala Science and Technology Museum (KSTM) is setting up an Innovation Hub, a place for innovators to make prototypes and even apply for patents.
The Innovation Hub is an initiative of National Innovation Council (NIC) and is envisaged as a laboratory-cum-workshop where aspiring students can get their hands on at various machines to make something new. The joining fee will be Rs.1000 per annum.
The Hub aims to cater not just to the innovator, but the common man as well.
Already a fund of Rs.1 crore has been allotted for it. The National Innovation Council will provide technical support for the innovators. Professors from IIT’s will help the students from time to time. There will be skilled people to assist people in soldering and welding.
The Innovation Hubs will have facilities like discovery hall which will house 10 to 15 interactive science experiments to create excitement about science and an Idea Lab where creative and innovative hobbies that involve model making, basic science experimentation, design and fabrication of useful gadgets of practical use are carried out. It will also have learning kits for better classroom transactions and facilities for testing of samples like soil, water, food items etc.
The Hub aims to cater not just to the innovator, but the common man as well. Young engineers and other technical students often feel at loss even after completing their courses. The Innovation Hub aims to solve this problem and will encourage everyone to ignite their interest in science.