Paul D'Souza representing Touché
The first prize winner of the #InnovationForGood Award is Touché. This innovation can assist millions of people worldwide to information that others take for granted. By using digital technology, they make sure that people with visual impairments have cost effective access to new age technology and content.
Aditi Gupta representing Menstrupedia
Menstrupedia is a platform promoting human rights by various activities in order to create awareness of menstruation, something that should be part of everyday knowledge for all people on the planet.
Lokesh Khemani and Rupesh Mandal representing Spothole
Spothole App creates awareness of a common obstacle in the landscape. By combining crowdfunding and crowdsourcing they make people report about potholes. The potential of this app is much bigger then the great city of Mumbai.
The call for applications 2016:
The Sweden-South Asian Studies Network (SASNET) in collaboration with Centre for Work, Technology and Social Change (WTS) at Lund University is back with the second edition of #InnovationForGood–award, which will honour one enterprise or individual from India for their work in social innovation in a digital context.
The award carries a cash prize of INR 100,000, and it will recognise innovators who have created platforms at the intersection of technology, media and human rights. The prize ceremony and a workshop about media and innovations will be arranged in Mumbai during October 2016.
The criterias for application are as follow:
- Your venture can be for or not for profit
- It should be under operation for at least 6 months
- Should have strong connect to social innovation and digital media
Send in your entries to award [at] southasiamediaproject [dot] com (subject: %23InnovationForGood) with an essay of up to 1 000 words on how your venture fits in the idea of social innovation in a digital context, the human rights aspect that it is targeting and the expected outcome.
Deadline: Submit your application before September 12, 2016
- If you are applying as a team, send a 100 word profile of your key members.
- If you are applying as an individual, send in your resume along with your proposal