Anjani Mashelkar Inclusive Innovation Award 2013

Anjani Mashelkar Inclusive Innovation AwardAnjani Mashelkar, Dr R.A. Mashelkar´s mother, brought him up facing all the odds that a poor widowed uneducated mother moving to Mumbai with her only child – a six year old boy – would face. And this she did with courage and dignity. Her own circumstances never brought her down – she always expressed concern about the underprivileged people around her, and always wanted her son to do something about it.The Anjani Mashelkar Inclusive Innovation Award fulfills this wish. It will be an annual award of Rs.1 lakh given to an Indian innovator (individual or organization).Inclusive innovation is about solving problems that NEED to be solved as opposed to problems that CAN be solved. It 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 award also has an equally important aim: to sensitize innovators about the problems faced by such sections of society– such as the resource poor elderly people of India.

An eminent jury will select the winner. The award for this year will be given away on 17th November 2013 in Pune.

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Visiting Faculty, IIM Ahmedabad & IIT Bombay and an independent thinker, activist for the cause of creative communities and individuals at grassroots, tech institutions and any other walk of life committed to make this world a more creative, compassionate and collaborative place