Indian wins at the 3rd ASEAN India Grassroots Innovation forum

New Delhi, December 31, 2022: 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 technology which was transferred to the industry, Vissco Rehabilitation Aids, a leading manufacturer of orthopaedic products in the country, is available for purchase through Brick and Mortar stores and also through marketplaces like Amazon India for purchase by common people of the country.

Shalini Kumari received the prize from 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 ASEAN India Grassroots Innovation forum organized annually COSTI in partnership with DST, Government of India and the National Innovation Foundation (NIF) – India comprises of seminar sessions, innovation competitions, and an exhibition.

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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