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10th Edition Of NASSCOM Social Innovation Forum Launched In Partnership With Mphasis

NSIF is inviting entries from a diverse range of social innovators across NGOs, Social Enterprises and Social Start-ups

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NASSCOM Foundation, in partnership with Mphasis, on Wednesday (20 September) has announced the launch of the tenth edition of the NASSCOM Social Innovation Forum (NSIF) to foster 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.

NSIF is inviting entries from a diverse range of social innovators across NGOs, Social Enterprises and Social Start-ups.

With support from its donor partner - Mphasis, NSIF will award catalytic grants of Rs 10 lakh each to the strongest tech innovations that are creating radical social impact in areas of financial inclusion, healthcare, environment, education and accessibility.

The projects will also be provided with a 12 month Support to Scale Mentoring 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 Ltd 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.”

Shrikant Sinha, CEO, NASSCOM Foundation said, “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.”

Applications for NSIF are open from 21 September - 31 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.

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 and get insights from industry leaders on further driving technology revolution for good.