Inclusive Innovation Award

Anjani Mashelkar Inclusive Innovation Award

The Anjani Mashelkar Inclusive Innovation Award is an annual award of ₹100,000 given to an individual or an organisation for a prototyped innovation or a commercialized product or service. The innovation must address the problems faced by the disadvantaged resource-poor people in India and offer an original and implementable solution.

This award presents an opportunity to spur and fuel innovation for the benefit of the most disadvantaged sections of society in order to ‘include’ them into the mainstream. The awardees will preferably be those who believe not just in ‘best practices’, but in ‘next practices‘. Most importantly, it will value solutions that represent ‘affordable excellence‘, breaking the myth that ‘affordability’ and ‘excellence’ cannot go together.

As the award grows in stature and gains national recognition, it will endeavour to leverage support for the innovator from various other private and public sector organizations.

Criteria

  • Only Indian organizations or persons (of any age) of Indian origin are eligible to apply.
  • Prototypes or proof of concepts which have the potential to be successful innovations are eligible. Raw ideas will not be considered.
  • The prototypes, products, services or business models should be original and novel.
  • They should provide highest quality affordable products and experiences to the resource poor people.
  • Applications compliant to parameters of ASSURED framework would be preferred. (to know more – http://www.mashelkar.com/blog/194-dismantling-inequality-through-assured-innovation )

2020 Categories

  • Innovations addressing Covid-19 pandemic [diagnosis, testing, treatment, vaccination, monitoring, ease of life, drudgery, awareness etc.]
  • Innovations in all other areas [energy, education, agriculture, finance, healthcare (not Covid-19 related), water & sanitation etc.]

Process

  • Every year a call for nominations is announced for this award.
  • Expert team shortlists applicants based on the above mentioned criteria
  • If more details are required, then shortlisted applicants will be contacted by an expert team
  • The jury will select the winner from a shortlist.

Jury

Anil Gupta

Founder, Honeybee Network & National Innovation Foundation

Arun Nigvekar

Former Chairman, University Grants Commission

Bhushan Patwardhan

Vice-Chairman, University Grants Commission

Elaben Bhat

Founder, Self-Employed Womens Association (SEWA)

Jayant Umranikar

IPS (retd.), Former DG (Special Operations), Maharashtra Police

R Kumar

Professor (retd.), Indian Institute of Science

Samir Mitragotri

Professor, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Shiladitya Sengupta

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Sushil Borde

Trustee, Anjani Mashelkar Foundation

Vijay Bhatkar

Founder, Multiversity & Chancellor, Nalanda University

Vinod Goel

Senior Consultant, World Bank

Previous Winners

2019 Winner: GenRobotics for Bandicoot

2019 Winner: GenRobotics for Bandicoot

Manual scavenging – in cities, often visible as manhole cleaning – is considered one of the worst professions in the world, and with good reason….

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2018 Winner: Dr. Vinay Kumar for anuPath

2018 Winner: Dr. Vinay Kumar for anuPath

Globally, 425 million people suffer from diabetes and 1. 6 million deaths are attributed directly to the chronic disease each year. It causes serious health…

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2017 Winner: Dr. Navin Khanna for ‘Dengue Day 1’ test

2017 Winner: Dr. Navin Khanna for ‘Dengue Day 1’ test

The incidence of dengue has increased 30-fold over the last 50 years. Up to 50-100 million infections are now estimated to occur annually in over…

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2016 Winner: Mihir Shah for ‘iBreastExam’ Device

2016 Winner: Mihir Shah for ‘iBreastExam’ Device

‘iBreastExam’ uses innovative sensor and material technology combined with software computing to accurately identify cancerous lesions and tumours. It is a breakthrough technology that has…

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2015 Winner: Rahul Rastogi for ‘Sanket’ ECG Device

2015 Winner: Rahul Rastogi for ‘Sanket’ ECG Device

‘Sanket’ electrocardiogram (ECG) device is a disruptive high-tech innovative solution for personal cardiac care. It is a credit card-sized heart monitor, which acts like a…

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2014 Winner: Dr. Jairaj Chintamani for Diasense

2014 Winner: Dr. Jairaj Chintamani for Diasense

Diasense is a unique and innovative individualised solution. It is a non-invasive device that allows a physician to measure the neuropathy and pin point high…

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2013 Winner: Leo Mavely for Axiostat

2013 Winner: Leo Mavely for Axiostat

Axiostat is an advanced wound dressing that stops traumatic external bleeding. It utilizes the unique biomaterial ‘Chitosan’ in a novel sponge form. It is India’s…

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2012 Winner: Myshkin Ingawale for ToucHb

2012 Winner: Myshkin Ingawale for ToucHb

ToucHb is a simple, inexpensive and non-invasive detector for anemia, which requires no needles, no pricking, no high tech gadgets and no trained assistants. It…

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2011 Winner: Dr. Shyam Vasudev for 3nethra

2011 Winner: Dr. Shyam Vasudev for 3nethra

3nethra is an intelligent, portable, non-invasive, non-mydriatic, low cost device that helps in pre-screening of five major eye diseases, namely, cataract, diabetic retina, glaucoma, and…

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2011 Winner: Dr. Bhawana Chanana for ‘low cost diapers for the elderly’

2011 Winner: Dr. Bhawana Chanana for ‘low cost diapers for the elderly’

Innovative use of indigenously available raw material extracted from knitwear fabric waste and agro-residues like bagasse waste for making Adult Urinary Incontinence Diapers. This is…

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