Himalayan Innovation Leadership Lab

Introduction

The HILL is a multi-faceted initiative designed to address the socio-economic needs specific to the Himalayan region. It is guided by a strategic framework in which S&T Clusters operate in a three-tiered pyramid approach. This approach is structured to ensure comprehensive development and lasting impact on the region's economy and society.

At the bottom tier, the focus is on creating a shared ecosystem among participating institutions. This foundational level promotes collaboration, information sharing, and synergy among diverse stakeholders, laying the groundwork for more significant endeavors. The socio- economic need for such collaboration in the Himalayan region is crucial due to its unique challenges, including geographical isolation, environmental concerns, and limited access to resources. By fostering collaboration at this level, the cluster addresses these challenges and fosters a supportive network for shared development.

The second tier of the pyramid centers around the clusters becoming regional solution providers. In the context of the Himalayan region, this means that the clusters take on the role of addressing regional challenges and needs, such as sustainable agriculture, environmental conservation, and cultural preservation. The socio-economic need for regional solutions is evident in the region's dependence on agriculture, its rich biodiversity, and the preservation of its cultural heritage. These challenges require a regional approach for effective solutions that positively impact livelihoods and overall well-being.

The topmost tier is aimed at the clusters becoming nationally and globally competitive. This signifies that the clusters aspire to not only meet local and regional needs but also contribute to the national and global scientific and economic landscape. In the Himalayan context, this level of competitiveness is essential to attract investments, promote eco-friendly technologies, and make the region's expertise known on the global stage. Socio-economic needs are met through a growing economy, increased opportunities, and the sustainable use of resources.

Each group of themes within the HILL initiative focuses on a unique area of research and development (R&D). Whether it is agriculture, sustainable energy, cultural preservation, or any other field, these R&D activities align with the socio-economic needs of the region, providing tailored solutions to its challenges. Collaborations with industry partners, academic institutions, and government agencies further strengthen the clusters' capabilities. These collaborations bring together a diverse range of expertise and resources, enhancing the clusters' effectiveness in addressing socio-economic needs.

In summary, the HILL Cluster is a strategic initiative that addresses the socio-economic needs of the Himalayan region through a three-tiered pyramid approach. By fostering collaboration, becoming regional solution providers, and aiming for national and global competitiveness, the clusters work together to bring positive impacts to the economy and society. Each cluster's unique focus and collaborative efforts ensure that the challenges of the Himalayan region are met with tailored and effective solutions.

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Our Vision

The aim of HILL(Himalayn Innovation Leadership Lab) is to achieve sustainable solutions for the challenges faced in the Himalayan region by fostering collaboration between academia, R&D institutions, and industries.

Our Mission

The HILL follow a structured three-tiered pyramid strategy. The foundational tier focuses on establishing a collaborative ecosystem within institutions. The second tier emphasizes becoming a regional solution provider, while the highest tier is dedicated to achieving national and global competitiveness for the clusters. Through their cooperative efforts and the utilization of their combined strengths, these clusters aspire to generate positive economic and societal impacts on a broad scale. HILL will be pivotal for facilitating collaborative research to solve local and global challenges and realize the vision of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’.

Themes

Capacity building

  • Leadership Development initiatives
  • Skill development for self employment
  • Symbiosis of self-help groups
  • Women empowerment through training on locally grown products for marketing.
  • Digitalization

Disaster management and mitigation

  • Forest Fires
  • Landslides
  • Flash floods
  • Avalanches
  • Earthquake
  • Glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs)
  • Riverbank Pollution

Entrepreneurship in the Region

  • Ayurveda and Wellness
  • Water shedding
  • Adventure Tourism
  • Hydropower
  • Organic food
  • Herbal products
  • Forest waste to wealth
  • Supply chain management

Sustainable promotion for

  • Synergy of Yoga and Modern Sciences
  • Spirituality in Modern Culture
  • Agricultural production
  • Human & Wildlife interactions
  • Linking villages to city to minimize the migration
  • Optimization of uses of natural resources
  • Preservation of heritage

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Projects

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Contact Us

Dr. Jitendra K. Pandey
Founder Director HILL Institute 
UPES-Dehradun
jkpandey@ddn.upes.ac.in
Contact: +91 7579216817


Mr. Kartik Singh
Hill Manager 
Kartik.singh@ddn.upes.ac.in
Contact: +91 8192081921
 

 

Prof. Venkatesh Rajamanickam
IITB Mumbai 

 

Prof. Venkatesh Rajamanickam
IITB Mumbai 

 

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