Patents were filed about nine months after the Blue Blocks Montessori School, Hyderabad inaugurated its Drone Research and Innovation Centre. While many of these inventions are in the design or prototype stage, the schools said that early mover advantage will be with the students as the Intellectual Property of the solution will be with them.
“We hope this encourages other young innovators and sets a benchmark in the country, which is also the aim of the new National Education Policy. We give special focus on creating innovation zones encouraging children to use their creative thinking and innovative approach in creating meaningful outcomes through skill-based and experiential learning. We believe that every child is capable of having a patent in his/her name, before leaving school, and that’s what we strive to achieve at Blue Blocks,” said Pavan Goyal, Founder, Blue Blocks.
He said that there is an urgent need to overhaul the Indian education system by phasing out the current methodology and pedagogy and transforming it to learning through practical experience, real-time learning outcome and emphasis on innovate and invent,”
Conceptualized by children aged between 6 years and 10 years, the five inventions are focused on providing solutions to challenges such as rescuing a person from a borehole, providing medical assistance without human contact, automated security, monitoring health parameters, and providing essential items to the user.