About Idea Lab
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government Institute of Engineering & Technology, Pragatinagar, District Shimla has initiated an innovative program called the “Idea-Lab” to support and nurture and cultivate amongst the students the spirit of innovation, design, hands-on and research towards technology for meaningful purposes in the interest of people. The idea-lab provides a small seed-funding for early-stage exploration of innovative research project ideas which can be used to build quick and simple proto-type systems to identify technical feasibility & directions regarding addressing key technical risks in carrying out the proposed tasks. The ideas funded are mainly purely technical, exploratory, novel, and/or innovative in nature with a potential to impact science, engineering, technology, industry, environment, healthcare and/or social benefits like reduce global warming, betterment of certain disadvantaged groups in society, etc. Many of these ideas are multi-disciplinary involving students from different departments and institutes.
Idea lab is a virtual lab which is intended to be set up at every campus to pool the ideas of students and test their feasibility .The Idea Lab would extend and go beyond the academic campuses and collectively could be the Nation’s Idea Lab with a main purpose .The main purpose of establishing idea lab is to: Provide a platform for the students to develop their ideas which can further be excuted with the right prespective.The students can share their ideas with their mentors who can provide the prerequisite skills and knowledge that will help them validate and assess their ideas.