Category: Awards, Competitions, Funding Grants

india internet challenge Innovation Challenge India – Get up to Rs 3 Crore in Funding, a global collaboration between Technology companies, Non Profit Organizations and Individuals is organizing an Innovation challenge focussed on India. Winning ideas stand to receive funding grants of up to Rs 3 Crore ($ 500,000) as a part of this program. Websites, Mobile Applications and Online Services designed to meet the needs of the different […]

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Tata Social Enterprise Challenge 2014

The TATA Social Enterprise Challenge, a joint initiative of TATA and IIM Calcutta is now accepting applications for the 2014 edition of the challenge. Last year the top 3 social enterprises who won the challenge were MicroX Labs, Bodhi Health Education and Green Agrevolutions. This year the TATA Social Enterprise Challenge will have 3 rounds, […]

Sanitation Innovation Challenge 2014

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is inviting Expressions of Interest (EOI) from innovators, suppliers and specialists to the Sanitation Innovation Challenge (SanIC) 2014. Sanitation Innovation Challenge 2014 The objectives of the challenge are to mobilise innovative sanitation technologies and solutions towards providing more appropriate solutions to South Africa’s sanitation challenge. Sanitation innovations are […]

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India Innovation Initiative 2014

India Innovation initiative 2014 is now accepting applications from Innovators, NGO’s and Companies for development of break-through technologies that will benefit society. The objective of this initiative is to strengthen the entrepreneurial eco-system in the country and short-listed projects stand a chance of receiving funding from government agencies to take their ideas to the market. […]

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Sankalp Awards 2015 Launched

Sankalp Awards 2015 is now accepting applications from India based organizations for it’s 7th edition of awards for Social Enterprises. Social Entrepreneurs who are focused on any one of the high impact sectors given below can apply : Agriculture & Food, Education, Clean Energy, Healthcare, Financial Inclusion, Water and Sanitation 24 Social Enterprises were selected as […]

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Marico Social Innovation Acceleration Programme 2014

The Marico Innovation Foundation is accepting applications from Social Enterprises and Social Entrepreneurs for it’s 4th Batch of incubatees for it’s Social Innovation Accelerator. The Social Innovation Acceleration Programme plays a catalytic role and helps social organizations innovate and scale up their operations. The Foundation has mentored the following 8 organizations in the past two […]

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Genesis Social Entrepreneurship Challenge 2014

The US$ 1 Million ( Rs 6 Crore) Genesis Generation Challenge 2014 is now accepting applications from around the world. Teams who are working on solving global problems and challenges facing society are eligible to take part in the contest. The Social Entrepreneurship Challenge provides 10 funding grants worth US$ 100,000 (Rs 60 Lakh) each […]

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13 Unique Fundraising Ideas

Why should fundraisers be limited to the creativity of its idea? Raising funds on birthdays, weddings and marathons are pretty standard – tried and tested fundraising fare. There are certain fundraising ideas that stand out as creative, unique and downright unusual. The more unique and appealing it is, chances of raising more is higher, don’t […]

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Design a logo for Digital India

The Department of Electronics & Information Technology plans to soon launch a new program titled “Digital India” to transform India into a digitally empowered and connected knowledge economy. The Ministry is now seeking inputs for a logo to be designed for the program. The last date to submit your logo design is 1st September 2014. […]

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NSDC Innovations for Skills Challenge 2014

NSDC Innovations for Skills Challenge 2014, a national level search which aims to identify and invest Rs 1.5 to 2 Crore in 10-15 innovative and robust enterprises registered in India is now accepting entries. The contest is open to pvt companies, co-operatives, ngo’s, trusts and society’s. NSDC Innovations for Skills Challenge 2014 is organized by […]

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Innovation4Impact – XLRI-NABARD Award

XLRI – Xavier School of Management and the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) have announced that they will be jointly hosting a award and national level felicitation- Innovation4Impact(i4i), at the “3rd XLRI International Workshop on Inclusive Finance” during October 31-November 2, 2014 to be held at XLRI campus at Jamshedpur. The award aims […]

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2014 EIB Prize for Excellence in Economic and Social Research

The EIB Institute announced that this year’s ‘Outstanding Contribution Award’ – with a prize of EUR 40,000 (Rs 32 Lakh) – will go jointly to Professors Nicholas Bloom (Department of Economics, Stanford University) and John Van Reenen (Centre for Economic Performance and Department of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science) in acknowledgement of the […]

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Scheme for Financial Assistance to Economic Research Institutions

The Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) is now accepting applications from researchers, institutions and organizations for financial assistance to support economic research activities.Normally financial assistance for a single research project will not be more than Rs. 20.00 lakh. The Quantum of the grant will depend on budget provisions and the number of meritorious proposals received. […]

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EU-India Joint Call on Clean Water and Health

INDIGO Partnership Programme (IPP), a EU-India joint partnership to promote research and innovation for tackling societal challenges on a global scale is now accepting applications for projects on “Clean Water and Health”. Projects are eligible to receive funding of around Euro 100.000 – Euro 200.000 (Rs 0.8 – 1.6 Crores) per partner / per country, depending […]

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Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award Delhi 2014

The Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award is a a travelling award presented to unique initiatives across differnet cities that utilize partnerships among institutions, people,organizations to improve the quality of life in the urban environment. The winners for this award are selected by a  jury following an open call for applications. The US$ 100,000 (Rs 60 Lakhs) award […]

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Lynn Syms Prize 2014

World Pulse in partnership with philanthropist Lynn Syms has announced the inaugural 2014 Lynn Syms Prize . In 2014, the prize will be awarded to an outstanding grassroots woman and visionary voice who has used digital tools to effect change and advance her community work. Award winners stand to gain a US$ 20,000 (Rs 12 Lakh) […]

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Microfinance India Awards 2014

Access Development Services is accepting nominations for the 2014 HSBC ACCESS Microfinance India Awards. The last date to submit your completed nominations online is August 7th, 2014. This year nominations are being accepted for the following categories :- Business Correspondent of the Year Award Individual Category Award – For Contribution to Sector Building by an […]

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e-Uttara Awards 2014 for Social enterprises and NGO’s

The Digital Empowerment Foundation along with Government of Uttar Pradesh has launched the ‘e-Uttara Award Summit 2014’ to identify, recognize and promote innovations in Uttar Pradesh under the Manthan Award and the World Summit Award framework. The last date for submitting your applications is August 15th 2014 E-Uttara Awards 2014 The core objective of ‘e-Uttara’ […]

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Vodafone Mobile for Good 2014 Awards

The Vodafone Foundation has announced the launch of the 4th edition of its ‘Mobile for Good‘ (M4G) Awards in India. This year the M4G Awards is calling for nominations in 2 major categories and 5 subcategories. The main award category focuses on recognizing projects / initiatives by NGO’s and NFP’s while the special awards category […]

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Helsinki Challenge 2014

The Helsinki Challenge with a prize money of Euro 375,000 (Rs 3 Crore) is now accepting entries for solutions to both global challenges and the future of the welfare state based on the following 5 themes:- Environmental Change Health and Well Being Future Learning Global Helsinki New World View Helsinki Challenge 2014 The Helsinki Challenge mainly aims to […]

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Trust Challenge for Digital Media and Online Learning 2014

The Trust Challenge will be awarding up-to US$ 1.2 million (Rs 7.2 Crores) to museums, libraries, school districts, schools, community organizations, non governmental organizations, app developers, researchers, colleges and universities, and other institutional/ organizational partners who are willing to create collaborations or alliances that address existing real-world challenges to trust in connected learning environments. Funding […]

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Indo-German Award : All India Environmental Journalism Competition 2014

To encourage improved media coverage and reporting of environmental issues in India , GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) through its Indo-German Environment Partnership is organising a competition for journalists reporting on environmental issues in India. By recognizing and awarding good journalistic reports, the competition aims to inspire journalists to take up a wider range of topics […]

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Indian Angel Network launches Incubation support for Startups in the Social Impact Sector

The Indian Angel Network(IAN) that bills itself as India’s first and Asia’s largest network of angel investors has announced the launch of the IAN incubator program for start-ups in the Social Impact sector in partnership with India’s leading bank for the SME’s the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) and GIZ an international enterprise […]

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2014 Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards

Unilever the world’s third largest consumer goods company has announced that it is accepting entries for the 2014 edition of “Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards” which encourages young people to come up with practical and innovative solutions to some of the world’s biggest sustainability challenges. The award is open to anyone aged 30 or under, […]