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Anjani Mashelkar Inclusive Innovation Award for Best Innovation/Product/Service: Apply by Aug 20

About the Foundation

The Anjani Mashelkar Foundation engages in recognizing, rewarding, encouraging those responsible for creating value for the society in science, technology and innovation domain.

About the Award

The Anjani Mashelkar Inclusive Innovation Award is an annual award of ₹100,000 given to an individual or an organization for a prototyped innovation or a commercialized product or service. The innovation must address the problems faced by the disadvantaged resource-poor people in India and offer an original and implementable solution.
The awardees will preferably be those who believe not just in ‘best practices’, but in ‘next practices‘. Most importantly, it will value solutions that represent ‘affordable excellence‘, breaking the myth that ‘affordability’ and ‘excellence’ cannot go together.
As the award grows in stature and gains national recognition, it will endeavor to leverage support for the innovator from various other private and public sector organizations.

  • Every year a call for nominations is announced for this award.
  • Expert team shortlists applicants based on the above-mentioned criteria
  • If more details are required, then shortlisted applicants will be contacted by an expert team
  • The jury will select the winner from a shortlist.
  • Only Indian organizations or persons (of any age) of Indian origin are eligible to apply.
  • Prototypes or proof of concepts that have the potential to be successful innovations are eligible. Raw ideas will not be considered.
  • The prototypes, products, services or business models should be original and novel.
  • They should provide the highest quality affordable products and experiences to the resource-poor people.
How to Apply

Interested candidates can apply by clicking here.


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