Social Innovation Forum

NSIF 2017 Winning Innovations

  • Mphasis Education Honours- ICT led Social Innovation in Primary and Secondary Education

    • 1. mGuru- Mobile Learning Apps for Literacy and Numeracy




      mGuru organisation has built mobile learning applications aimed at enhancing the basic literacy and numeracy skills of students. MGuru’s English app uses interactive learning activities to teach grammar, speaking and listening, providing students all the tools they need to speak and understand English.



    • 2. Arivu- Disha




      The Arivu-Disha program run by Headstreams aims to make English learning fun for student from Government Schools. It does this through the Arivu-Disha digital application where students are able to listen to bi-lingual stories and play different games which comes naturally to every child.



    • 3. Story Weaver


      Pratham Books


      StoryWeaver, created by Pratham Books, is India’s first digital, open source repository of multilingual children’s stories. StoryWeaver provides users with asset of tools to help them read, translate, create, download, share and print content for free.



  • Mphasis Accessibility Honours- ICT led Social Innovation in Accessibility


    • Blee: Wearable for hearing impaired


      BleeTech Innovations Pvt Ltd


      The Blee Wearable for hearing impaired tries to address this critical gap in the market by creating a wearable easy to use affordable device that notifies hearing impaired individuals of certain activities and sounds they need to be aware of. The wearable notifies the user of pre-recorded sound alerts using lights and vibrations. There is a unique set of vibrations for each sound alert. The device is connected to the user’s phone via Bluetooth where all the sounds are pre -recorded and stored. The capability of the device increases as the repository of pre-recorded sounds grow. The device can also be used independently as a smart phone application.



  • ICT led Social Innovation in Primary Healthcare

    • Catheter Reprocessing System


      Incredible Devices


      The Catheter Reprocessing System (CSR) is a machine that automates the effective cleaning and sterilization of catheters. The machine 24 different cycles for cleaning catheters from washing with RO water through to chemical drying. The CRS both monitors and standardizes the process, therefore reducing the health and safety risks along with costs for all patients using catheters.



  • ICT led Social Innovation in Environment

    • One Home One Toilet


      Shelter Associates


      Shelter Associates have created an end-to-end urban sanitation software solution. On one end the solution starts with a data driven city wide GIS mapping of sanitation infrastructure in slums. Household and Individual level surveys are conducted to collect data, analyse and target specific crucial needs. On the other end the organization uses the data collected to work closely with municipal corporations, infrastructure providers and NGO’s to ensure construction of sanitation units and sewerage systems.



  • ICT led Social Innovation in Agriculture and Livelihood

    • KrishiSuchak


      Nubesol Technologies Pvt. Ltd


      KrishiSuchak is a smartphone-based Android App. It is a simple chat based communication platform between farmers and agriculture experts to exchange information using text messages, photos, voice messages, and videos in English or any local languages. Farmers from any place can ask for help or solutions to their problems through the app. The questions are routed through a series levels before they reach the right expert who then advises farmer in a one on one communication using KrishiSuchak. Farmers can ask questions on pest control, nutrient management, crop care and market intelligence and farmer grievances. Services are currently available in English and Kannada. KrishiSuchak is offered free for all the farmers.



  • ICT led Social Innovation in Other Social Issues

    • Integrating Mobile Financial Education and Services for Financial Inclusion in India


      Grameen Foundation


      Grameen Foundationworks with a mobile money provider and a local microfinance institution, Sonata, to deliver mobile banking services and financial education to the MFI’s women borrowers in Uttar Pradesh.



  • ICT led Social Innovation by an Early Stage Innovator

    • Physio Fast-Heal




      Physio Fast-Heal is a wearable assistive device to enhance the communication, mobility, quality of life of stroke patients or persons living with CP. The proposed device will be attached to the limb of a user and mimics the user’s physiotherapy treatment using embedded pressure and bend gauges. The frequency, level of correctness and duration will be recorded and relayed as feedback as sounds/visual on a mobile application via Bluetooth that is used by the therapist. After each session the therapist can also generate a report to document the progress of the patient.