The Festival of Innovation
The Festival of Innovation (FOIN) is a unique initiative to recognise creative solutions to challenges faced by the society.
It is hosted by the President of India at Rashtrapati Bhavan as a week-long event in March. This year it was organised by the President’s Secretariat, with assistance from the National Innovation Foundation (NIF) and Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions (SRISTI).
For the second consecutive year a Phoenix innovation was honoured by being selected for exhibition at FOIN. The selection was based on functionality, cost-effectiveness, acceptability and relevance to public health.
The members of the selection committee are renowned clinicians, engineering professionals from IITs, scientists, government officials from science departments and representatives of industry.
The selection was made from a pool of 450 brilliant innovations through an extremely meticulous process.
The special jury award was presented to the project titled ‘Neonatal Resuscitation Trolley with Delayed Cord Clamping’, being carried out in collaboration with the Department of Neonatalogy, Madras Medical College.