NASSCOM Social Innovation Honours 2014

Deadline: October 20, 2013

Is your organization using technology for good? Apply now for the NASSCOM Social Innovation Honours, which aims to recognize Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) led innovations that have met a social development need or helped organizations achieve their social development objectives. The Honours identify social innovations across public, private and NGO sectors and recognize innovations in the form of a principle, an idea, an intervention or a combination of all of the above.

NASSCOM Foundation is uniquely positioned to host these honors as promoters of using technology for good to enable and influence inclusive growth in India. And demonstrating these innovations across stakeholders brings to light that we can all bring about social change!

Value to Winners

NASSCOM Social Innovation Honours provide an excellent opportunity to the winners to interact and network with the leaders of the IT-BPM industry. It also offers a platform to join the network of past winners for access to additional training, funding and networking opportunities. The positive publicity helps the winners build their brand image and associate with brand innovation.

The winners will be invited at the NASSCOM India Leadership Forum and will be honoured at the inaugural session by the Chief Guest. The winners will also be given an opportunity to present their innovations in a panel discussion and
interact with the industry leaders. The panel discussion will be covered live by NDTV. Awards Announcement will be made at NASSCOM India Leadership Forum – February

Eligibility

The NASSCOM Social Innovation Honours invites applications for seven categories. After choosing a category or categories you want to apply for, check if you fulfil all the eligibility criteria of that category.

1. For Not For Profit, Corporate-CSR, Corporate- Responsible Business and Government categories, all applying organizations should fulfil the following criteria:

  • They should be Indian entities or foreign entities with a registered presence in India
  • The innovation being applied for the Honours must benefit India or a community in India
  • The Project and Organization / Department of Government should have been in existence in India for over one year (on or before July 1, 2013)
  • The initiative entered by the Project / Organization / Department of Government should not have been recognized by the Honours in the previous two years.

2. For the Social Enterprise category, all applying organizations should fulfil the following criteria

  • They should be Indian entities or foreign entities with a registered presence in India.
  • The ICT led innovation being applied for the Honours must benefit India, or a community in India.
  • The Project and Organization should have been in existence in India for over one year (on or before July 1, 2013).
  • The annual revenue of the Organization must not exceed Rs 5 Crore (NASSCOM category F).
  • The initiative entered by the Organization should not have been recognized by the Honours in the previous two years.

3. For Multi Stakeholder category, all applying organizations should satisfy the following criteria:

  • They should be Indian entities or foreign entities with a registered presence in India
  • The innovation being applied for the Honours must benefit India, or a community in India
  • The Project and Organization should have been in existence in India for over one year (on or before July 1, 2013)
  • The initiative entered by the Project / Organization should not have been recognized by the Honours in the previous two years
  • The Project should have a minimum of 2 stakeholders as party to the initiative

4. For Group and Individual category, all individuals or groups should satisfy the following criteria:

  • The individual / group of individuals should be Indian citizens
  • The group should not have been registered under the Societies, Trusts or Company’s Act for more than a period of one year i.e. the individual/ group should be unregistered as on July 1, 2013.
  • The innovation being applied for the Honours must benefit India, or a community in India
  • The group can have a maximum of 6 members
  • The innovation in question must be either at implementation stage or a prototype stage
  • Each member of the group should have completed 18 years of age as on date of application

5. For the Student category, all students or student groups should satisfy the following criteria:

  • The student / group should be a representative of an Institute* affiliated with a state board or should be a registered deemed university
  • The said project may be either a concept or in operational stage.
  • The student group can have a maximum of 6 member
  • Each member of the student group should have completed 16 years of age as on date of Application)

NOTE: At every stage there are deadlines to apply for NASSCOM Social Innovation Honours. Kindly follow the timelines provided in the rules and regulations section.

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