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MIF awards aim to nurture innovation, applications invited

Jul 11, 2017

MIF Awards is one of India’s pre-eminent biennial recognition platforms that recognise unheralded innovations within the Indian business and social sectors.

Mumbai: Marico Innovation Foundation (MIF), a nonprofit organization in India executing the Corporate Social Responsibility for Marico, is inviting applications for the 7th edition of the MIF Awards to be held on February 23, 2018, in Mumbai.

The Awards aim to nurture innovation in India by recognizing breakthrough innovations that hold potential to generate a large scale impact. Innovations will be adjudged upon three broad categories – Social Impact, Business Impact and the newly-introduced Innovations by Start-Ups, a first-of-its-kind to encourage newer enterprises to innovate.

The platform allows participants a chance to showcase their innovation to a power-packed audience and receive media and industry exposure for their innovation. Innovators receive an opportunity to learn from leading innovators in the business and social ecosystem and cross-pollinate learning and ideas. Participants avail the chiance to network with the top CXO's and innovation heads from India Inc, entrepreneurs, venture funds and academia closely linked with the innovation ecosystem in India.

The applications for the Awards have commenced, the last date of application is August 22, 2017. An online application form must be duly filled and submitted in order to participate. There is no application fee. Applications will be shortlisted through a due-diligence process and the deliberation by 2 rounds of jury chaired by Dr R A Mashelkar. The final winners will be selected basis the commercial viability of the innovation and impact generated.

“The time for India to reposition itself as a leading superpower of Innovation in the 21st century has never been brighter. We recognize this potential and place its faith in the capable hands of our country’s outstanding innovators to shine out in an unprecedented fashion. The Awards are a testament to ethos of nurturing and empowering bodies that have the passion and drive to change the face of Innovation in India with their ingenious initiatives. We are heralding in a brand new era of ‘Innovation for India’ said Harsh Mariwala, Founder, MIF.

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