Technology Advisory from Accenture Labs

The power of technology to aid solution to social issues has long been acknowledged, and NGOs as vehicles of social change and impact are actively using technology and collaborating for bettering the effectiveness of their technology led interventions.

 

Often, NGOs, who are keen to enhance their tech-based interventions and further the reach of their solution, are not sufficiently equipped or have the knowhow to choose the most suitable options and platforms for their mission needs. With ever changing technology landscape, the design and development skills may not be available to them at desired time period or at the budget allocated for the purpose.

 

Availability of technology consulting and support from the Technology leaders can be a great boost for NGOs in fulfilling this need.

 

Accenture Labs is the technology advisor for NASSCOM Social Innovation Forum 2017 (NSIF) and would provide valuable technology consulting and advisory support to selected high potential innovations from NGOs in India, who apply with NSIF 2017.  The details of the offering are given below:

 

  • The solution could focus on any of the themes that are supported by NSIF 2017, with a potential to impact a large number of beneficiaries in India. The potential of the solution to address a global issues and beneficiaries will also be assessed.
  • NSIF 2017 challenge has defined additional qualifying criteria for NGOs. The details are available here
  • A set of questions is available for NGOs at the end of Form II/ B (who qualify first round Form I) that needs to be filled for completing the application process
  • Five NGOs would be shortlisted based on the strength of their impact proposition and current solutions
  • Three NGOs will be winners of this challenge:
    • One selected NGO will receive full support from Accenture Labs in development of the proposed solution or enhancement of existing solution. Accenture Labs would get actively involved in all phases of development - from functional specifications, architecture design, and development and testing.  The time period for this development would be maximum one year, extendible by three months.
    • For two more NGOs, Accenture Labs would provide technical advisory support.     These could be in areas as required by the current state of the solution, any missing critical functionality as well as its plan to scale the solution to maximise its reach.

 

 The period of engagement between NSIF, NGOs and Accenture Labs will be for a period of One year.

 
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