- Innovation & Incubation
- Culture & Sports
Despite the hurdles of low literacy, poor infrastructure, lack of access to mainstream markets and the hegemony of the manufacturing giants, small pockets of designers and innovators have survived at the grassroots level. These pockets are not just a source of livelihood but also a veritable pool of traditional knowledge which has been often neglected by the formal sector. We believe that a context specific combination of traditional skills and modern methods of design and innovation assisted by appropriate technology introduced early in the learning trajectory of a young apprentice can lead to a new generation of informed craftsmen and technicians adapted to the global scenario. This will ensure growth that is not limited to one time external interventions alone, but in the long run trigger a chain reaction of further innovations that may build a self-reliant community similar to all living and evolving practices.