Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions (SRISTI) is a developmental voluntary organization aiming to strengthen the creativity of/at/for grassroots communities, including individual innovators. The organization has been supporting eco-friendly solutions to local problems being scouted, spawned and spread by the Honey Bee Network for over 26 years. The society also nurtures ecopreneurs engaged in conserving biodiversity, common property resources, cultural diversity and educational innovators.
The primary objectives are systematic documentation, dissemination of, and value addition in grassroots green innovations and providing them intellectual property rights protection and risk capital support. Another objective is to empower the knowledge rich but economically poor people by adding value to their innovations, traditional knowledge and associated biological diversity including microbial diversity. The organization also provides early stage venture support to grassroots innovators, students and other mavericks to scale up products and services based on grassroots and youthful innovations through commercial or non-commercial channels.