Thursday
September 21
2017

We need solutions that can be scaled up, and that too across diverse regions: Shrikant Sinha

Nasscom Social Innovation Forum (NSIF) will on Thursday invite applications from entrepreneurs and not-for-profits for its annual social innovation programme.

The programme is open to innovators who offer technology-enabled solutions in the fields of education, financial inclusion, environment, healthcare, and accessibility, among others. A part of Nasscom Foundation, NSIF received over 1,300 applications last year, from which around 10 were chosen after jury deliberation.

The awards, which will be announced in the first quarter of 2018, will offer 9 grants (of Rs10 lakh each) supported by Mphasis, an information technology services company, and year-long mentorship and technology development support by the foundation and its partners.

Shrikant Sinha, CEO of Nasscom Foundation, talks about what the awards mean for the social sector, why he believes scalability is more important than pure innovation, and how technology-led innovations can help India transform.

Photo courtesy of Dean Hochman.

Source: Livemint (link opens in a new window)

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global development, India, scale, scaling impact, social enterprise, social innovation, technology