Chennai: NASSCOM Foundation, in partnership with Mphasis has announced the launch of the eleventh edition of the NASSCOM Social Innovation Forum (NSIF).
According to a release, NSIF is India’s largest platform 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, it added.
NSIF is inviting entries from social innovators across NGOs, social enterprises and start-ups. Applications are open till 15 June.
With support from Mphasis, NSIF will award catalytic grants of Rs 10 lakh each to the strongest tech innovations that are creating radical social impact in areas of financial inclusion, healthcare, environment, education and accessibility, stated the release. The grants will be given to one winner from each of the above thematic areas.
The winnerswill also be provided with a 12-month support-to-scale mentoring by subject matter experts in the industry and access to NASSCOM Foundation’s 2,000 innovator strong network of tech for good leaders in the country, the release said.
CEO, NASSCOM Foundation, Ashok Pamidi, said, “With NSIF, we hope to support the 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.”