It is a very old and common saying that necessity is the mother of invention. “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” is a saying by Buckminster Fuller. Invention and change in turn needs innovation. The question here arises that what in actual terms is innovation?
What is Innovation?
Innovation is a bright spark of idea that when put to life changes peoples life. Innovation is simply a vision that brings a drastic change. In simple terminology, anything that excites and gives spark to the senses, is different, unique, new and just magical can be termed as innovative. Innovation is needed in every phase of life from global challenges to our day to day issues that we face. Innovation is needed when the old ways become obsolete and does not hold appropriate for the present scenario anymore. When we look back even today we can find how much has changed.
Few Steps to Inject Innovation
We are a fastest growing population and according to ministry of statistics and programme implementation India is expected to have 34.33% share of youth in total population by 2020. If we succeed to implant innovation in our youth and school children we can reach the new heights of success.
1. Continuous learning is the key in the rapid changing world where concepts and terminology changes with a blink of an eye.
2. Use the internet to stay informed or one will be left behind.
3. Connection and collaboration is also a vital element in the new inventions.
4. Embrace technology with all your heart and mind rather than just accepting it.
Some Impressive and Interesting Innovations By School Students Worth Applauding

1. A torch with an additional bulb so that light is available for the people following the user.
2. Wheel chair convertible to crutches.
3. Multicolour headphone wires so that it becomes easy to entangle.
4. Bulb or CFL remover
5. Oxygen and carbondioxide level indicator in car
Inno-Skills 2019- Anuj ( Antar Rajya Navachar Uva Jashan)

“Antar-rajya Navachar Uva Jhalsa” – Innoskills 2019 is an Annual Technical Festival at Manav Rachna University initiated by Manav Rachna Educational Institutions and Foundation for Global Science. ANUJ is a pathway to the International science fairs worldwide. Anecdote of Innovation and technology is the theme of the event as decided by Manav Rachna University Faridabad. The event provides a golden opportunity for the students to showcase their extraordinary and innovative skills and win attractive prizes.

ANUJ is an Inter State Science Festival on Innovation and Inventions conceptualized by FGSI (Foundation for Glocal Science Initiatives) for Initiating Indian Innovative at Multiple International Science Contests, Conferences and Conventions. This grand national science meet will be held on 3-4 April 2019. For the school students the participation charges are free while the college students can enrol themselves with a nominal fees of Rs 1000. Registrations are open for all the creative and innovativev students, they can avail the brightest of opportunity as early as possible. Selection on first come, first serve basis.
Coins Grand Challenge Student
The challenge invites for keen architect, engineer, computer science and construction management students with ideas for new and emerging technologies that can reimagine the construction industry.
Starts Prize 2019
STARTS is the most pioneering collaborations in the field of creativity and innovation at the crossings of science and technology with the arts. STARTS Prize focuses on artistic works that influence or change the way we look at technology, and on innovative forms of collaboration between the ICT sector and the world of art and culture.

Two prizes are offered to honor innovative projects at the intersection of science, technology and the arts: one for artistic exploration, and thus projects with the potential to influence or change the way technology is deployed, developed or perceived, and one for innovative collaboration between industry/technology and art/culture in ways that open up new paths for innovation.
Apollo Next Giant Leap Student Challenge

NASA’s Northwest Earth and Space Sciences Pipeline celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing by inviting students from grade 5 to 12 to enter the Apollo Next Giant Leap Student Challenge. Each team is required to build a replica of the lunar module and use a remote-controlled drone to land it on an 8-by-10-foot map of the Moon’s surface. Students will have to modify and program a LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robot to then explore the lunar surface and bring back a rock sample.
Apart from these several such competitions are being held from time to time to provide a platform for the students to explore and innovate and showcase their talents. Google science fair, World Robot Olympiad India, Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, National Science Concours are a few such opportunities for the students to develop and demonstrate their skills and talents. For More website