Shalini Kumari received first prize in 3rd ASEAN India Grassroots Innovation Forum
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’.
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
India - Ms Shalini Kumari
Modified walker with adjustable legs
Philippines - Mrs Meriam Bouquia
Multi purpose Fiber Stripper
Myanmar - Mr. Myo Thaw
GreenToddy’s Plamyra palm coconut
Student Innovation Competition
Thailand - Ms. Napaschol Inthapan
ORA (Osteoarthritis Rehabilitation Assistant)
Thailand - Mr. Tanapat Charunworaphan
The HealthTech that keeps your heart in checked
Lao PDR - Mr. Phonsena Chanthavong
Intelligent boat for a cleaner river
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