“ We would like to dedicate this honour to sections of society, who understood and helped us bring change in the way education functions and are perceived. ”
“ It is our belief that forums like these help in proliferating our initiatives to a wide audience and in promoting larger national interests. ”
“ The jury process was very organised and just the opportunity to present to a jury of that kind of eminence was a pleasure - winning was an icing on the cake! ”
“ This honour is an invitation to our partners to commit and to offer our best to the least of the society through Homelink / Missing Children Search Network program. ”
“ Nasscom Social Innovation Forum has helped us in achieving visibility and had a really positive impact. ”
“ The visibility that this award has created for us and the support and connects that it has generated is sincerely appreciated! ”
“ NSIF has provided us the much needed platform to take our idea to the world. ”
Application Process - August – September
Read through the rules and regulations to apply.
Choose Applicant Type:
Choose the type of applicant you are. NASSCOM Social Innovation Forum invites applications from three different stakeholders/ types of applicants:Read more
After choosing which type of applicant you are. Please ensure you check and meet the eligibility criteria for the same. Read more
Choose Thematic Category:
Choose the thematic category in which your innovations fits. There are six thematic categories the Forum will be focusing on. Read more
Create online account
To apply for the Forum, you need an online account. Click here to create your account.
Form A Application
Using their online account, applicants need to provide necessary details under Form A for further screening.
Form B Application
On the completion of Form A screening, selected applicants will be invited to fill in a more detailed form.
Applying for Accenture Technology Lab Support-
Not for Profits wishing to apply for the Accenture Technology Labs Challenge will need to do so by answering an extra set of questions that will be made available to them on Form B.
Selection Process - October to December
Eligible applications (combined Form A and B) will be screened by our initial Jury comprising of experts from corporates, not-for-profits and academia. The Jury will select three finalists from each thematic category. The selected applicants will be intimated for project validation.
Our validation partners and representatives will meet the finalists at their project locations and/or set up calls to verify and validate their projects.
Final Jury presentation
The finalists will be then invited to present their innovations to the Grand Jury comprising of eminent industry leaders. For Primary and Secondary Education theme, the jury will select 3 - 4 winners. For all other themes, Jury will select one winner from each category.
Mentoring Process - December to March
Selected projects in the Social Enterprise, Not for Profit and Student, Individual/Group category will undergo mentoring and attend online and face to face capacity building workshops. These projects will be selected by the Initial jury panel based on their potential to scale and create impact. Projects selected from this cohort will receive grants to help their projects scale and grow.
A calendar for mentoring will be shared with the selected projects.
Honouring the winners at NASSCOM India Leadership Forum - February
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.