Inclusive Innovation Award

The Anjani Mashelkar Inclusive Innovation Award is an annual award of Rs. 1 lakh given to an individual or an organisation for an idea, prototype or a commercialized product, service and business model. 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. It also has another equally important aim: to sensitize innovators about the problems faced by such sections of society- such as the resource poor elderly people.

The awardees will preferably be those who believe in not just ‘best practices’, but ‘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.

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.

Criteria

  • Only Indian organizations or persons of Indian origin are eligible to apply.
  • Innovators of all ages may apply.
  • The nominations should be for prototypes or proof of concepts which have the potential to be successful innovations. 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.
  • The innovations should substantially and positively affect the quality of life of the disadvantaged sections of society- such as the resource poor elderly people.
  • All applications should clearly explain the innovation, the originality of the idea, its benefit, and impact.

Previous Winners

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

About

The Anjani Mashelkar Foundation engages in recognizing, rewarding, encouraging those responsible for creating value for the society in science, technology and innovation domain

ADDRESS

Raghunath,
D-4, Varsha Park,
Baner, Pune – 411045,
Maharashtra, India

©2018 Anjani Mashelkar Foundation. All Rights Reserved. Designed By TalentServ Consulting Pvt. Ltd.