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Innovation Hub



 
 


Innovation Hub


About Innovation Hub

An Innovation Hub is place which will provide facilities to nurture new ideas and help develop inquisitive perspective in youths of today. The Innovation hubs created by National Council of Science Museums in association with National Innovation Council engages youth in innovative and creative activities. These would serve as springboards for new ideas and innovation and thus helping the society and economy to face future challenges and meet rising aspirations of the growing population. Specifically, embedding such creative pedagogies in science education through Innovation ‘Hubs’ would have potential to retain talent in modern science.

 

Innovation hub at PGSC has been setup in 500 sq. m area under the scheme SPICES (Scheme for promoting Innovation Creativity and Engagement in Science) approved by the Planning Commission and Ministry of Culture Govt. of India with 100% cost to be borne by the Govt. of India.

 

The Innovation Hub at Pushpa Gujral Science City was opened to the public on 30.11.2017 by Dr. Roshan Sunkaria, IAS Principal Secretary to the Govt. of Punjab Department of Science, Technology & Environment


 

Objectives

  • To engage the youth in the process of science, technology and innovation
  • To provide hands on / practical learning
  • To make the facilities of the innovation hub available to the students and teachers of the Schools/Colleges and local communities in the neighboring towns and villages on equitable basis


Facilities at the Innovation Hubs:

 

Discovery Hall: This area in comprises consists of 10 to 15 interactive science exhibits/experiments meant to create excitement about science through exploration and discovery of underlying principles. The idea of this facility is to promote logical thinking.

 

Innovation Resource Centre and Hall of Fame: This space will be used to showcase innovative ideas/products/implements that have transformed our world or have made significant impact on the way we conduct our lives along with respective inventors & innovators. Stories or inspirations behind such innovations/inventions will also be mentioned through appropriate modes. Besides these, implements/ samples of appropriate technology and traditional knowledge systems, art and craft and other areas of importance in public life in the respective regions shall be exhibited.

 

Idea Lab: This lab will have necessary basic facilities to pursue creative and innovative hobbies/activities that involve model making, basic science experimentation, design & fabrication of useful gadgets of practical use, teaching/learning kits or aids for better classroom transactions, testing of samples like soil, water, food items etc.

 

Thod Phod Jod (Break & Remake) Corner: Students learn to do things with their own hands, dismantle, reassemble and remake devices/gadgets.

 

Kabad Se Jugad (Build from scraps): Students learn more by doing things practically using day to day scrap.

 

Idea Box: This facility motivate students togenerate their own innovative ideas and create an idea bank. The best ideas are chosen for experimentation/model making/project work.

 

Students can submit their innovative ideas online by clicking the following link

 

Design Studio: This area will offer creative environment to design of various objects products etc.

 

Annual Membership


School students of class 7th to 12th class can become member for one year by paying a nominal fee of Rs. 500/-  and  for individual & college students (ITI/Diploma/Engg.) membership fee is Rs 1000/-. Fee will be charged in cash or through Demand Draft in favor of Pushpa Gujral Science City, Kapurthala. The school students will be required to get the consent of their parents and need to submit two photographs. A membership card will be issued to the members. They can renew their card within 15 days of the completion of their tenure.


Membership Benefits

  1. Access to the gallery and various labs of Innovation Hub for 1 year
  2. Access to library and broadband facility
  3. Invitation for special educational programmes and popular science lectures

Activities for School Groups

  1. School students in groups  (max. 40 ) can take part in various activities of Innovation Hub through prior booking by paying a nominal fee.
  2. One teacher can be accompanied with the group.
  3. Booking will be done on first cum first serve basis.


Download Brochure/Membership Form

 

Working hours


Open for 7 days a week  (Except National Holidays)
Morning Session : 10:30 AM to 01:30 PM
Afternoon session : 02:00 PM to 05:00PM

 

 

 

For any query contact


Mr. Vishal Sharma

Mobile: 8146561236

 

 

 

 

 


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