Infosys Foundation Launches the Aarohan Social Innovation Awards

Deepthi | Myequity news | Date : 08-10-2018 16:00:00 IST

Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic and CSR arm of Infosys, today announced the launch of the Aarohan Social Innovation Awards, to catalyze social innovation in India. The objective of these awards is to accelerate innovation in the social sector, and provide a platform to help these solutions scale. The Aarohan Social Innovation Awards seek to recognize and reward individuals, teams or NGOs that are developing unique solutions for the social sector that have the potential to positively impact the underprivileged in India, at scale.

Speaking at the launch of the awards, Infosys Foundation Chairperson, Mrs. Sudha Murty said, "The Infosys Foundation constantly looks at addressing challenges people face in the farthest corners of this great nation, and it is our endeavor to support individuals and NGOs to act on their good intentions towards society and help them turn ideas into action. Through the Aarohan Social Innovation Awards, we aim to nurture a culture of innovation in the social sector so that positive change can be scaled. As part of this endeavor we are setting aside a sum of INR 1.5 crore this year from which we will reward deserving social innovators in India whose solutions have the potential to make a difference.”


The awards will accept submissions across six categories:
1.Healthcare
2.Rural Development
3.Destitute Care
4.Women’s Safety & Empowerment
5.Education & Sports
6.Sustainability

A panel of distinguished judges will evaluate and select the winners whose submissions will be assessed on four broad criteria – application to real world problems, innovative use of technology, originality of ideas and ease of use. The jury will comprise Prof. Trilochan Sastry, Professor and former Dean, IIM Bangalore; Padma Shree Mr. Arvind Gupta, an Indian toy inventor and science expert; Prof. GVV Sharma, Faculty in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Coordinator, Teaching Learning Centre, IIT Hyderabad; Prof. Anil Gupta, visiting faculty, IIM Ahmedabad, a globally renowned scholar of grassroots innovations and founder of the Honey Bee Network, and Infosys Foundation Chairperson and noted author Mrs. Sudha Murty.

About Infosys:

Infosys is a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting. It enables clients in 45 countries to navigate their digital transformation. With over three decades of experience in managing the systems and workings of global enterprises. It also empower the business with agile digital at scale to deliver unprecedented levels of performance and customer delight.


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