Social Innovation Forum

Past Winners

NSIF 2018- FAQ’s


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      • NASSCOM Social Innovation Forum is a Tech for Good platform that celebrates, showcases and supports Information Communication Technology Innovations that address gaps in development and foster inclusive growth.
      • To recognize and support Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) led innovations that have met a social development need or helped organizations achieve their social development objectives.
      • Innovation can be a product, process, or technology. It can also be a principle, an idea, an intervention, or a combination of all these using ICT.
      • The Forum’s Challenge is the annual competition where innovations using ICT to address gaps in key developmental areas are awarded and recognized on a national platform. By applying for the NASSCOM Social Innovation Forum each applicant will by default be applying for the Challenge.
        To understand the process from application to award please go to the: process page. Winners of the NASSCOM Social Innovation Forum’s Challenge will be awarded at the NASSCOM’s flagship event NASSCOM India Leadership Forum 2016.

Application & Categories

Grants & Mentoring

    • All winners (NGOs & Social Enterprises) will receive a grant of INR 10 lakhs each along with structured mentoring for a year. The only category winners that will NOT receive a grant is the Other Social Issues category. However, all winners will receive mentoring.
    • A catalytic grant will be given to winners that are deemed to have high potential for impact in their thematic area. Purpose of the grant is to aid the organisation to scale its reach and thus achieve the deemed high impact. It must be specified here that all projects within the stated thematic categories will be screened and considered for the grant.
    • All eligibile winners in the following categories will stand to receive a grant of INR 10 lakhs – Education, Environment, Healthcare, Financial Inclusion & Accessibility. There are no grants for winners in the Other Social Issues category.
    • No. There is no separate application form for the grant.