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Institute for Technology and Innovation Management

Hamburg University of Technology, Germany

Introducing the Concept of GrassrootInnovations in Tunesia

TIM Team / TUHH

16.04.2013

agenda
Agenda
  • TIM at TUHH
  • The ConceptofGrassrootInnovations
    • Underlying Idea
    • Examples
    • InstitutionsbehindtheConcept
    • 5 Key ActivitiesforImplementation
  • Selected Performance IndicatorsoftheConcept
our academic research staff
Our Academic Research Staff

A 20-members strong team led by Prof. Cornelius Herstatt, and comprising mainly of researchers with (business) engineering & management background

our academic research areas
Our Academic Research Areas

Open Source Innovation

  • User Innovation, Lead Users and Open Collaborative Innovation
  • Value Creation and Value Capture by Users and Manufacturers
  • Openness in Innovation Creation and Governance
  • Free Revealing in the World of Digital and Physical Goods

Silver Market Innovation

Green Innovation

User Innovation

  • Silver Market Phenomenon
  • (Re-)design of Silver Products & Silver Service Models
  • Technology Acceptance
  • Elderly Lead Users
  • Product Service Systems
  • Firm Transitions
  • Capabilities and Innovation Networks
  • Combination of Economic and Environmental Aspects (Cradle to Cradle)

Global Innovation

  • Lead Markets
  • Internationalization of R&D
  • Off-shoring and Outsourcing of Innovation (e.g. India)
  • Frugal Innovation
  • Grassroot Innovation
  • Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP)
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Agenda
  • TIM at TUHH
  • The ConceptofGrassrootInnovations
    • Underlying Idea
    • Examples
    • InstitutionsbehindtheConcept
    • 5 Key ActivitiesforImplementation
  • Selected Performance IndicatorsoftheConcept
concept of grassroot innovations
Concept of Grassroot Innovations

Prof. Anil Gupta

Indian Institute of Management

in Ahmedabad

Grassroot Innovationsare need-based, simple, cost-effective and sustainable product solutions sometimes based on traditional knowledge.

underlying idea of grassroot innovations
Underlying Idea of Grassroot Innovations
  • Robust, affordable and environmentally sustainable products
  • In sync with the local conditions
  • Able to cope with the given infrastructural deficits
  • Make use of the vast creativity potential at “grassroots”, often in rural surroundings
institutions behind the c oncept of grassroot innovations
InstitutionsbehindtheConceptofGrassrootInnovations

Honey bee network, informal global social movement, started in 1987, www.sristi.org/hbnew

Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions, www.SRISTI.org

Grassroots Innovations Augmentation Network, www.GIAN.org

National Innovation Foundation, www.NIFindia.org

the national innovation foundation nif
The National Innovation Foundation (NIF)
  • Established in Feb 2000 by The Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
  • Making India an innovative and creative society by providing institutional support to grassroots innovations and helping their transition to self supporting activities
  • Governing CouncilNIF

Chairman: Dr. R. A. Mashelkar

Former Director General CSIR. and President Global Research Alliance

Executive Vice Chairperson: Professor Anil K. Gupta

President SRISTI, Professor Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

5 key a ctivities for implementing grassroot innovations
5 Key ActivitiesforImplementingGrassrootInnovations

NIF &

Partners

Value Addition

& Product

Development

IPRs

Management

Dissemination &

Information

Technology

Scouting

and

Documentation

Enterprise

& Business

Development

scouting and documentation
Scouting and Documentation

… to discover and recognize Grassroot Innovations and triditional knowledge practices among various rural or urban communities.

Shodhyatra: every summer, every winter

value addition and research development
Value Addition and Research & Development

Optimization in design process or product formulation by merging with modern science and technology inputs.

Before

After

Non Stick Clay Cooking Pan

Non Stick Clay Cooking Pan

other examples of v alue a ddition
OtherExamples of Value Addition

Before

After

Coconut Dehusker

Coconut Dehusker

product re design
Product Re-Design

Original design

Clay Chiller

other examples of v alue a ddition1
OtherExamples of Value Addition

Before

After

Clay Chiller

Clay Chiller

business development and m icro v enture funding
Business Development andMicroVenture Funding.

The basic goal is to build a value chain around Grassroot Innovations to facilitate their transition into self-supporting sustainable enterprises and therefore make these innovative products available to the masses.

  • Market research
  • Test marketing
  • Pilot scale production & marketing
  • Mentoring innovators
  • Prepare business plans
  • Mobilize funding
intellectual p roperty m anagement ipm
IntellectualProperty Management (IPM)

NIF has set up an IP management division for empowering the knowledge rich, economically poor grassroots innovators and traditional knowledge holders.

  • Helping the innovators in prior art searches.
  • Drafting and filing of patent applications.
  • Coordination with intellectual property institutions.
  • Providing legal assistance.
dissemination and it m anagement
Dissemination and IT Management

Development of an online database of innovations and traditional knowledge.

www.nif.org.in

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Agenda
  • TIM at TUHH
  • The ConceptofGrassrootInnovations
    • Underlying Idea
    • Examples
    • InstitutionsbehindtheConcept
    • 5 Key ActivitiesforImplementation
  • Selected Performance IndicatorsoftheConcept
selected p erformance indicators of the gi concept
Selected Performance Indicators of the GI Concept
  • Scouted more than 150,000, ideas, innovations, traditional knowledge practices (not all unique)
  • 469 patents filed on behalf of innovators
  • 500 projects supported for value addition
  • 174 projects under Micro venture innovation fund
  • Transferred 64 technologies to 78 licensees

(Status November 2011)

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Thank you for your attention!

Institute for Technology and Innovation Management

Hamburg University of Technology

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+49 40 42878 2867

www.tuhh.de/tim