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Innovation Hub

What is an Innovation Hub?

An Innovation Hub is place which provides facilities to nurture new ideas and help develop inquisitive perspective in youths of today. The Innovation hubs created by National Council of Science Museums engage youth in innovative and creative activities. These hubs 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.

Facilities at the Innovation Hubs:

  1. Discovery Hall: This area will have 10 to 15 interactive science exhibits/experiments to create excitement about science through exploration and discovery of underlying principles. This will help promote logical thinking.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
    1. Thod Phod Jod (Break & Remake) Corner: Students learn to do things with their own hands, dismantle, reassemble and remake devices/gadgets.
    2. Kabad Se Jugad (Build from scraps): Students learn more by doing things practically using day to day scrap.
    3. Idea Box: Students generate their own innovative ideas and create an idea bank. The best ideas are chosen for experimentation/model making/project work.
  4. Design Studio: This area will offer creative environment to design of various objects products etc.


List of Innovation Hubs:

S. No. Name of the Science City/ Centre/Museum where Innovation Hub is located State/Union Territory Date of Inauguration/ Handing Over
I. The updates as on 31.12.2021 is 38 Nos.
1. Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, Kolkata West Bengal August 23, 2013
2. Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum, Bengaluru Karnataka December 5, 2013
3. National Science Centre, Delhi Delhi January 23, 2014
4. Regional Science Centre, Guwahati Assam February 4, 2014
5. Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai Maharashtra February 24, 2014
6. Bardhaman Science Centre,  Bardhaman West Bengal July 10, 2015
7. Regional Science Centre & Planetarium, Calicut Kerala October 1, 2015
8. Regional Science City, Lucknow Uttar Pradesh January 4, 2016
9. Regional Science Centre, Dehradun Uttarakhand February 3, 2016
10. Kerala State Science & Technology Museum, Trivandrum Kerala February 17, 2016
11. Agastya International Foundation, Kuppam Andhra Pradesh February 23, 2016
12. Tamilnadu Science & Technology Centre, Chennai Tamilnadu August 5, 2016
13. Shrikrishna Science Centre, Patna, Bihar November 6, 2016
14. Raman Science Centre & Planetarium, Nagpur Maharashtra February 14, 2017
15. Kalimpong Science Centre, Kalimpong West Bengal February 25, 2017
16. Birla Science Centre, Pilani Rajasthan April 11, 2017
17. Regional Science Centre, Tirupati Andhra Pradesh May 21, 2017
18. District Science Centre, Gulbarga Karnataka June 29, 2017
19. Regional Science Centre, Bhopal Madhya Pradesh September 1, 2017
20. District Science Centre, Tirunelveli Tamilnadu September 6, 2017
21. Pushpa Gujral Science City, Kapurthala Punjab November 30, 2017
22. North Bengal Science Centre, Siliguri West Bengal February 16, 2018
23. BVB’s Muktangan Exploratory Science Centre, Pune Maharashtra February 28, 2018
24. Vikram A Sarabhai Community Science Centre, Ahmedabad Gujarat March 27, 2018
25. Shillong Science Centre, Shillong Meghalaya June 14, 2019
26. Nagaland Science Centre, Dimapur Nagaland September 28, 2018
27. Regional Science Centre, Bhubaneswar Odisha July 11, 2018
28. Sikkim Science Centre, Gangtok Sikkim November 20, 2020
29. Sukanta Academy, Agartala Tripura August 7, 2018


(Handed over to the State Govt.)

30. Mizoram Science Centre, Aizawl Mizoram  September 11, 2018
31. District Science Centre, Dharampur Gujarat October 26, 2018
32. Arunachal Pradesh Science Centre, Itanagar Arunachal Pradesh December 8, 2018
33. Digha Science Centre & National Science Camp, Digha West Bengal February 26, 2019
34. Manipur Science Centre, Imphal Manipur March 16, 2020
35. Goa Science Centre, Panaji Goa July 1, 2019
36. District Science Centre, Purulia West Bengal December 17, 2019
37. Regional Science Centre, Coimbatore Tamilnadu

October 28, 2021

38. Anna Science Centre-Planetarium, Trichi Tamilnadu October 28, 2021
39. Solapur Science Centre, Solapur Maharashtra February 18, 2022
40. Sub-Regional Science Centre, Palampur Himachal Pradesh May 14, 2022
41. Dr. Abdul Kalam Science Centre & Planetarium, Puducherry Puducherry May 18, 2022

List of Upcoming Innovation Hubs

1. Jorhat Science Centre & Planetarium, Jorhat Assam
2. Sub-Regional Science Centre, Gaya Bihar
3. Pilikula Regional Science Centre, Mangaluru Karnataka
4. Regional Science Centre, Chalakkudy Kerala
5. Sub-Regional Science Centre, Jodhpur Rajasthan
6. Regional Science Centre, Jaipur Rajasthan
7. Dharwad Regional Science Centre, Dharwad Karnataka
8. Sub-Regional Science Centre, Udaipur, Rajasthan Rajasthan
9. Science Centre (Cat-II), Rajahmundry Andhra Pradesh
10. Sub-Regional Science Centre, Almora Uttarakhand
11. Science Centre, Port Blair A & N Islands
12. Regional Science Centre, Warangal Andhra Pradesh
13. Regional Science Centre, Ranchi# Jharkhand
14. Science Centre (Cat-II), Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh
15. Sub-Regional Science Centre, Bargarh# Odisha
16. Science Centre (Cat-II), Srinagar Jammu & Kashmir

# subject to the availability of the Clearance/approval from the respective State / UT.

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