Marico Innovation Foundation (MIF), the not-for-profit arm of FMCG giant Marico, is hosting its biannual Innovation for India Awards ceremony entirely online this week. Since its inception in 2003, MIF has launched several catalytic initiatives to help Indian innovators in the broader ecosystem.
The event was to be held on March 17 this year, but was postponed due to the pandemic and has been shifted entirely online. It will be held this week on October 9, from 5-6:30 pm (see registration link here). See also our coverage of the 2018 edition, interview with MIF head Priya Kapadia, and Innovate to Cultivate agri-initiative.
Since 2006, more than 60 organisations have won awards in categories of startup, business, social, global gamechanger, public services, and innovation in the business model, process or product (see Table 1). Winners have included startup founders, social entrepreneurs, business giants, and even government agencies.
MIF is expecting as many as 10,000 registrations this year for the online awards function. “We have really pulled in a huge positive direction,” said Harsh Mariwala, Founder of Marico Innovation Foundation and Chairman of Marico, in a chat with YourStory.