Application invited for Anjani Mashelkar Inclusive Innovation Award

ORG-Anjani Mashelkar Foundation
Closing date-20th August 2019
Anjani Mashelkar Inclusive Innovation Award was instituted by Dr. R.A. Mashelkar in 2011, under the aegis of International Longevity Centre – India. The aim is to recognize and reward innovators who develop solutions for the excluded members of society. The award is named after Dr. Mashelkar’s late mother, who raised him facing many hardships as a poor, uneducated widow. In spite of her own circumstances, she always wished to do something to improve the quality of life of resource-poor and disadvantaged people.

The Anjani Mashelkar Inclusive Innovation Award is an annual award of ₹100,000 given to an individual or an organisation for a prototyped innovation or a commercialized product or service. The innovation must address the problems faced by the disadvantaged resource-poor people in India and offer an original and implementable solution.
This the award presents an opportunity to spur and fuel innovation for the benefit of the most disadvantaged sections of society in order to ‘include’ them into the mainstream. The awardees will preferably be those who believe not just in ‘best practices’, but in ‘next practices‘. Most importantly, it will value solutions that represent ‘affordable excellence‘, breaking the myth that ‘affordability’ and ‘excellence’ cannot go together.
As the award grows in stature and gains national recognition, it will endeavor to leverage support for the innovator from various other private and public sector organizations.


1-Only Indian organizations or persons (of any age) of Indian origin are eligible to apply.
2-Prototypes or proof of concepts which have the potential to be successful innovations is eligible. Raw ideas will not be considered.
3-The prototypes, products, services or business models should be original and novel.
4-They should provide the highest quality affordable products and experiences to the resource-poor people.

How to apply

For more information visit the link  and for an application visit the link


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