Government of India has launched Accelerating Growth of New India’s Innovations (AGNIi) – a flagship program under the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India and Co-Chaired by the Cabinet Secretariat to the Government of India. It is an initiative that aims to support the ongoing efforts for boosting the innovation ecosystem in the country. AGNIi does this by connecting innovators across industry, individuals and the grassroots to the market and help in commercializing their innovative solutions. Invest India, India’s National Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, has been tasked with spearheading this innovation initiative.
For more information: www.agnii.gov.in
Villgro is India's oldest and one of the world's largest social enterprise incubators. Established in 2001, Villgro incubates early-stage, innovative, for-profit social enterprises in Education, Health, Agriculture and Energy sectors, among others, that have an impact on the lives of the poor. Apart from India, Villgro also supports social enterprises in Kenya, Philippines and Vietnam.
For more information please visit: www.villgro.org
Association for Innovation Development of Entrepreneurship in Agriculture (a-IDEA) is an agriculture-focused technology business incubator. aIDEA being one of the very few agri-focused incubators in the country has a unique approach of supporting the broad spectrum of technologies in the value chain of agriculture starting from farm to fork. Through this approach a-IDEA intends to nurture, support and scale technologies that can bring efficacy in the value chains, improve productivity and benefit the stakeholders involved in such Agri-value chains. The technologies developed by technology developers, scientists, students, entrepreneurs, startups, institutions qualify under the focus areas of technologies supported by a-IDEA.
For more information, please website: https://aidea.naarm.org.in/
Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship(SINE), hosted at IIT Bombay, is an umbrella for fostering entrepreneurship and nurturing tech start- ups. Set up in 2004, it is one of the earliest incubators in academia with a potential to create economic growth, strategic value and social relevance.Over a period of time SINE has supported 141+ startups, 380+ innovators and 3600+ employment has been generated by SINE companies.
SINE is actively participating in many new programs in collaboration with Government, Institutions, Industry and Academia. It has also expanded its activities by reaching out for cross-border collaborations. As an early adopter of the incubation activities, SINE’s practices have been referred to /emulated in academic and R&D institutionsacross the country.
For more information please visit http://www.sineiitb.org/sine/
Promoted by IIT Kanpur to drive technology based innovations and entrepreneurship in India, SIDBI Innovation and Incubation Centre has been active for more than a decade and has been witness to many success stories. In the past 16 years, since its inception, SIIC has come a long way in developing a robust ecosystem for startups. They have supported the incubates with SIIC’s integrated incubation package consisting of various services such as funding assistance, mentor and investor networking, business advisory, IP management and state-of-the-art labs. Being a sector agnostic incubator, they have incubated start-ups from healthcare, livelihood, bio-tech, technology, drug, agriculture, education and many others. Their incubates have not only validated their solutions in the current dynamic market, but also established themselves as emerging enterprises in their respective sectors.
Medtronic Labs is a social business that maximizes social impact alongside financial sustainability.We design healthcare delivery service models with and for underserved communities that integrates digital and product technologies across the patient care continuum. In India, few of our innovations are Shruti - technology driven delivery model to reduce the burden of hearing loss and Prerna- transforming chronic disease care by integrating social and clinical interventions in a group-based setting, close to home. Medtronic labs is a distinct entity of Medtronic (US based medical device firm).
For more information, please visit www.medtronic.com
icreate is an independent centre and facilitates "Next Generation Entrepreneurship" that blends creativity, innovation, engineering, product design and leverages emerging technologies to evolve out-of-the-box applications.
The primary goal of the Centre is to create a large quantity of quality entrepreneurs. Towards this objective, it aims to seed a new ethos wherein people will understand and encourage entrepreneurship as a preferred career option. The Centre also engages with the government to help evolve enabling policies.
GivingForce India Development Centre was founded in 2016 and is the development arm of GivingForce Limited, headquartered in the UK. We are located in central Pune in the heart of the IT/Business district. Our team is diverse and consists of experienced developers and QA engineers who have joined us from companies such as HSBC, Fiserv, Symphony teleca, Network 18, and Mode Media. In the office, we employ a flat organisational structure and actively promote equality and diversity. We are a fast growing team, aiming to double our size over the coming months.
For more information, please visit www.givingforce.com
Ebix Smartclass Educational is a company that aims to redefine 21st-century education with a focus on understanding the present and future education barriers and evolving innovative solutions to address them. The company has a strong vision of improving the teaching-learning experience in schools while bridging the digital divide . Equipped with this powerful vision, the company is engaged in the business of developing education products and providing end-to-end solutions to K-12 Schools. Ebix Smartclass Educational promotes new modes of learning for the digital natives and develops path breaking products and solutions, keeping in mind the learning styles of the new-age learners. It recognizes that education is the most potent force for social change and is working to make it more effective with innovative use of new-age education solutions.
Currently Smartclass, the flagship product of the company, is reaching out to more than 70,000 classrooms; 7000 schools, impacting more than 3.5 million K-12 students
The products are categorized into four segments – Digital Content (Smartclass), Virtual Labs, STEM, Robotics & Language Lab & Assessments.
With a vision to provide high quality education to underprivileged children, we have been working as technology partners for many non-profit organizations like Jindal Foundation, KK Birla Foundation , Smile Foundation , Wockhart Foundation , Larsen & Toubro, Horiba , Aptiv, Chambal Fertilizers and chemicals Ltd . & Alstom
For more information, please visit www.smartlearning.com
Anudip, with a vision to create digital livelihoods has been recognized for its unique technology-driven initiative to train and empower 85,000+ underserved youth, touching over 425,000 crisis-stricken people. Anudip is a not-for-profit organization, engaging unserved communities of migrants, political refugees, reformed insurgents, impoverished families below poverty levels, rescued victims of trafficking, persons with disabilities, religious and ethnic minorities across India and USA to be a part of the internet economy. Offering a unique combination of technology skills with subsequent career opportunities, Anudip equips youth-aspirants to earn sustainable wages, triple their family incomes and reap the long-term benefits of working in a structured environment. Anudip partners with AIF, Capgemini, Accenture, MSDF, Microsoft, Google, Citi, HSBC, NetHope, JPMorgan, WellsFargo, Cisco, ITC, and ICRA to create knowledge economy livelihoods. Anudip’s stellar placement record with 75% success over the years stems from its training programs being tailored to the actual needs of employers across sectors.
For more information, please visit www.anudip.org
Buddy4Study is India’s largest scholarship platform which connects scholarship seekers with scholarship providers. Buddy4Study, since 2011, is endeavouring to bridge the gap between scholarship providers and scholarship seekers. As India’s largest scholarship listing portal, they help more than 1 million students by connecting the right scholarships with the right students. Backed by its robust scholarship search engine, it is the only platform in the country that allows both seekers and scholarship providers to access curated scholarship information across the globe.
Alarming Problem: Every year in India millions of talented, meritorious students unable to reach their full potential due to lack of affordable financing which leads to voluntary dropouts in schools & colleges. On a contrary note, more than INR 19,000 crore worth of scholarships are available of Indian students, which either remain undisbursed, or underutilized or never reach to the end beneficiaries.
Solution: With the help of data science & artificial intelligence, Buddy4Study is solving this problem by being an education financing matchmaker.
Holistic development Approach : With programs like scholar growth tracking, scholar engagement, employee mentor-mentee Buddy4Study focuses on comprehensive social, emotional & mental growth of scholars .
For more information, please visit www.buddy4study.com
In India, Bosch is a leading supplier of technology and services in the areas of Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. Since setting up its manufacturing operation in India in 1951, Bosch has grown over the years to include 18 manufacturing sites, and 7 development and application centers.
Their CSR endeavours, known as ‘Bosch India Social Engagement’, aims to make a difference in the lives most in need. To address the shortage of young people with job skills, Bosch has developed a short-term, job-oriented program known as BRIDGE, which focuses on school dropouts, ensuring their job readiness. Several private and public partnerships continue to make BRIDGE one of India’s fastest growing job skills program for less- educated youth leading them to entry-level employment in the services sector. Over 16,000 less-educated youth have been trained and employed through 150 BRIDGE Centers across India.
For more information, please visit www.bosch.in
Deloitte is a large and diversified professional services organisation, providing advisory, tax, management consulting andenterprise risk management services through more than 244,000 professionals in more than 150 countries. The organisationincludes one of the world's largest private consultancies and a unique portfolio of competencies, integrated into one industry-leadingorganisation. Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP (DTTILLP) is a member firm of Deloitte ToucheTohmatshu Limited (DTTL)that provides consulting services in India. DTTL is a private UK company limited by guarantee. Our experienced professionals deliver seamless,consistent services wherever our clients operate.
Deloitte’s Social Impact (SI) practice plays a catalytic role by supporting clients in navigating through policies, regulations and issues to achieve their key developmental goals. The SI practice engages professionals with core development sector expertise while leveraging from the extensive consulting expertise within the Deloitte network, to bring about social progress. The SI professionals have offered contextually relevant solutions to clients that includes Corporates, Governments, Businesses, NGOs, Bilateral Agencies, CSR and Philanthropic Foundations. Deloitte’s cross-functional teams help clients with strategy, growth and innovation, capacity building, monitoring & evaluation, advisory research, programme design and management and aligned action.
CBM India Trust is a development organisation that works on disability inclusion across 26 states in India. CBM ensures that all development interventions being implemented are disability-inclusive. CBM is committed towards improving the quality of life for people with disabilities in the poorest communities of the country.
CBM’s strategic goals are; to strengthen the voice and autonomy of people with disabilities (individuals); Build resilient inclusive communities (communities); Build inclusive and sustainable local and national systems and services (systems); Ensure that populations affected by natural and man-made disasters have access to inclusive humanitarian assistance and protection (emergencies).
An inclusive world is only possible with partnerships that create equal opportunities and a barrier free environment. Drawing from our tagline ‘together we can do more’, we bring together civil society organizations, experts, government officials, companies and international agencies.
For more information, please visit www.cbm.org
Wadhwani Initiative for Sustainable Healthcare (WISH) is a flagship program of Lords Education & Health Society in India. LEHS|WISH works towards improving the quality and access to primary healthcare services by implementing healthcare models through Public-Private Partnerships, identifying and scaling innovations, bringing affordability to primary healthcare, ensuring affordability, sustainability and scalability. The objective is to build an equitable, innovation-led and evidence-based quality healthcare system within easy reach of the underserved populations. LEHS|WISH is working in Rajasthan, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Assam and Uttar Pradesh reaching out to approximately 14 million underserved population.
Our goal is to touch 100 million lives at the grassroots with quality primary healthcare services, 2 million households with reduced out of pocked expense, save more than 1 million pregnant women’s livesand avert 50 thousand infant deaths over and above piloting 50 new innovations by 2027.
For more information, please visit www.wishfoundationindia.org
Smile Train India is a children's charity with a sustainable approach to a single, solvable problem: cleft lip and palate. In India, 35,000+ babies are born with clefts, every year, and hundreds of thousands of children with untreated clefts not only live in isolation, but more importantly, face physical difficulty in eating, breathing and speaking. Most do not go to school and seldom find jobs.
Cleft surgery is safe and the transformation is immediate. Smile Train India empowers local doctors and medical professionals with training, funding and resources to provide free cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children in their own communities. We advance a sustainable solution and a scalable health model for cleft treatment, drastically improving children’s lives.
Through a nationwide network of 160+ partner hospitals, more than 5,50,000 free cleft surgeries have been supported since the year 2000. Making this possible are our individual and corporate donors and partnerships with various state governments under RBSK, Border Security Force (BSF) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), among others.
For more information please visit www.smiletrainindia.org
AgroStar is India’s foremost AgTech start-up working on the mission of #HelpingFarmersWin by providing a complete range of agri solutions at the fingertips of farmers. AgroStar’s tech platform provides a combination of agronomy advice coupled with service and agri input products that enable farmers to improve their productivity and income significantly, thereby creating a great impact on the livelihood and lives of farmers.
Through the troika of data, technology and agronomy knowledge, right solutions (products+ advice) are been provided to Indian farmers. More than a million farmers are using the services of AgroStar's digital platform. Farmers avail agri solutions throughout their crop life cycle with a simple “missed call” or through the AgroStar Agri Doctor Android app which is amongst the highest rated farming focused apps in the country having more than 1.9 million downloads.
For more information, please visit www.agrostar.in
Alag Karo program objective is to inspire and handhold residential societies, schools and commercials establishments to implement source segregation of waste at their premises and develop capacities of waste workers at the back end to improve waste recycling and reduce dumping and burning of waste in the city of Gurugram.
Today, through the program more than 20,000 households have achieved above 75% three-way segregation resulting in reduction of landfill through diversion of about 13 tons of daily waste through onsite composting and better recovery of dry recyclables. This has further helped improve the income and livelihood of the waste workers involved in waste collection and processing. About 500 waste workers have been trained on health, safety and hygiene aspects while working with waste.
The program has reached out to more than 1,10,000 citizen and about 26,700 students across 26 schools through public campaigns, creating engaging content on Source Segregation like posters, banners, short films etc.
For more information, please visit www. alagkaro.com
Give2Asia is an international nonprofit that serves as a strategic partner and ally working on the ground in more than 25 locations across Asia Pacific. Our role is to strengthen the work of local organizations and mobilize support through philanthropic giving from individuals, family foundations, and corporations.
For more information, please visit www.give2asia.org