Techpedia, an initiative at SRISTI aims at putting the problems of micro, small and medium enterprises, informal sector, grassroots innovators and other social sectors on the agenda of the young technology students across the country. For over last sixty years, India has not utilized much the technological outputs of millions of students. But no more. Can a knowledge society really afford to ignore the huge talent distributed in thousands of polytechnics, diploma and degree colleges of engineering, pharmacy, medical science, agriculture etc.? SRISTI is providing a platform for the industry and academic institutions to collaborate, co-create and foster distributed and horizontal innovations. Most of the ideas mentioned here have been implemented in the state of Gujarat in close cooperation with Gujarat Technical University and initial results are extremely encouraging.
Team Techpedia helped 3M ( formerly known as the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company) for CII Student Innovation Challenge Award 2014 as a knowledge partner
Techpedia extended support to ET NOW Power of Shunya-Challenge for Zero Series -2014 as Knowledge partner
Techpedia at Sristi with support from USAID successfully coordinated Summer School 2014 involving Engineering students across the nation
Govt. of Odisha proposed to set up a action team comprising representatives from MSME department, Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) and a team of Techpedia (a portal of technology projects) to forge linkage between MSME, academia, economic and social entrepreneurs.