2012 Innovation for India Awards

And the winners are….!!

After months of outreach, gleaning through 432 applications and an inspiring Awards Ceremony, we are happy to announce the 2012 Innovation for India Award Winners! On Friday March 30th, India’s Innovation Community came together to honor India’s top innovations – 8 organizations were chosen based on their uniqueness, sustainability and impact.

Redbus, Indigo Airlines, UFO Movies, Akshaya Patra, Fractal Foundation, St. Judes, Teach for India, EMRI and the UIDAI project are the winners in 2012. Read more about these organizations and what they have achieved.

FEATURED ON THIS BLOG – Catalyzing Innovation

The Marico Innovation Foundation is focused on playing a catalytic role in enabling Innovation to be applied on a range of challenges and opportunities in India. In addition to sharing ongoing programmes, opportunities and engagements in this space, this blog is a platform to bring together research, knowledge, points of view and perspectives on Innovation in the context of India.

Guiding Social Innovations: The Marico Innovation Foundation implements a programme designed for Social Organizations to adopt an Innovation route to significantly increase the impact of their work.

Read about the programme implemented in 2011 and how its creating impact


Cracking the employability paradox of rural India. Yuva Parivartan adopts an innovative route to significantly increase the impact of its school drop-out employability programme.

Read about how the Team at YP has applied the Guiding Social Innovations programme to build its scale plans.


Background on the India Innovation Awards

Marico Innovation Foundation is excited to announce the 4th edition of the Innovation for India Awards. The application process was open between July 2011 and 16th September 2011.

The Biennial Innovation for India Awards are a national platform to recognize breakthrough innovations implemented in the fields of Business and Social Impact. In 2010 a new category was added under Innovations in Public Service. This was introduced to recognize innovations where the Central or State government or any wing of the Government including public-private partnership have innovated in bringing breakthroughs into the public service areas.

The intent of the Awards is to reward projects and businesses that make a real difference to India and the community at large. The assessment of the awards are based on the criteria of demonstrated Uniqueness, Impact & Scalability. More details on the eligibility criteria.

Since 2006, 32 innovators have been recognized including Kirloskar Brothers for their work on the Sardar Sarovar Dam, BOSCH MICO for product development, Su-Kam Inverters for their innovation on the Supply Chain and Distribution, Titan industries for the world’s slimmest watch, Trichy Police, ITC’s e-Choupal Initiative, Tutor Vista, Goonj, PRS Legislative, Gujarat Government’s Jyoti gram Yojana and Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR).

Bharti Airtel & Tata Nano were recognized as Global Game Changers for their spirit of Innovation that has powered global recognition for India in the field of Innovation.

Follow us on Twitter @innovationindia or join the Facebook Community for more regular updates as the Awards process moves forward. Thank you for your application and we wish you the very best for the Awards!

  1. #1 by suresh shanmugam on October 16, 2011 - 1:13 AM

    hi …. keen to participate, shall we know more details.

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