When you think of innovation, what comes to your mind? The latest smartphone? An intelligent speaker that you can summon to switch on a light bulb? A self-driving car? We often associate innovation with sophisticated labs, startup huddle rooms or educated individuals. But can innovation also happen far away from our cities, with little or no equipment, by an ordinary person with limited education but with a brilliant and empathetic mind looking to solve a real problem?
Aarohan Social Innovation Awards will recognize and reward social innovations in the following categories:
From making healthcare accessible to all strata of society, to helping better diagnose diseases, we are looking for innovations that will help people and communities live healthier lives.
Right to education may be a fundamental right in India, but poverty denies many the childhood they deserve. If your prototype can make a difference in the field of education and sports, share your idea here.
There is a big divide between urban and rural India, ranging from lack of access to basic facilities to penetration of digital technologies. We’re looking for innovations that can help bridge this gap and improve basic living conditions in rural India.
From better access to products related to personal hygiene, helping women build a fulfilling career, to ensuring their safety, we’re looking for innovations that can empower women, build pride and make them self-sufficient.
Innovations that can help us preserve precious natural resources, move towards sustainable development and maintain ecological balance.
A true innovation is something that makes lives easier, especially for people who are born without privilege. If your innovation can help the underprivileged people of India, register now.
Nominations for Aarohan Social Innovation Awards will be evaluated by an illustrious panel of judges actively involved in the social space in India.
A qualified panel of judges will evaluate all eligible entries based on the following criteria:
A qualified panel of judges will judge all eligible entries based on the judging criteria specified above. The highest scoring entries will advance to the Final Round. The finalists (entrant or team representative) will be notified via email, according to the information provided with their entry.
Does your project have a clear target market or audience?
Does your project address a clear need, problem, or opportunity?
Does your project have commercial viability?
If there are similar products or services on the market, does your project clearly and meaningfully innovate beyond those existing products or services?
Does your project include innovations in technical design and/or implementation?
Is your project technologically viable?
Is your project a fully functioning prototype, and not just a concept, idea or mock up?
Does your project present a new and meaningfully improved way of solving a real-world problem?
Is your project unique and not a derivative of other ideas?
Is your project presented in a fresh and innovative way?
Is your project or prototype user-friendly, simple and intuitive to use?
How clear and precise is your entry?
Does the entry present your project concisely and efficiently?
Is your project’s purpose and basic functionality easily understood?
Does your project express a positive tone or personality?
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