Infosys Foundation announces awards for innovation

Sudha Murty

Bengaluru: Infosys Foundation Monday announced the launch of the Aarohan social innovation awards here to nurture a culture of innovation in the social sector.

The awards would be given in six categories, including healthcare, rural development and destitute care, the foundation, which is a philanthropic and the corporate social responsibility arm of Infosys, said in a press release.

“Through the awards, we aim at nurturing a culture of innovation in the social sector to achieve a positive change. For this, we are setting aside Rs 1.5 crore this year from which we will reward social innovators whose solutions have the potential to make a difference,” the release quoted chairperson of the foundation Sudha Murty as saying.

The application for the first edition of the awards would be available from 15 October till this year-end, the release said. Participants can submit entries describing their work in the form of videos that can be uploaded on the Aarohan social innovation awards website, it said.