What started in 2008 has today become quite a rage among people who are keen on bringing in innovation into their projects. The main purpose of this venture is to recognize those who have come up with innovative ideas, and business plans that are interesting and feasible.
The Foundation works on the model that encourages sharing knowledge and learning from each other. This could be from private entrepreneurs, nonprofit organizations, and other product based companies each of whom bring to the table something new and exciting. In fact the innovation could be in the idea, the process, technology or even a product that one aspires to introduce into the market. Anything that is unique and yet one that seems to have a good future is encouraged in this Foundation.
Launched in collaboration with GENPACT, the NASSCOM Foundation Social Innovation has carved a niche for itself in this arena as well.
The only basis in this Foundation is that the innovation needs to be in sync with the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and be used for social transformation. There is a competition that is launched will brings in entries from across the world and industries. Every year the number of participants has been steadily increasing, proving there are quite a few unexplored talent and prospects in our country. People line up to showcase their ideas and strategies hoping to snatch the award and create a path for them.
The various categories in which the applications for the NASSCOM Social Innovation Honours are invited from those in the following areas-
- Government Body
- Student concept
- Non profit organization
- Individual or Group
ü Multi stake holder partnership
In case students are applying for the
, the college or university can send in their applications after making sure they fit the pre-requisites mentioned in the foundation.
The application forms are available for downloading from the website and needs to be sent in before 1st September 2011 to qualify. This applies for all categories and across ideas. The only criterion is that the applicant needs to provide information in depth, along with their future plans and the foundation for the concept as well. People with original ideas and innovative approaches are encouraged to apply for this Foundation, and those who are involved in the Information and communication Technology are definite contenders for the awards.
Information related to this Foundation can be obtained from the main website dedicated to NASSCOM Foundation (http://www.nasscomfoundation.org/).
For those applying for the first time, there are experiences shared by previous participants and a list of winners from the years gone by. This can be used as a platform to learn, understand and take on the Program.
There are forums and contact information available on the same website that is available to provide the necessary guidance required for the applicants- be it with reference to application forms, or qualifying criteria and so on. Also, any queries one has for application should be
If you have an innovative idea, or plan, then go ahead; send in your applications without any further delay!
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