Mumbai, September 20, 2017: NASSCOM Foundation, in partnership with phasis today announced the launch of the tenth edition of the NASSCOM Social Innovation Forum (NSIF) – India’s largest platform to foster innovative use of technology to create sustained social impact. The program instituted since 2008, identifies, honours and supports, innovative Information and Communications Technology (ICT) based projects, products and solutions that have the potential to address critical gaps in key developmental areas and contribute to inclusive growth.
Building on the solid foundation from the last nine years’triumphs and learnings, NSIF is inviting entries from a diverse range of social innovators across NGOs, Social Enterprises and Social Start-ups.
With support from our donor partner – Mphasis, NSIF will award catalytic grants of INR 10 Lakhs each to the strongest tech innovations that are creating radical social impact in areas of Financial Inclusion, Healthcare, Environment, Education and Accessibility.The grants will be given to winners from across these thematic areas.
The projects will also be provided with a 12-monthSupport to ScaleMentoring by experts in the industry as well as access to NASSCOM Foundation’s network of tech for good leaders in the country.The Forum aims to drive CSR capital to encourage and scale innovations across relevant and topical themes in the country.
Srikanth Karra, Chief Human Resources Officer, Mphasis Limited said, “In the last 3 years of Mphasis support to NSIF, the program has scaled significant heights not only in terms of geography and number of applicants, but also in terms of high quality innovations being recognised, receiving follow-on funding and catalysing bigger social impacts. Mphasis is happy to have been part of this journey so far and hopes that the initiative will continue to gain further momentum this year again.“
Shrikant Sinha, CEO, NASSCOM Foundation said, “With active engagement with over 2000 innovators across sectors/verticals, from 25 states in the country, the NASSCOM Social Innovation Forum has become one of the strongest ecosystems encouraging tech-aided development in the country. As the NASSCOM Social Innovation Forum enters its 10th year, our goal is to become a driving force for technology for good and add momentum to the change-inspiring work of social innovators around the country. We are glad to continue our partnership with Mphasis to help us in our journey to solve the some of the most difficult social problems that currently plague us, thus improving the social fabric of our nation ”
Applications for NSIF are open from 21st September 2017 till 31st October, 2017.
Once the applications are received, they will undergo a carefully designed 3 stage, shortlisting process with jury members consisting of the leaders from across industries. The winners will be announced and felicitated at the NASSCOM India Leadership Forum – NASSCOM’s flagship event.
To celebrate NSIF’s 10th year of supporting tech for good solutions, NASSCOM Foundation will also be hosting a special Innovation evening in March 2018 to share impact stories of technology as a transformative force across social areas & get insights from industry leaders on further driving technology revolution for good.
For details on the NSIF application process and more, please visit – www.nsif.in or write to the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About NASSCOM Foundation:
NASSCOM Foundation is a leading non-profit organization driving technology for good. The Foundation’s work is just as expansive and evolutionary as the potential that technology and corporate India entail. Drawing strength from its parent body NASSCOM, the Foundation works closely with four major stakeholders: NASSCOM member companies, NGOs, emerging social enterprises and Government to foster a strategic relationship between technology and development. NASSCOM Foundation’s core initiatives include working for Persons with Disabilities, fostering innovative solutions for social good, creating unique skilling models for underserved communities, and digital literacy where it is the industry partner to the Govt. of India’s National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM / DiSHA). For more information, visit www.nasscomfoundation.org
Mphasis enables chosen customers to meet the demands of an evolving market place. Recently named by American Banker and BAI as one of the top companies in FinTech and as the “Most Distinguished Digital Company in 2015” by The Economic Times, Mphasis fuels this by combining superior human capital with cutting edge solutions in hyper-specialized areas. Contact Mphasis on www.mphasis.com