Invention Lifecycle Workshop was organized at ACHS College in collaboration Microsoft Innovation Center Nepal.
MICNepal, USAID, and Nesta are calling upon Innovators and Problem-solvers (globally) for Data Driven Farming Prize.
Data-Driven Farming is the thoughtful use of big data to supplement precision agriculture. It means having the right farm data, at the right time. This helps you to make better decisions that improve long-term profitability.
The prize is looking for approaches to source, analyze, and translate data into action. And help Nepalese farmers improve the agricultural productivity.
The prize worth a total of $300,000 which comes with mentorship to speed up the development process.
To support the process of Ideation and Validation, MICNepal has been running the series of Invention Lifecycle Workshop since 21st Feb 2017.
Overview : Invention Lifecycle Workshop
The workshop lasted for 3 hours (11 AM – 2 PM) which was very productive and interactive. All the participant were innovative and energetic.
List of Activities:
- Team building
- Planning and Scheduling
- Brainstorming Ideas
- Building Prototypes
- Get the feedback
- Implement the feedback into product
- Create innovative products
- Pitching Ideas as an Entrepreneurs
- Invention Lifecycle Videos
- Roman Voting ( like , dislike , ok )
- Marshmallow Challenge
- Introducing Data Driven Farming Prize
- Pre-accelerator Program Details
Invention Cycle Workshop : Team Members
Entreprenuers are the risk takers, problem solvers, and the one who changes. Some noteworthy Entreprenuers are Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook) and Zack Ma (Alibaba).
During this workshop everyone learned about What It Takes To Be An Entreprenuer. I have tried to described the key learning from this Workshop below.
What is Invention Cycle?
Invention Cycle is a model for the process of bringing ideas to life.
Dr. Tina Seelig has coined the term as – Imagination, Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
1. Imagination needs engagement and the ability to envision alternatives.
2. Creativity needs motivation and experimentation to address challenges.
3. Innovation needs focus and the reframe to generate unique solutions.
4. Entrepreneurship needs persistence and the ability to inspire others.
- Find the right mindset for the difficult task. This brings a breakthrough idea into the world.
- Start with PREtotype before testing a PROtotype. Tbis will defintetly saves your time and money.
- Identify the problem rather than finding one right solution.
Anyone can have ideas, but it takes unique skills to launch something truly new into the world.
The program was led by MICNepal teams – Nayana Shakya and Susheel Manandhar. The volunteers were MSPs (Microsoft Student Partners) – Lucky Sherpa, Seeta Neupane and Binod Jung Bogati.