Rural Innovators Meet (RIM)

Rural Innovators Meet (RIM) is an annual programme of innovators for encouraging and promoting the unorganized rural and grass root innovators engaged in the development of rural technologies. Rural technologies are technologies developed by/ arising from the rural sector or has direct applications to the rural sector, which can be upgraded and perfected for wider applications and employment generations in the rural sector. The programme provides a platform for the rural innovators to exhibit/demonstrate their innovations/products and also to interact with the Scientists and fellow innovators. During the programme, innovators are given technical inputs on various issues including marketing methods/techniques, IPR issues, micro financing, etc. They are also given opportunity to discuss their problems and challenged with the experts. Attractive prizes are given to the best innovations contested in RIM.

Applications invited for Rural Innovators Meet – RIM (Last Date : 25.09.2023 extended to 07.10.2023 15.11.2023)

NB: Before applying for the RIM-2023, we request you to scroll down to the Downloads section below, kindly download and read the brochure and application format carefully and apply online.

Applications for participation in RIM are invited through notificationin the website once in a year, generally during July. Grass root Innovators, Individuals and Students can submit the applications. Projects selected by the Screening Committee can be exhibited in RIM.

  • Rural Innovations Awards are given to the best projects contested in RIM.
  • Special Awards, prizes are also given to the best projects from Engineering students.
  • Selection of projects under the ‘Contest’ category of RIM will be made by the Screening Committee.
  • Provides platform for providing S&T inputs to the innovators to understand marketing methods, IPR issues, micro financing, technology transfer, etc.
  • Provides an Opportunity for the rural people and students to understand the rural innovations and interact with rural innovators.

Grass root Innovators, Individuals and Students can apply.

The Head
Technology Development & Project Management Division (TDPMD),
KSCSTE, Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom,
Thiruvananthapuram – 695 004.
Tel: 0471–2548230, 2548231, 2548252
Fax: 0471 – 2543234 (D), 0471 - 2540085