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Intel and the Department of Science and Technology Call for Entries for the 'Innovate for Digital India' Challenge

  • Challenge Now Open to Entrepreneurs, Innovators, Academia - Last Date of Application 22ndJune[1]
  • IIM Ahmedabad's Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship* (CIIE) to execute the challenge
  • Intel, IIM Ahmedabad's Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship* (CIIE) and MyGov[*] to work together for application management, program facilitation and popularization
  • Total grant worth Rs.1.5 crs; top three to get access to seed fund of Rs.20 lakhs each[2]

Wood-derived foam materials

© Manuela Lingnau / Fraunhofer WKISince most foam materials are made of petrochemical plastics, they aren't very climate-friendly. But now an alternative is in sight – a novel foam material produced entirely from wood, which is not harmful to the environment and is also recyclable. In the long term, wood foam could replace conventional products used for thermal insulation, packaging and lightweight construction.


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