Mashelkar Foundation

Anjani Mashelkar Foundation

Inclusive innovation includes the excluded by deploying disruptive high technology, scalable products and services often through breakthrough business models. It ensures access equality despite income inequality.

Such innovations have to provide equitable value propositions to all and not just a few- often requiring ultra-affordability. So, in a way, inclusive innovation is nothing but ‘affordable excellence’ in action.

The Anjani Mashelkar Foundation was established in 2011 by Padma Vibhushan Dr. R A Mashelkar. Named after his mother, the foundation aspires to pole-vault the inclusive innovation movement by accelerating such innovations and creating an ecosystem for them to thrive.

Anjani Mashelkar Foundation is recognized under Section 80G of India’s Income Tax Act 1961.

Anjani Mashelkar Foundation is recognized under Section 80G of India’s Income Tax Act 1961.

Challenging conventional wisdom through disruptive Inclusive Innovation

Partnership with Symbiosis International University

Inclusive Innovation Programme with Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM)
Anjani Mashelkar Foundation has partnered with Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Pune for introducing first-of-its-kind credit-based project course on Inclusive Innovation- where students of the MBA (Innovation & Entrepreneurship) programme will work with the past winners of the Anjani Mashelkar Prize. While this initiative will allow the brightest minds of SIBM to work on solving real-world problems through Inclusive Innovation while pursuing their academic endeavours, the startups will get access to best MBA talent to work on their grand challenges and achieve real impact.

ANJANI MASHELKAR PRIZE

Formerly known as “Anjani Mashelkar Inclusive Innovation Award”

The Anjani Mashelkar prize is named after Dr. Mashelkar’s late mother, who raised him facing many hardships as a poor, uneducated widow. In spite of her own circumstances, she always wished to do something to improve the quality of life of resource-poor and excluded people. 

This award presents an opportunity to spur and fuel innovation for the benefit of the excluded sections of society in order to ‘include’ them in the mainstream. Most importantly, it will value solutions that represent ‘affordable excellence‘, breaking the myth that ‘affordability’ and ‘excellence’ cannot go together.

The winner becomes a part of the coveted portfolio of the foundation and gets access to funding, markets, acceleration, research and AI development, outreach and the customary prestigious prize from Dr. R A Mashelkar. An eminent jury selects the winner through a rigorous evaluation process.

MEET OUR EMINENT JURY

ANU AGA
FORMER CHAIRPERSON,
THERMAX
DEVI SHETTY
CHAIRPERSON,
NARAYANA HEALTH
HARSH MARIWALA
CHAIRPERSON,
MARICO
K RADHAKRISHNAN
FORMER CHAIRPERSON,
ISRO
KIRAN KARNIK
PRESIDENT-NASSCOM,
AUTHOR
KIRAN MAZUMDAR-SHAW
CHAIRPERSON,
BIOCON
NIRMAL GANGULY
FORMER DIRECTOR GENERAL,
ICMR
RONNIE SCREWVALA
CO-FOUNDER,
SWADES FOUNDATION
SHEKHAR MANDE
FORMER DIRECTOR GENERAL,
CSIR
SHRADHA SHARMA
FOUNDER & CHIEF EDITOR,
YOURSTORY
SWATI PIRAMAL
VICE CHAIRPERSON,
PIRAMAL GROUP
SUSHIL BORDE
TRUSTEE, ANJANI MASHELKAR FOUNDATION