Creativity or out-of-the-box thinking is evenly distributed in all societies in the world. On that count rural India should be a major source of creative minds that has remained untapped. Due to our city-centric policies, it may take decades before modern science and technology (S&T) reaches rural India. Meanwhile the Moving Academy of Medicine and Biomedicine, Pune has developed a module to nurture talent in the villages. The module essentially consists of a base laboratory and villagelevel hub of modern S&T with extensive innovative outreach programmes for village schools. The programmes carry no reward, are open to all but totally voluntary and are held during holidays, on current topics outside the student’s curricula. For these reasons the programmes attract only
committed talented students. The module has the potential to change the face of S&T in rural India, expanding the national pool of creative minds, which is the need of the hour.