Innovations that transform lives…where do they happen? In sophisticated labs? Using ultra-modern technology? And advanced equipment?
No. Not always.
Because when an idea or an innovation is driven by empathy towards the less-privileged and the determination to resolve their hardships, the way forward inevitably appears before you. Everything around you becomes a resource. Whatever you place your hands on, becomes a valuable equipment. And you realize that you are inside one of the grandest labs…a lab called life.
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, and the highest scoring entries will undergo a product audit. Top 30 entries qualifying the product audit will then advance to the Final Round. The Finalists (Entrant Team Representative, NGO) will be notified via email.
DTTI LLP (Deloitte) are the process advisors for Aarohan Social Innovation Awards.
Does your product have a clear target market or audience?
Does your product address a clear need, problem, or opportunity?
Does your product have the potential to scale and positively impact people?
Does your product have commercial viability?
Is your product economical and sustainable?
Does your product include innovations in technical design and/or implementation?
Is your product technologically viable?
Is your product a fully functioning prototype, beyond a concept idea or mock up?
If there are similar products or services in the market, does your project clearly and meaningfully innovate beyond those existing products or services?
Does your product present a new and improved way of solving a problem?
Is your product or prototype user-friendly, simple and intuitive to use?
Does your prototype have durability?
Does the entry present your product concisely and efficiently?
Is your product’s purpose and basic functionality easily understood?
Does your product express a positive tone?
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