Social Innovation Forum

Past Winners

Eligibility NSIF 2018

 

Eligibility Criteria for participation in the Forum

Category

Eligibility Criteria

Not for Profit

  • They should be Indian entities or foreign entities with a registered presence in India.

  • They should be a registered under the Indian Trust Act, 1882, Societies Registration Act, 1860 or as a Section 8, Companies Act 2013.

  • The innovation that is submitted for the award and grant must benefit India or a community in India.

  • To be considered for the NSIF award the innovation/programme must be in at least the prototype stage.

  • The organisation can be operational for less than one year for both the Grant and Challenge.

  • The innovation/project entered by the organisation should not have won the NASSCOM Social Innovation Forum challenge in the previous three years (Since 2015).

 

 

For Profit/ Social Enterprise

  • To be considered a Social enterprise your organisation should drive profits from pursuing only socially relevant activities and goals, with the profit being re-invested into driving social impact.

  • To qualify as a Social enterprise, for the purpose of the Social Innovation Award and Grant, the annual turnover of the applicant organisation must not exceed INR 10,00,00,000 (10 crore/ 100 million).

  • They should be Indian entities or foreign entities with a registered presence in India (or in the process of registering by 30th November 2017).

  • The innovation that is submitted for the award and grant must benefit India or a community in India.

  • To be considered for the NSIF award the innovation/programme must be in at least the prototype stage.

  • The organisation can be operational for less than one year for both the Grant and Challenge.

  • The innovation/programme entered by the organisation should not have won the NASSCOM Social Innovation Forum Challenge in the previous three years (Since 2015).

 

Early Stage Entrepreneurs  

  • The individual/group of individuals should be Indian citizens.

  • They should be a registered presence in India (or in the process of registering by 30th November 2017).

  • The innovation that is submitted for the challenge must benefit India, or a community in India.

  • If the applicant is an individual, he/she must be over the age of 18 to apply for the Challenge.

  • The innovation in question must be in prototype stage to be considered for the Challenge.

  • The innovation/programme entered by the organisation should not have won the NASSCOM Social Innovation Forum challenge in the previous three years ((Since 2015).

 

  • The NSIF team may modify the eligibility criteria from time to time with retrospective effect.

  • The NSIF team holds the right to disqualify any application that does not meet the eligibility criteria without assigning any reason whatsoever.

 
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