NEW DELHI: NASSCOM Foundation, in partnership with Mphasis announced the launch of eleventh edition of the NASSCOM Social Innovation Forum (NSIF) to foster innovative use of technology and create sustained social impact. The program instituted in 2008, identifies, honours and supports, innovative technology projects, products and solutions that have the potential to address critical gaps in key developmental areas and contribute to inclusive growth of the country.
Building on the solid foundation from the last ten years’success and learnings, NSIF is inviting entries from a diverse range of social innovators across NGOs, social enterprises and start-ups.
With support from Mphasis, NSIF will award catalytic grants of INR 10 Lakhs each to the strongest tech innovations that are creating radical social impact in areas ofFinancial Inclusion, Healthcare, Environment, Education and Accessibility.The grants will be given toone winner from each of the above thematic areas.
The winners will also be provided with a 12-monthSupport-to-Scale Mentoring by subject matter experts in the industry and access to NASSCOM Foundation’s 2000 innovator strong network of tech for good leaders in the country.The Forum aims to drive CSR capital to encourage and scale innovations across relevant and topical themes in the country.
“Through our association with NASSCOM Foundation, we hope to create social impact at scale and encourage innovations that contribute towards the progress of our society in the long run, said Srikanth Karra, Chief Human Resources Officer, Mphasis.
Ashok Pamidi, CEO, NASSCOM Foundation said, “”With NASSCOM Social Innovation Forum, we hope to supportthe best possible tech-based innovations that can make the lives of people easier. We are grateful to Mphasis to continue providing support to the social innovators through this program.”