Provide a platform to nourish grass root innovation and bring to light those who are creating something new and useful that solves real-world problems, thereby enabling an environment where people develop the capacity to generate their own livelihood and be self-employed in this era of start-ups and individual endeavours.
Through sustained efforts we wish to help foster a culture of innovation and contribute towards our dream of building a better and advanced nation.

Asha Jadeja - the lady who started Maker Fest in India.

“Our vision is to catalyze innovation and entrepreneurship in India at the grassroots level. I've attended the California Maker Faire with my children for many years so I've seen the impact it can have. Maker Faires are filled with people like you and me who are just making things at home and when they get the chance to share their projects and find collaborators, great new products and companies emerge. We hope this will be the first of many events, and that Maker Fest will spread across India to showcase makers, tinkerers, and do-ers of every stripe.” - Asha Jadeja

About the Organizers

Yuvalay Electronics Lab

Yuvalay E-Lab, an initiative of Yuvalay Charitable Trust, aims to provide people with a platform to convert their ideas into reality. At Yuvalay E-Lab we believe in community-based knowledge sharing where people with knowledge in different areas learn from each other. Anyone can come here and work on a DIY project, learn how things work, or create something entirely new! To facilitate this, the lab has been equipped with various tools and equipment and organize regular technical workshops. Additionally, the lab also offers community support. These community members constitute people from all walks of life, including students, experts, professionals, mentors, and belong to various backgrounds like science, music, engineering, and arts. Apart from this, workshops, expert talks, and meetups are also organized at the lab.

Yuvalay Charitable Trust also runs the “Individual Development Centre” with an aim to transform the youth to be winners in their personal as well as professional lives. It helps the youth to be equipped with the skills required for developing their overall personality through the medium of Trainings, Workshops, One on One Counselling, and Industrial Visits.

Vadodara Innovation Council

Vadodara Innovation Council - VIC, is a section 8 registered not-for-profit organisation established in 2011, with an aim to make citizens innovative and innovations friendly.

To fulfil this basic objective, VIC is collaboratively working with organisations like Yuvalay, DDKF, UGF, FGI, VCCI, Schools, Colleges and all Innovation related activities.

VIC has initiated below programs for School-College students & for innovators, start-ups & entrepreneurs.

  • Socho Hatke - a 2-hours program to arouse curiosity and develop questioning attitude.
  • InnoTalk - a monthly seminar for general public to inspire to become innovators.
  • Tod-Fod-Jod - a year long program for school students to inculcate innovative mindset through hands-on exposure to day-to-day life gadgets.
  • InnoQuest-curiosity, where one can join to satisfy their thirst for curiosity, collaborate with others and become more innovative.
  • InnoQuest-Digital, where students can explore, understand, appreciate and make use of digital technologies and the infrastructure to innovate for the future.