Shalini Kumari received first prize in 3rd ASEAN India Grassroots Innovation Forum

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Ms Shalini Kumari from India received first prize in the Grassroots Innovation Competition at the 3rd ASEAN India Grassroots Innovation forum for her innovation ‘Modified walker with adjustable legs’.

Important facts

  • The first prize winner from India Ms Shalini Kumari at the forum, a resident of Patna in Bihar; she was first recognized by the National Innovation Foundation (NIF) – India.

  • The technology was transferred to the industry, Vissco Rehabilitation Aids, a leading manufacturer of orthopaedic products in the country.

  • It is available for purchase through Brick and Mortar stores and also through marketplaces like Amazon India for purchase by common people of the country.

  • Ms Shalini Kumari received the prize from H E Dr Hul Seingheng, Cambodia COSTI Chairman and Director General, General Department of Science, Technology & Innovation under the Ministry of Industry Science, Technology & Innovation (MISTI), Kingdom of Cambodia.

  • She has won the cash prize of USD 1,500 by virtue of being the winner of first prize.

  • The second and third prizes were won by innovators from the Philippines and Myanmar, who won US$1000 and US$500, respectively.

  • A total of 45 innovators participated and represented 9 nationalities in the competition.

  • The first and second prize in the Student Innovation competition has been won by participants from Thailand whereas the third prize has been won by the student from Lao PDR. 

Grassroots Innovation Competition

1st Prize

India - Ms Shalini Kumari

Modified walker with adjustable legs

2nd Prize

Philippines - Mrs Meriam Bouquia

Multi purpose Fiber Stripper

3rd Prize

Myanmar - Mr. Myo Thaw

GreenToddy’s Plamyra palm coconut

Student Innovation Competition

1st Prize

Thailand - Ms. Napaschol Inthapan

ORA (Osteoarthritis Rehabilitation Assistant)

2nd Prize

Thailand - Mr. Tanapat Charunworaphan

The HealthTech that keeps your heart in checked

3rd Prize

Lao PDR - Mr. Phonsena Chanthavong

Intelligent boat for a cleaner river

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