NASSCOM Foundation and Genpact announce NASSCOM Social Innovation Honours 2014
September 11, 2013
New Delhi (11th September 2013): Celebrating the spirit of innovation and Technology for Social Good, NASSCOM Foundation, in association with Genpact, is proud to announce the launch of NASSCOM Social Innovation Honours 2014. The Honours recognize innovations that creatively leverage Information and Communication Technology to create solutions to address gaps in social development. The Honours have recognized innovations focused on financial inclusion, employability, education, health, employability, governance, financial inclusion, and citizen services in the past. Entries for this years edition are now open and the winners will be honored at the NASSCOM India Leadership Forum early next year. The Honours serve as an exceptional platform for the winners to drive home an opportunity to network with the thought leaders in the space of technology and innovation and enhance their initiatives. Last year, many innovative projects showcasing their innovations, from student led projects like ìD-Labsî, a complete hardware and software solution that diagnoses dyslexia at an early stage by tracking eye and hand movements of children to larger projects by NGOís like Don Bosco Forum for the Young at Risk which had developed an online comprehensive Child Tracking System for effective data management, monitoring and reporting of care, protection and development of children were awarded at the Honours. NASSCOM Social Innovation Honours 2013 also saw some excellent individual led innovations like Stipator, a mobile app that boosts safety of travelers by tracking the route they are taking and posting it on social media networks.
Call for Entries:
If you are bringing change in a particular community, region, state, or the country, this is the platform to share your ideas! Applications are invited from ICT led social innovation projects in the following categories: | Not-for-profit | Social enterprise | Corporate & CSR | Corporate & Responsible Business | Government body | Student(s) | Multi-stakeholder partnership | Individual or group.
NASSCOM Foundation pioneered the NASSCOM Social Innovation Honours in 2008 and since then the Honours have attracted innovative projects from NGOs, corporates, social enterprises, government bodies, PSUs, students, groups, and individuals. Each year, participants showcase their exceptional use of ICT for social transformation to an eminent jury. In the last edition, Mr. S. Ramadorai, Vice Chairman of TCS and Advisor to the Prime Minister, had led the Grand Jury. Mr. Anand G. Mahindra, Chairman of Mahindra & Mahindra and Mr. Narayan Murthy, Chairman of Infosys have in the past been associated with the Honours, chairing the Jury. The winners will present their innovations at the prestigious NASSCOM India Leadership Forum event in February 2014.
Source: VINEET KUMAR [email: Vineet@Nasscomfoundation.org]
Posted on: September 11, 2013 08:48 PM IST