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Eligibility NSIF 2017

After choosing an applicant type, check if you fulfil all the eligibility criteria necessary for the Challenge.

 

(Each applicant type has a defined set of criteria which the applicant needs to fulfil in order to be eligible to apply for the Challenge. You can check from the list given below if you qualify for the one you have chosen)

 

Criteria for all categories:

  • Social Enterprises
  • Students/Individuals and Groups
  • The innovation must use Information Communication Technology (ICT)
  • The innovation/ project/ programme must be in the areas of either; Healthcare, Primary and Secondary Education, Accessibility, Skilling for Employment, Women’s Safety and Other Social Issues- Disaster Management, Livelihood Generation, Environmental and Cultural Conservation, Financial Inclusion, Child Labour, Governance, Agricultural Services.
  • The innovation/ programme must have a direct impact within India, benefitting a community within India.

 

For the Not for Profit category, all applying organizations should fulfil the following criteria:

  • 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 being applied for the Challenge and Grant must benefit India or a community in India.
  • To be eligible for the Challenge, the innovation/ programme must be at least in working prototype stage.
  • To be eligible for the Grant, the innovation/ programme must be at least in pilot stage.
  • To be eligible for the Grant, the initiative/ programme entered must be at least in pilot stage.
  • The organisation can be operational for less than one year for both the Grant and the Challenge.
  • The innovation/programme should not have won the NASSCOM Social Innovation Forum challenge in the previous three years.

 

For the Social Enterprise category, all applying organizations should fulfil the following criteria:

  • To be considered a Social enterprise your organisation should derive profits from pursuing only socially relevant activities and goals with the profit being reinvested 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.
  • The innovation being applied for the Challenge and Grant must benefit India or a community in India.
  • To be eligible for the Challenge the innovation must be at least in the prototype stage.
  • To be eligible for the Grant the innovation must at least be in pilot stage.
  • The organisation can be operational for less than one year for both the Grant and the Challenge.
  • The innovation/programme should not have won the NASSCOM Social Innovation Forum Challenge in the previous three years.

 

For Students, Individuals and Group category, all individuals or groups should satisfy the following criteria:

  • The individual and every individual in the group should be an Indian citizen.
  • The group should not be registered under the Societies, Trusts or Company’s Act.
  • The innovation being applied 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 16 to apply for the Challenge.
  • If it is a group, the group can have a maximum of 6 members all of whom must have completed 16 years of age.
  • If the applicant is a student or a group of students, each of them must be enrolled in an academic institution in India.
  • The innovation must be at least in prototype stage to be considered for the Challenge.
  • The innovation/programme should not have won the NASSCOM Social Innovation Forum challenge in the previous three years.

 

For Mphasis Grant for Primary and Secondary Education thematic category Innovations, applicants should satisfy the following criteria:

  • Only Not for Profits and Social Enterprises with innovations in the area of Primary and Secondary Education are eligible for the grant.
  • Innovations in this thematic area must be in their pilot stage to be considered for the Grant.

 

Innovations in this sector can include disruptive and scalable technology solutions and innovative tools that can support the education sector through the following:

  • Improved academic outcomes for both students and teachers.
  • Solutions creating better content for achieving learning outcomes and retention.
  • Innovations providing last mile access to education.

It must be noted here that solutions in this sector are not limited to the above three, innovations addressing any gaps within the Primary and Secondary Education domain will be welcome to apply as long as they meet the above criteria.

 

For Accenture Technology Support, applicant should also satisfy the following criteria:

  • Only Not for Profit organisations qualify
  • Innovation should be at least in pilot phase, with at least 6 months in operation/in use by project managers and/or beneficiary (as applicable )
  • Organisation should be at least one year in operation
  • Organisations must have a valid FCRA.
  • Technology platform employed in the innovation should be under the control of the organisation, such that it can be modified as per Accenture guidance
  • Organisation should be able to spare sufficient time (a mix of in-person and tele meetings) over one year of (in 2017-2018) to take maximum benefit of the Accenture technology consulting team
  • Organisation should be willing to mention Accenture as the technology partner on their solution branding
  • If any joint IP creation happens during the Accenture consulting, then the organisation has to enter into a joint IP agreement and this can be decided based on the nature of the IP

 

 
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