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Can Your Innovation Change Lives? Apply for ‘Quiet Innovators’ Contest; Total Prizes of Rs 4 Lakh

Attention, changemakers! Need a platform for your innovation? The ‘Quiet Innovators’ contest by The Better India and Shiv Nadar Foundation aims to empower you and help you scale up your impact.

Can Your Innovation Change Lives? Apply for ‘Quiet Innovators’ Contest; Total Prizes of Rs 4 Lakh

This article has been sponsored by Shiv Nadar Foundation.

In a small Assam village, Anusweta Deb, a determined teenager motivated by her love for science, crafted an affordable life jacket from used plastic bottles. In Tamil Nadu, Senthil Kumar Murugesan, an electronics engineer, invented a device to detect risks during early pregnancy in remote Indian areas. Dr Sudhir Srivastava, a well-known cardiologist, left his practice, sold his car, and used his savings to create a surgical robot that slashes surgery costs by a third.

These remarkable innovations benefit society and aim to improve people’s lives — highlighting how grassroots creativity and ingenuity can bring about change. Despite their greatness, often, many are unaware of such innovations, emphasising the need to raise awareness about them.

So if you think you are sitting on an innovation that could positively impact the lives of people, then, we’ve got a proposition to take your brainchild to new heights.

We’re calling all the genius minds with trailblazing innovations looking to scale their work.

Here’s introducing the ‘Quiet Innovators’ contest — hosted by Shiv Nadar Foundation in partnership with The Better India. This contest will not only showcase India’s exceptional innovators in education, health, sustainability, and social causes, but also provide these innovators with a platform to display their impactful work.

And to make things more exciting, the top four winners across the categories will be awarded a total prize of Rs 4 lakh*.

Choose a category and apply!

The innovation that you are planning to submit must align with one of the following four categories.

One winner from each of the four categories will receive a prize money of Rs 1 lakh* each.

1. Innovation in education: The innovations aimed at enhancing student learning and supporting educators.

2. Innovation for health and wellness: Innovations aimed at fostering technological advancements that promote health and overall well-being of people.

3. Innovation for social cause: Innovations that use technology to bring change in the lives of underprivileged communities and improve the social sector.

4. Innovation for sustainability: Innovations that help in promoting sustainable living and environmentally conscious practices.

Things to know

  1. To participate in this contest, you have to be an Indian resident.
  2. Participants must be over 18 years old.
  3. The duration of the contest is from 16 November to 12 December 2023.
  4. You can register and submit your innovation for free. 
  5. Individuals, startups, NGOs and teams can participate in the contest. 
  6. Each participant can submit only one entry. 
  7. Once the entry is made, the innovators cannot make any changes to their submission. 
  8. The application requires the details of the innovation, the innovator and a statement highlighting the thought and motivation behind the innovation.

Please note that a participant may be disqualified if they are not a resident of India, if their idea is not original, if they have submitted more than one entry, or if their entry does not align with the specified categories.

If you have a unique and groundbreaking innovation with the ability to revolutionise the health sector, society, education, and the environment, then this contest is just the thing for you.

So what are you waiting for? Gear up for the contest and apply now!

(Click here for more details; *TDS will be deducted. The judges’ decision will be final. T&C apply*)

(Edited by Pranita Bhat)

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