The Innovation Toolkit will be an online repository of:
- Best practices and case studies
Literature on best practices and case studies from across the globe and noted experts will help first-timers and practitioners reap benefits of the knowledge accumulated over the years by peers worldwide.
- Guidelines and policies
There are various policies and schemes floated by governments, affiliated agencies and developmental agencies. Staying abreast of the latest will help innovators plan their projects/tasks to avail the benefits offered. Guidelines to be followed for various actions like IP protection, company registration, applying for grants/funding, etc. will also be at ready disposal.
- Resources and expert directories
One of the key components of the Toolkit will be directories of regional/national/global professional services, institutions and experts. This list, with relevant contact information, will provide easy accessibility, thus opening doors for collaboration between organizations and individuals both regional and otherwise.
- Documentation templates and tools
Various kinds of templates for related activities viz. patent applications, business plan templates, project proposal templates, management tools, etc. will be of immense help and will be part of the Toolkit.
The nature of the information available in the toolkit is susceptible to change with time, making it an evolving/adapting repository. The items being covered in the toolkit, along with changing policies, needs and with generation of new approaches, will need to be constantly moderated and updated.
To be able to gather quality information and ensure information sustainability, NInC will actively partner with relevant agencies/organizations/individuals of repute. They will form formal and informal feeding mechanisms to the Innovation Toolkit and will help keep the content relevant.
The first version of the toolkit targeted at helping SMEs is complete and can be accessed on the India Innovation Portal